Great Saw for Speaker Projects (Off Topic)

by Cappy @, Wednesday, January 10, 2007, 23:29 (4031 days ago)
edited by unknown, Wednesday, January 10, 2007, 23:45

Check out this link:

http://www.sawstop.com/

Then check out the 3rd video down with the hot dog.

It is expensive but so is cutting off a limb. It has other nice features too.

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by Bert @, Wednesday, January 10, 2007, 23:47 (4031 days ago) @ Cappy

Hey Cappy,

Then check out the 3rd video down with the hot dog.

Cool! I wonder what triggers the break.... Shouldn't be tested too often though, a saw that has been stopped doesn't look like it can be used again...

Even without the stop, seems a very fine table saw for us speaker builders!

Ciao,

Bert

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BD-Design - Only the Best!

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by goon-heaven, Thursday, January 11, 2007, 12:34 (4031 days ago) @ Cappy

Hi Cappy

I have gone the other way with sawing sheets. I use a Festool TS55 circular saw and guide rail system. I lay the sheet to be cut on top of a sacrifice sheet of polystyrene foam resting on a flat surface (2.4 x 1.2 worktop on trestles in the workshop, or on site, when pressed, on the floor sometimes). Brilliant system - line up guide rail to cutting line and cut - simple, accurate, clean cut and very much safer than table saws. I have cut kitchen worktop sunny side up without chipping, without requiring router finishing. More portable than a quality tablesaw. The original sacrifice sheet of polystyrene foam is about ready for replacement after 2years hard use.

Best regards
Steve

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by Cappy @, Thursday, January 11, 2007, 18:29 (4030 days ago) @ goon-heaven

Steve,

Hey, that is a cool approach.

If your hands are on the saw they aren't going to be cut by the blade -- makes sense.

Also it isn't expensive.

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by goon-heaven, Thursday, January 11, 2007, 19:23 (4030 days ago) @ Cappy

Hi Cappy,

If your hands are on the saw they aren't going to be cut by the blade --
makes sense.

Unlike a table saw, the plunging action of the Festool blade means the blade is almost never exposed outside of the work. The cutting operation can be achieved safely with only one hand. I tend to use the other hand to ensure power cable and dust collection hose do not get snagged.

Also it isn't expensive.

I found the price a bit daunting. I recommend using the Festool dust collection indoors, which about doubles the price. Add two 1.4m guides and connectors to cut 2.4m. It is a serious investment. However, I found the product to be very well engineered and revolutionised the way I cut and reduced the handling of large sheets. The workarea required to cut and handle sheets is reduced by over half.

Regards
Steve

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by Cappy @, Thursday, January 11, 2007, 19:30 (4030 days ago) @ goon-heaven

What was your total cost with all the add-ons?

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by goon-heaven, Thursday, January 11, 2007, 20:30 (4030 days ago) @ Cappy

I recall I paid around UK £800 2years ago. I bought the saw and a guide rail initially, then very soon, after the its 1st job, I bought the rest: dust collector, another guide rail, connectors and spare blade. It remains the most expensive workshop item I've purchased, but has rewarded handsomely.

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by Cappy @, Thursday, January 11, 2007, 20:41 (4030 days ago) @ goon-heaven

Thanks a lot for the info. Expensive, but a lot less than the Sawstop table.

Also, consumer goods are almost always cheaper in the U.S. than in the U.K.

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by goon-heaven, Thursday, January 11, 2007, 21:09 (4030 days ago) @ Cappy

... and I've just counted, I still have all my hotdogs!

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