I'm sort of leaning towards having a few different chop saws in my
shop, but they need to be dead accurate and have sufficient cross cut
capabilities to handle 12" to 14" wide stock. What I'm thinking of is
3 or 4 dedicated 20" chop saws and then another adjustable one. Set
one to 90, one to 45 and then have another to adjust to the odd
angles. Anyone out there doing this? I just don't trust the RAS/SCMS
to hold its accuracy when you move it around from angle to angle all
the time. Anyone got a line on 20" chop saws for cheap?
Have a look at these guys. Their RAS's are dead accurate; changing angles
without losing accuracy is no problem.
The link is for a 14" saw. They also make 12", 16", and 20" saws.
Its hard to see how such a huge blade
could be very accurate, a Ryobi 14"
I've used flexes around too much. There's
a 10", brand name Omga, that is the
most dead accurate I've ever used.
It's so heavily made that it's not portable.
Only place I know of where they're
available is a laminate supplier called
E.K.D. Kinast in Northlake, IL.
An approach you might consider is to buy one fairly decent 10" RAS. It will
provide the width capacity you want. Get it set dead on at 90 degrees and
leave it there. To cut angles use a swinging fence. Scribe your fence
angles out on the table about 12" or so from the pivot. At 12 inches the
spacing between each degree mark will be nearly a quarter of an inch. I use
my RAS in this manner and it works for me YMMV.
If you can find and old Dewalt or Wallace radial arm saw it will meet your
needs. I have an old Wallace 10", gear drive. They cut as deep as most
1" saws, 28" cut across the table and dead on every time. You just
don't want to have to move them around much. Not because of affecting
accuracy but because of hernias. :)
On Wed, 26 May 2004 21:17:39 -0400,
Jay Pique wrote:
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