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Offline PTsideshow

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For all the wood butchers out there
« on: December 18, 2010, 05:28:51 PM »
For all the wood butchers out there, I wish they had one for metal  :clap:



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Re: For all the wood butchers out there
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2010, 06:17:50 PM »
Nice   looks expensive though
Would be great for the puzzle box i'm making at the moment



i'm currently use a 10" table saw with a sled I knocked up to cut small bits without loosing fingers  :dremel:


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Re: For all the wood butchers out there
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2010, 08:23:42 PM »
Looks like a good metalworking project to put on the 'when I've got time.' list.

It shouldn't be too hard to make one from all the videos and photos available.

Right after Christmas,  after I move house, after I CNC the mill ...

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Re: For all the wood butchers out there
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2010, 09:51:00 PM »
900 bucks?  No thanks.
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Re: For all the wood butchers out there
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2010, 10:41:22 PM »
900 bucks?  No thanks.

Try $1300, when it's available. They're not a stocked item, a production run in made when they have enough orders.

There was a interesting post by the guy from Bridge Tools about why it costs so much.  material costs, machining, producing in the US vs China, patent costs etc.
Looked for the post but couldn't find it. I think it was on one of the Festool forums.

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Re: For all the wood butchers out there
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2010, 11:46:47 PM »
Good idea, but it's going backwards as it's just a reversal of the old hand saw.
It might be good on delicate things, but we have so many good electric machines out their why would you bother with a manual one.
I think it could get very tiring real quick and would be of no use for anybody that has a bad back or arms etc.

It's just like those adds on TV where they make it look so easy, but when you get it home and try it yourself it ends up in the back of the cupboard or the bin.
As for a "saw that can be used while the family sleeps" I think the sound of the carriage on the guides woulds make an annoying sound and even more when it wears in, the wife would not be happy. :hammer:

Dave