Actually got to use it today for a classic rot application - replace bottom
couple of feet of brick molding at garage. Personally, I'd just replace the
entire length but it was for someone el$queeke.
It worked awesome. Nice clean straight cut in no time. The fact that it's
only single speed was not an issue this time. And as mentioned, the case
head get very warm very quick. Not sure I'd like to be using this for long
Can't wait till it craps out...so I can justify a Fein :-)
Suggestion, if you're not gonna get one of the better ones in the $150+
range, get one of these. A few uses will make you glad you spent the $35
(with HF coupon) or so.
Glad you like it.
I've really stressed mine - and you're right: the case does get warm. But
never hot. It gets up to the toasty level and stays there.
If you've got a rotary Dremel, you can "resharpen" your worn down blades.
Just cut as many 1/16" deep slots in the blade face as you can manage and
you're good to go.
Why bother? I've got 25+ hours on mine doing the scraper thing and it
still honks right along. When it quits (if it does) I'll probably buy
Used it on a 12' x 16' kitchen floor with linoleum, plywood, asphalt
felt, more linoleum, more asphalt felt and it was slow going but took
it down to the subfloor planks. Took off the final asphalt residue
with a Bosch power planer. The planer spit out a kind of fluff
consisting of asphalt and wood fiber that was easy to sweep up. There
have been posts in this NG moaning and groaning about asphalt, but
this old stuff came up pretty clean.
Blades Joe. The HF's are only for wood I think/assumed and the wood ones
are said to be junk. New set of HF econo blades only $6 but metal cutting
blade would be handy at times. Have had multiple occasions cutting toilet
bolts with recip saw. Sometimes it goes easy and sometimes just can't get
the saw in there right. I think there was a comment once about Dremel
blades fitting it?
There are no pins in the HF mount to mate with blade holes. Have seen
comments about the blade repeatedly coming loose.
Bastard! Lowes only has the 3pks of the wood/metal blades for like 35$. Do
not have the single wood/metal blade. HD is available online only. WTF?
Yesterday wanted 5/4 lumber at Blue Borg. Don't stock. Ugh!
Try the HF $6 diamond blade. Slightly smaller diameter than the half
round, but (so far) seems to be reasonably durable. HF would be smart
to offer a serious metal cutting blade along the lines of the Bosch
jigsaw, and Milwaukee SawzAll blades.
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