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Old 04-26-2005, 06:23 PM   #1
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i have graduated from a hacksaw to a delta band saw!! and a craftsman 8" drill press!!

so it might not seem big, but i hate the hacksaw. it takes so long to cut crappy edges. just thought i would share this little fact before i bury myself in the shop whilst i rebuild the maxx and clod.
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Old 04-26-2005, 06:39 PM   #2
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Congrats! Your getting fancy on us now!

I too graduated from dremel/hack saw to a 4x6 bandsaw and drill press.

I love my band saw. It makes cutting metal so much easier, faster, cleaner, and more precise.

Although I went the cheap route and got a Harbor Freight bandsaw and a drill press from Big Lots, but they still work great!

Now I just need a tubing bender. (for 1:1 stuff)
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Old 04-26-2005, 07:51 PM   #3
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Congrats! Your getting fancy on us now!

Now I just need a tubing bender. (for 1:1 stuff)
just put the tube in a vise and beat the shi* out of it with a hammer!thats waht i do
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Old 04-26-2005, 08:02 PM   #4
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I want smooth bends, not wrinkled, ugly, hammered up ones! :-P
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Old 04-26-2005, 08:22 PM   #5
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yeah new tools are nice... just got a 10" ryobi drill press and a 6" ryobi bench grinder.. makes life easier next is the bandsaw, then mill and lathe
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Old 04-27-2005, 09:53 AM   #6
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i just cut up some angle aluminum. it took less than 30 seconds per cut. cheap aluminum...
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wow im really bad off i use a electric scroll saw for wood working... works good on aluminum great on plastic.. makes fairly smooth cuts too...
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Old 04-28-2005, 05:46 AM   #8
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yeah you can cut aluminum with your basic circular saw also
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yeah you can cut aluminum with your basic circular saw also
Yea but its best if you turn the blade around backwards .... i have the scar to prove it
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I also have to use a scroll saw. Have a band saw just to lazy to find a blade for it.
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