It's always fun to have new "toys". I look forward to seeing examples of your work with it.
I'm planning for a very simple, rough even, frame for an image I'm putting in for the Royal Hibernian Academy summer show. Where the image is printed upon aluminum, not paper.I could just leave it unframed. But then, maybe not.
Oh, fun stuff! I, too, look forward to seeing what you do with it. Can it be used as a (is it) mitre saw, like for floorboards and chair rails? I love the look of things printed on the aluminum. My mom has played around with different surfaces over the last year or so. That's a good one!
Yep, that's exactly what it is, a miter saw. It can cut at 45° either side of the perpendicular. While being tilted at 45°. What I must get though is a blade with twice as many teeth. The one on it has 49, which is good enough for normal woods. But for ultra fine 80 is the best.
I have one and use it all the time. However one word of caution. Most have default stops for cutting 45 degree cuts along with other common angles and most are off just a hair due to play in the system. I have found I have to push mine up against one side of the notch to get a perfect 45. To check, I cut a board at 45 degrees, flip one end over and form a corner that I check with a square. It sometimes takes me a couple adjustments to get it right at 45 degrees. Definitely invest in a good blade. Most come with cheap ones.My only regret is that mine doesn't have a laser line on it. They hadn't come out with such things back then. I really would like it when cutting odd profiled pieces of trim instead of sneaking up on a cut.
Yes. It was one of the things I noticed just playing with it that the table has play in it. And I must RTFM to fine the screw/knob/nut to turn to get it fixed solid.Mine does have a laser. I wonder just how hard it would be to add one. Perhaps easier to buy a new one probably.
They are pretty easy to add aftermarket but from what I have seen of those that have done that, the line isn't as sharp and clear as one that comes that way from the factory. I have thought about it still but at the end of the day, I eventually want to get one that slides on an axis to allow me to cut wider material. My current one can't and thus about 7-1/2" is the max I can do without flipping the board and completing the cut from the other side which can have problems of its own.
Yes, I've see those that can come down and then extend quite a bit outwards, maybe as much at 2' from the back guide.This will do me though, once I get a good blade.If you were laying parquet flooring or those lapped ceilings then the big one, but a few frames this will do the job nicely.
Nice saw! I have a nice Skil Circular saw but don't use it enough to justify buying a chop saw or a table saw for that matter. Looking forward to seeing your work.
Yeppers. That would be my thoughts on lots of goodies too.
I inherited the saw referenced by Sage from my dad 11 years ago but have never used it. I love the thought of it but not having been blessed with the handyman gene, I think I would need supervision. I know you will enjoy this one.
The problem is lots of saws are job specific, and don't really work in all cases. And really you could spend an absolute fortune on tools, if you weren't careful.