Looks like an angle grinder with twin 6 1/8" carbide blades rotating in
opposite directions. Cuts all kinds of material from aluminum, copper,
steel, wood to plastic. Cuts thin sheets, tubings, rebars without kickback
and without burs. Doesn't seem like the blade, at $50 for the set, will last
too long. Its proprietary so if Sears stop making those blades you are dead
in the water. Any opinions?
I saw one demonstrated on the weekend. While it did look impressive, I
see a couple of negatives. First, because you've got blades with
guards around them that are probably 7" in diameter, the machine can't
get into any kind of tight spot. Most of my need to cut "anything"
comes during renovation work. I don't see this as being of much help,
because you'd still need the reciprocating saw more often than not.
Cutting loose materials, on the other hand, is better done with
stationary tools. Table and miter saws for wood, plastic, aluminum,
copper (with non-ferrous blades) and an abrasive cut-off saw for steel.
We share my second concern that the blades will be expensive to
maintain, especially if you use this thing to cut steel.
Seems to me like it was a jack of all trades but master of none.
I saw the pictures of thatching and decided that I had no use for it..
especially after picturing something jamming between 2 blades that are trying to
rotate in 2 different directions.. *shudder*
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Sun, Mar 6, 2005, 5:34pm (EST-3) email@example.com (Kim) asks:
<snip> Any opinions?
Been reading some good reviews from different car magazines, and
Intellectual brilliance is no guarantee against being dead wrong.
- David Fasold
Before this thing came out, Sandor Nagazalczy (sp?), one of the Taunton
authors who writes a lot about tools, came to visit our wood club, and talk
about tools. He was pretty excited about this thing. Said that it was
counterintutive, but there was no kickback at all. Seemed much safer than
your average circular saw.
Somebody is making it for Sears...
If I needed something like it, I'd get one. But I don't, yet.
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