Drill Saw?

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Blog entry by Jimthecarver posted 07-06-2010 08:19 PM 1577 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.
My question is what could I use this for and how safe does it look to you?
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?
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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#1 posted 07-06-2010 08:40 PM

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


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#2 posted 07-06-2010 08:59 PM

That looks dangerous as hell.

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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#3 posted 07-06-2010 09:52 PM

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. :)

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Don "Dances with Wood" Butler

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#4 posted 07-06-2010 09:53 PM

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!


-- Will trade wife's yarn for wood.

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Don Alexander

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#5 posted 07-06-2010 10:11 PM

That looks straight out of the movie “Hostel.”

-- Don Alexander, Jacksonville, Florida

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Don "Dances with Wood" Butler

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#6 posted 07-06-2010 10:13 PM

Would that be “Hostile”? ;-)


-- Will trade wife's yarn for wood.

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#7 posted 07-06-2010 10:30 PM

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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#8 posted 07-06-2010 11:41 PM

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

-- “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” Pablo Picasso

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#9 posted 07-07-2010 01:30 AM

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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#10 posted 07-07-2010 01:40 AM

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

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#11 posted 07-07-2010 02:01 AM

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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#12 posted 07-07-2010 03:39 AM

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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#13 posted 07-07-2010 03:41 AM

Made one part of my body PUCKER.

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

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#14 posted 07-07-2010 04:01 AM

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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#15 posted 07-07-2010 04:02 AM

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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