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  • Haven't done a lot of metal yet but it's definitely not quiet or subtle. The supplied clamp is alright for wood but not great for less conveniently shaped metal....like your rod. I think technically the 3/4" is beyond its rated thickness. You could always see if there's a Diablo blade that'll fit it for metal. Can't get them over here, the shipping kills it. Did pick up the last of the Erbauer blades from a clearance sale (Screwfix) for a song and they're a little thinner but same sort of style. There does appear to be a steel-cutting blade of the right dimensions available from Evolution - although it doesn't actually look like it's available. Should mean another make of blade in that saw should work though. Have a look here, right at the bottom EvoBlade255
    See if it likes square tube better than round bar. Works well enough for beveling wood - like I was going to say yes to a quote for $1000 to fit Venetian blinds round a bay window! Now I have blinds, change and a 'free' saw.
    Don't think it like stainless much by the way. Had some "brushed stainless" shelves that turned out to be cheap nasty filling with a thin stainless sheet over-wrap. It cut them but it spat bits of stainless everywhere and deafened everyone within half a mile.

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    • Been away from the forum since Saturday, so posting about what I did Sunday afternoon. Tried to cut off my finger with a skilsaw. Did manage to cut off the last inch of the middle finger of my glove. My finger only needed 5 stitches. Got to keep two forceps, 1 scissor, 1 syringe with 2 needles. 2/3rds of a bottle of betadine and some gauze pads.
      North Central Arkansas

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      • Originally posted by ulav8r View Post
        Been away from the forum since Saturday, so posting about what I did Sunday afternoon. Tried to cut off my finger with a skilsaw. Did manage to cut off the last inch of the middle finger of my glove. My finger only needed 5 stitches. Got to keep two forceps, 1 scissor, 1 syringe with 2 needles. 2/3rds of a bottle of betadine and some gauze pads.
        And here I was swearing every time I hit the tip of my index finger. I'd bruised it pretty well yesterday working on something. Skillsaws are wicked. Like chainsaws they have enough of a kerf that repairs are not always 100% percent. Here's to a good recovery for you.

        Dan
        At the end of the project, there is a profound difference between spare parts and left over parts.

        Location: SF East Bay.

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        • Originally posted by ulav8r View Post
          Been away from the forum since Saturday, so posting about what I did Sunday afternoon. Tried to cut off my finger with a skilsaw. Did manage to cut off the last inch of the middle finger of my glove. My finger only needed 5 stitches. Got to keep two forceps, 1 scissor, 1 syringe with 2 needles. 2/3rds of a bottle of betadine and some gauze pads.
          Hope it heals quickly,did something similar 3 years ago on my Vertical DoAll I figured it was a bad sign when blood sprayed on my safety glasses.

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          • When I was in tech school cutting dovetails I cut into my right thumb pretty well when the blade passed threw the fence. I went and wrapped it up quick and never said a thing. It healed over time but there is a hard spot now.
            Andy

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            • Originally posted by ulav8r View Post
              Been away from the forum since Saturday, so posting about what I did Sunday afternoon. Tried to cut off my finger with a skilsaw. Did manage to cut off the last inch of the middle finger of my glove. My finger only needed 5 stitches. Got to keep two forceps, 1 scissor, 1 syringe with 2 needles. 2/3rds of a bottle of betadine and some gauze pads.
              Clumsy bastard.

              I didn't get to keep squat when they replaced a heart valve last summer.

              A few days before that, they went in from both ends looking for a hole. I hope they didn't use the same tube.

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              • Originally posted by Tundra Twin Track View Post
                I figured it was a bad sign when blood sprayed on my safety glasses.
                Depends if it's your blood or not! .... although I suspect it's still at least frowned upon if it's someone else's.

                Ulav8r: hope it heals well.

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                • I have a boom mic I use on my video camera to do videos. The mount that attaches the microphone to the bar became floppy because the stud broken out of the microphone. I machined a delrin collar to hold the microphone. Here is the video https://youtu.be/lAKpgCA2vmw



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                  • Bought a snow blower (2nd hand toro 828 LE)T



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                    • LOL... I'll be going to pick up a new lawn mower this morning.

                      That white grass is pretty around Christmas. Not so much now.

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                      • We had a big thaw here, followed by a rain/ice storm. We did get a bit of snow here overnight, but only about 1/2". I wish we got dumped on as I want to go sledding . All the trails are now closed around here as they're either grass, or bobsleigh tracks.

                        Heading down into the basement today to do some workbench cleanup and dig out the 3d printer to play with the kids. It's a nice sunny day to go outside and fell some trees but I tweaked my back yesterday taking the garbage down to the corner. Everything is ICE, and I fell HARD twice. 2nd time My phone popped out of my pocket and slide down the snowbank into the creek. Got it out and it seems to be working as normal with no problems so I think I dodged a bullet there lol. Still feel like I got hit by a truck though. Had a friend come out with his sander last night and go over my driveway and the neighbors side road (where I fell) so hopefully it's a little easier going now. Our driveway always gets icy, and it's tough to stay ahead of it, but this year has been the worst.

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                        • Bright, sunny and warm here, about 22F, nearly shirtsleeves weather. Much nocer than 34 and raining, which I think we will have shortly.

                          s'posed to get ice and lower temps overnight.

                          Been fixing other people's problems, not getting much done here. Scraping project is languishing, I get a little done every so often.
                          2730

                          Keep eye on ball.
                          Hashim Khan

                          Everything not impossible is compulsory

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                          • Originally posted by Dan Dubeau View Post
                            We had a big thaw here, followed by a rain/ice storm. We did get a bit of snow here overnight, but only about 1/2". I wish we got dumped on as I want to go sledding . All the trails are now closed around here as they're either grass, or bobsleigh tracks.

                            Heading down into the basement today to do some workbench cleanup and dig out the 3d printer to play with the kids. It's a nice sunny day to go outside and fell some trees but I tweaked my back yesterday taking the garbage down to the corner. Everything is ICE, and I fell HARD twice. 2nd time My phone popped out of my pocket and slide down the snowbank into the creek. Got it out and it seems to be working as normal with no problems so I think I dodged a bullet there lol. Still feel like I got hit by a truck though. Had a friend come out with his sander last night and go over my driveway and the neighbors side road (where I fell) so hopefully it's a little easier going now. Our driveway always gets icy, and it's tough to stay ahead of it, but this year has been the worst.
                            Someday, check out the cost difference between a set of ice cleats and a run to the emergency room in the ambulance. Yak Trax help a bunch.

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                            • Originally posted by DennisCA View Post
                              Bought a snow blower (2nd hand toro 828 LE)T
                              Check out the gearbox between the two augers. It probably has grease in it which gets rubbed out of the worm gear causing premature failure. Filling it with oil will likely quadruple its lifespan. Note that the input bearing probably has no seal so expect oil to leak out so fill it regularly.

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                              • Originally posted by Dan Dubeau View Post
                                We had a big thaw here, followed by a rain/ice storm. We did get a bit of snow here overnight, but only about 1/2". I wish we got dumped on as I want to go sledding . All the trails are now closed around here as they're either grass, or bobsleigh tracks.

                                Heading down into the basement today to do some workbench cleanup and dig out the 3d printer to play with the kids. It's a nice sunny day to go outside and fell some trees but I tweaked my back yesterday taking the garbage down to the corner. Everything is ICE, and I fell HARD twice. 2nd time My phone popped out of my pocket and slide down the snowbank into the creek. Got it out and it seems to be working as normal with no problems so I think I dodged a bullet there lol. Still feel like I got hit by a truck though. Had a friend come out with his sander last night and go over my driveway and the neighbors side road (where I fell) so hopefully it's a little easier going now. Our driveway always gets icy, and it's tough to stay ahead of it, but this year has been the worst.
                                -40 here again this morning,you would have no problem sledding here 2 ft on the ground.I wiped out a few weeks loading grain,hip has healed up good now.

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