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Which Saw
« on: April 06, 2018, 11:50:47 PM »

Hi guys,

Ive been using a mates band saw to cut out old handles (when broken) to replace with new handles. It does the job but can sometimes not be perfectly straight. I have the opportunity to buy a cheap band saw so I can do them at home or can you use a drop saw to do it? I know most makers use a table saw to do this job with a jig.

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Re: Which Saw
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2018, 05:48:54 AM »

A decent bandsaw is not cheap.
One of the issues with them also is depth of cut, the cheaper ones tend to only cut up to 80mm
Im after one too, and want to do a laminate, so need it to cut 115mm or so.

I know decent blades and careful setting up, can make the cheaper ones cut well
Theres tons of vids on YouTube

Ive just picked up a cheap table saw, which again doesnt cut very deep, ,it will do the handle vee, but its no good for the big oversized clefts

So, Im still looking for a decent bandsaw too
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Re: Which Saw
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2018, 08:07:05 AM »

I have a record 350 and a few years ago it cut a good laminate for me. As willow is so soft it doesnt take too much trouble nt to cut. The main thing to remember is that once a blade has cut a curve it will never cut straight agai . So use as thick a blade as your saw will take and always use a new blade
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Re: Which Saw
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2018, 08:30:32 AM »

Problem I find when cutting out handles   with an handsaw is keeping the cuts clean and straight
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Re: Which Saw
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2018, 11:15:00 AM »

You need something with decent power and a good throat depth as others have said.

More importantly is the blade. As others have said, get the largest thickness and depth you can get for your machine but more importantly scrap the blade it comes with and get a proper decent blade. If its set up properly it will work fine. Ive never had issues with cutting curves and then straight cuts, even with an older blade

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Re: Which Saw
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2018, 06:05:09 AM »

So would a drop/mitre saw do the job (Cutting the splice out of a bat)?

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Re: Which Saw
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2018, 09:21:25 AM »

It needs to go pretty deep into the cleft, so would need a big diameter cutting disc
And would also leave a little curve at the bottom

I am possibly gonna try this, as these saws are a lot cheaper than a decent bandsaw
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