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12-26-2005, 05:05 PM
I got one of these for christmas and used it today building a new stand for the 4x6 saw. I cut through some 1x2 rectangle tubing and some angle iron and it did better than I expected. It actually cuts faster than the 4x6 saw.
In case anyone was wondering about it I think it'd be a good addition to the home shop...
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12-26-2005, 05:47 PM
How does that compare, size wise, with the Milwaukee and Porter Cable portables?
The price sure is attractive. So far I've been thoroughly pleased with a 14V battery drill from HF, EXCEPT it only included one battery. Of course priced at $19, can't complain too much.
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12-26-2005, 06:08 PM
I love mine. I'm buying another one and I'll make a benchtop mini 4x6 saw out of it.
12-26-2005, 06:27 PM
I've never used a Porter Cable or Milwaulkee so I'm not sure. The variable speed is pretty cool because you can start the cut real slow and crank it up once the cut is started.
12-26-2005, 06:28 PM
Micro mark tools for modler builds sell one just like that but they have a chop saw type attachement for it may give an idea about the stand for the bench top looks the same but don't know if it will fit.
Been there, probally broke it doing that
12-26-2005, 06:33 PM
One thing you need to be aware of with this saw is the gearing is plastic . Becarefull to not jam the saw up or it will stip the plastic gear built into the blade wheel . However the saw does basically come with a spare . Switch wheels around as they both have the gear built into wheel.
12-26-2005, 07:46 PM
Thanks, good to know...I have been thinking of getting one. The HF 1" SDS Drill can deliver a 1" hole 6 inches deep in aged concrete in a matter of seconds. At $59 (on sale) this is my favorite HF bargin.
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