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Old 12-19-2016, 12:06 PM   #1
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I was looking into other stuff and ran into this on amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01I5YSJZA?psc=1

Looks interesting cant decide if it would actually be helpful or not

Some of the claims are a little dumb on this but i know there have been plenty of times ive been tempted to cut stuff off of a worm drive so i could reach an cut.

I didnt see any OSHA stamps on this so i dont know if youd be able to actually bring it on a jobsite or not.
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Re: Gimmick Or God Send?


It looks interesting. I have some situations comming up where it might come in handy. Has a pretty high price tag on it. I could also see someone getting hurt pretty bad too.

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I still think the original design of that saw was better.

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Great for cutting all the way to guardrail posts, for picture frame deck board cuts.
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I think, not a gimmick, quality saw but rather pricey.

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Great for cutting all the way to guardrail posts, for picture frame deck board cuts.
I wouldn't mind a saw just for that. Because the current process of doing it sucks.
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I wouldn't mind a saw just for that. Because the current process of doing it sucks.
I use a little 4-3/8 Rockwell to get close after the track saw cut. Then finish with a multi tool. I used to precut but I like the new way better.

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There was a thread on this a while back. I would love to try a few cuts, but I am concerned about safety and the price tag.
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Too dangerous for me. Look at these vids. Makes me cringe watching the demo with him touching the blade.



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I use a little 4-3/8 Rockwell to get close after the track saw cut. Then finish with a multi tool. I used to precut but I like the new way better.

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There was a thread on this a while back. I would love to try a few cuts, but I am concerned about safety and the price tag.
and OSHA and work comp people if they ever got wind of that....
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looks like a big heavy awkward son of a bitch
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This is as dangerous as I like to get
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In the 70's, sacramento valley, there were various bastardized versions of the 77 saws.

Some professionally made and although dangerous worked quite well.

others the making of a real rube goldberg and holy chit i wouldn't touch that thing.....

also very common to see a saw with no guard at all....
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In the 70's, sacramento valley, there were various bastardized versions of the 77 saws.

Some professionally made and although dangerous worked quite well.

others the making of a real rube goldberg and holy chit i wouldn't touch that thing.....

also very common to see a saw with no guard at all....

Gang saw for cutting multiple seatcuts/birdsmouth in rafters.


http://theroofcutter.blogspot.com/20...n-roof_28.html

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Gang saw for cutting multiple seatcuts in rafters.


http://theroofcutter.blogspot.com/20...n-roof_28.html
i used to have one of them.

machine shop in sac made them to order.

wish i still had half the stuff i used to have...

like an o'neill surfboard.....and that saw....and my youth....
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Your already saving money it ships free with prime! Now you have to get it

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There is another model. Flooring installers use it to undercut jambs. It's a circular saw that the blade is adjustable. They can cut from flush to up about 3/4". Maybe more, I never really looked at it much. It is smaller, like a regular circular saw. The guard is a half circle and the blade gets pushed out. Similar to a biscuit cutter, only 7 1/4".

I did a quick search and didn't find one.
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There is another model. Flooring installers use it to undercut jambs. It's a circular saw that the blade is adjustable. They can cut from flush to up about 3/4". Maybe more, I never really looked at it much. It is smaller, like a regular circular saw. The guard is a half circle and the blade gets pushed out. Similar to a biscuit cutter, only 7 1/4".

I did a quick search and didn't find one.
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14.3 lbs. Not for me.

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