Thu, Jul 29, 2004, 10:18pm (EDT+4) firstname.lastname@example.org (Upscale) asks:
<snip> Figure a little above $2000 US. Are panel saws available for that
kind of money that are capable of my 1/64" benchmark? <snip>
I've seen 'em on the web for about $1000-1500 range. Not eyeballed
one in person, but they look similar to the ones I have seen, that slice
up & down, or sideways.
the ones I've seen, I'd say, yes, they could to 1/64". However.
Remember the word "however", it's "alwyas" gonna be there. It depends
on the operator. Most of 'em I've seen are idiots. I often get a full
sheet slized sidways at 11 7/8", which meant I get (theoretically) 7
pieces that size, with an 8th one just a shade wider. Yeah, I wish.
Got one batch with something like a 9 7/8", 10 7/8", and 12 7/8", plus a
couple of odd sizes. Stop block? Oh, those are any use. Instead, they
usually measure each cut individuallly, or sometimes want to measure all
the custs "before" they do any cutting. But, I do have some leeway in
the width (planned), so normally can work with what I get. I do try to
keep a very close eye on t hem, but once in awhile get distracted. But,
all in all, I'd say, yeah, the machine is probably capable quite close
accuracy. Sure makes it one whole Hell of a lot easier, handling
smaller pices like that. I can even carry them inside the cab of the
truck, if its raining outside, and sometimes just do that to store them
a day or so.
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