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Blog entry by Jimthecarver posted 1477 days ago 1392 reads 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recieved a present from a friend, he picked this up at a yard sale and thought of me. Although I was very grateful he thought of me when he saw it, being a wood worker and all.
He said he wasnt sure if it could be of any use to me and got it for a buck. Pete your are truely a great guy.
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My question is what could I use this for and how safe does it look to you?
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I thought I would post this and ask if any of you have seen it before or have used one in your past and how it worked out for you?
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Please comment, I would appreciate any feed back from the LJ community

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.



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Dennisgrosen

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#1 posted 1477 days ago

that can be a little handy gizmo at the right time
but realy consider it to beeeeee tooooo dangerus to use
both when you cut with it becourse of kickback issues
but allso if you have it in onehand hanging down your leg
and you suddenly fire the startbotten to on
you will be injuered badly
this item is even more dangerus than a grinder becourse
the botten iss esayly triggered

I have seen mecanics get cut by airpowered straightgrinders
ecxacly the same way as described above

just my 2 cents

Dennis

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Eric_S

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#2 posted 1477 days ago

That looks dangerous as hell.

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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terry1769

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#3 posted 1477 days ago

Typically used to cut large PVC pipe off flush with the floor or below grade. If you were installing a toilet in new construction where the PVC drain pipe was left sticking above the slab you’d use one of these to trim it down.

At least that’s where I’ve seen them used. :)

#4 posted 1477 days ago

I would prefer the dremel multimax or one of the almost identical tools, because it has a small saw blade but it oscillates, not rotates. There is no kickback issue. The little drill saw attachment, in my opinion, should never be free handed. If you can find some way of securing it so kickback won’t hurt you, it might be good for little cuts.?!?

I don’t like it.
It scares me just to see it in your hand!

db

-- Will trade wife's yarn for tools.

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Don Alexander

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#5 posted 1477 days ago

That looks straight out of the movie “Hostel.”

-- Don Alexander, Jacksonville, Florida

#6 posted 1477 days ago

Would that be “Hostile”? ;-)

db

-- Will trade wife's yarn for tools.

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OttoH

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#7 posted 1477 days ago

To quote Wednesday Addams “Be afraid, be very afraid”

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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Tomoose

312 posts in 1969 days


#8 posted 1477 days ago

Make it into a nice desk clock or paperweight and save on medical bills.

-- cut it twice and it's still too short...

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Gregn

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#9 posted 1477 days ago

I guess the question is How’s your gut feel with it in your hand? I think I know the answer. Now hang that on the wall it will make a great conversation piece.
It looks like a jesus tool to me. Thats jesus that hurts, ouch!!!!
Thanks for sharing.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

4928 posts in 1904 days


#10 posted 1477 days ago

Put it in a router table and use it as a slot cutter.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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woodprof

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#11 posted 1477 days ago

Looking at what Greg said, and this tool, maybe the question should be “How do you think your guts will feel in your hands”. Looks like one possible outcome!

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Dark_Lightning

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#12 posted 1477 days ago

Greg the Whodat has the right idea. Anything you cut that fights back is going to get you hurt; thin pipe is a likely candidate for this blade. You need a sturdy machine to hold a rotary tool that diameter. How big is that blade? I’ve seen old circular saws with 5-1/4” blades (really, I even had one!). Notwithstanding the fact that the old motors had less torque, a blade that diameter needs some mass behind it and a handle in a position to control the thing for real.

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Pete_Jud

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#13 posted 1477 days ago

Made one part of my body PUCKER.

-- Life is to short to own an ugly boat.

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Jimthecarver

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#14 posted 1477 days ago

Thanks to all who responded.
As soon as I saw it I was very glad he gave it to me. I think it makes a nice conversation piece. As Gregn said ” Now hang that on the wall it will make a great conversation piece.”
Thats where this tool will be for years to come.
I have not decided if I will make it unusable or not.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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docholladay

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#15 posted 1477 days ago

Seeing as I am currently nursing a minor abrasion wound from nothing more than a belt sander that thing looks jike something out of a medieval torture chamber. I agree with the other guys. Mount that on the wall and put it away where it won’t hurt anybody. As for the belt sander injury, proof that when you get tired, put away the power tools and go to bed.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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