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Forum topic by firehouse posted 12-06-2010 01:19 PM 3501 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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firehouse

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12-06-2010 01:19 PM

I JUST SAW A ROCKWELL BLADE RUNNER ON TV LOOKS GOOD TO ME ,WOULD LIKE SOME FEED BACK PRO. OR CON. MODLE RK7320 $159.00 CIRCLE CUTTER RE9261 $ 29.99 PICTURE FRAM CUTTER RX9662 $29.99 tell me what you think. thank you firehouse

-- duke 66 ocala fl.


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rance

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#1 posted 12-06-2010 01:59 PM

I watched the video. I’m not impressed. :( Looks to cut too slow and certainly not accurate for straight cuts. It might serve a purpose as an all-around-tool but I’d rather spend my money on other single-purpose tools.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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Gene Howe

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#2 posted 12-06-2010 02:55 PM

An interesting concept. But, like rance said, I’ll stick with the SPT.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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TheDane

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#3 posted 12-06-2010 07:03 PM

This thing looks like a solution in search of a problem.

It might be OK for somebody that doesn’t have tools for specific tasks, but I would have difficulty justifying a tool liek this.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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woodyjim

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#4 posted 01-21-2011 01:18 AM

I would be VERY skeptical of this tool. I have done extensive research on the net and the majority of reviews are VERY bad. Under powered – blade wobbles (needs upport at top) – vibrates horribly – miter gauge useless – poor cuts – etc. Do a search on Amazon or use Google or Dogpile to find some sites that use REAL user comments rather than paid endorsements from the manufacturer.

If you are looking to cut 1/4” pine and not worry about gaps in your joints, this may be the thing for you. I prefer accurate light-tight smooth joints. Or if someone has a very limited selection of tools. Even then , save up for good tools. All-in-one tools never perform well.

I am always looking for new unique tools for my shops. I believe I will continue to wait on this “thing”. Mabe generation 2 or 3?

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surfin2

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#5 posted 01-21-2011 01:51 AM

Why did my reply get deleted…
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I said it’s cheaper to make one (if you already have a jig saw)

I can’t believe Rockwell put something like that on the market

-- Rick

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surfin2

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#6 posted 01-21-2011 03:05 AM

my mistake, sorry…. I posted on Gregn post not here…

I never came across a topic worded the same on the same page…

-- Rick

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