Mini saws

Suggest or recommend suitable tools for use in constructing your model railway.
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Re: Mini saws

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Post by Tricky Dicky » Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:02 pm

yelrow wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:00 am
If one is looking for a make, to buy, i would look at Kity, or scheppach. Used both in the past, and been quite content.
When I was still working we had a 250mm Scheppach at work with a sliding table and a run off bench behind long enough to take full sheets of ply and more. It was a joy to use, I do miss that saw :cry:

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Re: Mini saws

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Post by Mountain Goat » Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:59 pm

Tricky Dicky wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:00 am
MG is this more along the lines you are looking for?

https://www.axminster.co.uk/proxxon-ks-230-saw-300095

It is still dearer than a tile saw and has one serious drawback that the cutting depth is only 8mm.

One of the reasons why tile saws will be cheaper than wood cutting types is that generally tile saws do not have any adjustment for depth, whilst because of the need to cut rebates wood saws need the blade height to be adjustable. Then of course there is angled cuts again a rudimentary arrangement on tile saws, I had one where you could make angled cuts at 45 deg this was achieved by propping up a section of the table unlike on a wood saw where blade spindle would be tilted to whatever angle. The reason for tile saws having fixed spindles is because the blade has to run through a water trough under the table for cooling purposes.

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Correction: The catalogue listing say depth of cut is 8mm but user manual says it is 12mm, I would check that before purchase.
I was looking at the better version with the 22mm depth of cut, but I also have another option which will open up further options to me at a cheaper price.
I have an Unimat which is upgradeable to a sawbench which is slightly cheaper and gives a 25mm max depth of cut.
The smaller Proxxon sawbench is just too small with 8mm depth. Ideal for tiny work but too small for what I intend to cut.

It has been rather interesting. Ok. If I want to cut big things we have a nice large sawbench in which we can cut trees and telegraph poles, railway sleepers etc on it. But it is just a little large and has no guides or guard etc to consider it to use with smaller things.
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Re: Mini saws

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Post by yelrow » Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:16 pm

MG, have a look at the scheppach 8 inch Table top Saw with sliding side table for £110. Gives 10 mm cut.

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Re: Mini saws

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Post by Mountain Goat » Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:37 am

yelrow wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:16 pm
MG, have a look at the scheppach 8 inch Table top Saw with sliding side table for £110. Gives 10 mm cut.
I've just been looking at that and some McAleister products as well. Interesting possibilities!
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Re: Mini saws

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Post by yelrow » Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:27 pm

MG, i am not a Mac fan, scheppach/Kity, have long pedigree.

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Re: Mini saws

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Post by Chuffchuff » Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:11 pm

Just to report back on my mini saw.

For good or bad :roll: I continued my plunge cutting of supporting piers for the upper track. I plunge cut the main runs and finished to the corners with a jig saw. Once I had the blanks marked , it took about 30 mins to finish 20 piers.

The saw is very easy to use on cutting 10 mm , and thinner , ply strips from 8 x4 sheets Much lighter than a small ripsaw. Same setup using a guide for the cut, and check that the work benches do not fall apart as you cut through them :D

I suspect that the saw May not be suitable for curved cuts,

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