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George Ledo
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I didn't see this until after Christmas: Smile

http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/2082573......ner.aspx

The review here was bad, but the one on the Rockler site was very good, so I guess I'll wait a while and see if there are any more. Funny thing is, I was thinking about something like this a couple of months ago when I was cutting an inside hole and didn't want to use a jig saw.
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Up north here they have been running an ad blitz on late night tv for the past month. I guess they thought we would need a toy to play with while snowed in.
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Nice little tool. The price is right.
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From the "you know you watch too much magic when.." file;

That video doesn't half look like the beginning of an illusion presentation. The dramatic music, the husky voiceover, the imposing blade, all cutting to a sweeping shot of an angular stage with two male and female performers approaching the apparatus... which is actually about a foot high. Ahem.

<husky>This shot will not cut away. Do not attempt this at home!</husky>
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Kerry, you're watching way too much magic. Smile

Actually, what I thought was really funny was the part where the guy sets up the sawhorses, takes down the saw, gets the board, cuts it, puts it all back, and sweeps the floor. Geez, no wonder he doesn't get anything done.
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This video gave me a serious blast from the past...

My dad and I spent the day at a friends house back when I was about 10 years old. The friend was showing off his new micro farm tractor to my dad, which came with different front attachments, like a snow blade, or a bucket, and so on. And then he spent two hours exposing a sewage line somewhere on the property with the digger arm. I was pretty impressed, being a kid and all. Then Dad said to me under his breath, "A good man with a shovel would have finished in 20 minutes."
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On 2011-01-02 14:28, KerryJK wrote:
From the "you know you watch too much magic when.." file;

That video doesn't half look like the beginning of an illusion presentation. The dramatic music, the husky voiceover, the imposing blade, all cutting to a sweeping shot of an angular stage with two male and female performers approaching the apparatus... which is actually about a foot high. Ahem.

<husky>This shot will not cut away. Do not attempt this at home!</husky>



LOL, I was thinking the same thing.
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I wonder if it would have the same tendency to cut off plumb like a jigsaw dose a lot with thicker material. I noticed they showed how well it works on small short material pieces. Seems to me the thing would be a real pain on anything over a couple feet long.
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Depending on the motor, blade, and alignment device (and price), I'd say it probably does have that tendency. For stuff longer than a couple of feet, I'd either use an extension on both sides, or just go to the miter saw.

What I really like about this item is the ability to cut inside holes (like the front of a square circle) without having to drive a jigsaw. Sure a scroll saw might work, but for a long straight cut I'd rather use a wider blade than a scroll saw has. If I were to buy one of these gadgets, I'd probably relegate it to inside holes and use the other tools for everything else.
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Got one. Basically it is a upsidedown saber saw mounted on a table. Motor is not very strong at all. I don't know what they are cutting in the infomercials, but even with a soft wood like pine, try more than a half inch piece and it really cuts slow and can even drag the motor down to a halt. Definitely not worth the money.
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Yikes! Thanks for the feedback. Maybe I'll go back to thinking about building my own.
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Now this looks worth the money!:
http://www.wimp.com/bandsawmagic/
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Now this looks worth the money!:
http://www.wimp.com/bandsawmagic/
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What a suprise ending! Loved it!
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On 2011-01-03 22:15, Chance wrote:
Now this looks worth the money!:
http://www.wimp.com/bandsawmagic/


I watched a guy do this at the Woodworking Show last year, the whole time he was doing it he was giving a sales pitch only occasionally looking down at the block of wood. Amazing!

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On 2011-01-03 22:15, Chance wrote:
Now this looks worth the money!:
http://www.wimp.com/bandsawmagic/


Great link! Thanks.

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WOW! how that guy went through all the practice it would take to pull that off and still have ten.
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Neato clip, Chance. Thanks for sharing.
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I think I will stick with my old Delta heavy duty jig saw..circa 1950. Does all I need it to. Besides it was Marshalls.

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On 2011-01-03 22:15, Chance wrote:
Now this looks worth the money!:
http://www.wimp.com/bandsawmagic/


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Yes, these trade show demonstrators are something else. I have tools I haven't even used for the past 18 years cause once you get them home they don't work as shown. I know. Practice, practice, practice!!!! He must be using a saw blade that cuts in all directions but I wonder what it does as it hits the blade aligner? Back to the woodcraft catalog.

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