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Forum topic by Joe Lyddon posted 05-19-2011 05:21 AM 3668 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Joe Lyddon

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05-19-2011 05:21 AM

I just got an email for this saw…
A Special SALE good thru 5-22-11… $79.99

There is a video… Looks GREAT to me…

HF NEW Double-Cut Saw

Do any of you have it?
What do you think of it?
Would you take a chance and BUY it at this price?

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"


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alan coon

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#1 posted 05-19-2011 05:49 AM

I have a friend who has one and says it cuts metal roofing like a champ.

-- Al, South E. Az., But it's a dry heat.

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#2 posted 05-19-2011 05:54 AM

I’ve heard they are good but only 2nd hand…

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 05-19-2011 05:56 AM

I have NOT seen these from HF before… it IS NEW isn’t it?

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#4 posted 05-19-2011 07:42 AM

looks pretty cool, personally I have a die grinder and don’t really use it that often.
But when you need it you want it in your box not at the store!!!! 80 bucks go for it!!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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Mike

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#5 posted 05-19-2011 10:22 AM

It looks like the dual saw that is advertised on tv. I even think that one of the photos is from Billy Mayes’s hands.

-- look Ma! I still got all eleven of my fingers! - http://www.lepelstatcrafts.etsy.com - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCppWfrYGXCr5lm9uW-Fpqqw

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Lee Barker

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#6 posted 05-19-2011 04:03 PM

Does “advertised on TV” mean, as in, “operators are standing by…but wait, there’s more.”?

If so, this presents a real departure for HF. I’m not a close watcher, but I’ve never known that company to innovate or jump on a bandwagon that might attract early adopters. Quite the opposite; if it can be copied, they will.

The concept intrigues me nonetheless. Each blade has the side resistance to the cut reduced by one half. That suggests less power required for the cut, though the kerf is 2x wider so the advantage is only a fraction of that.

Any theoretical power advantage is balanced by the complexity of making concentric axles counterrotate and still allow easy removal of both blades.

I’m meandering here, but it would seem to boil down to the control (therefore safety) advantage of the counterrotating cutters. Less gyroscopic effect.

There were prop driven airplanes that had counterrotating propellers but that did not become common. The reduced torque advantage seems obvious but it must not have been a game changer.

If this tool becomes common, it won’t be the first that started on “Operators are standing by”, right? I think the Roto-Zip started that way and now it’s made by names bigger than even Popeil.

Apologies for the pre-caffeine, rambling morning post.

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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patron

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#7 posted 05-19-2011 04:31 PM

looks good joe

is my check

in the mail

to save time
just have the saw
sent here
direct

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#8 posted 05-19-2011 05:50 PM

I believe Craftman came out with this a few years ago. I don’t have first hand experience, but the concept is interesting.

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Lee Barker

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#9 posted 05-19-2011 06:26 PM

A little web research yielded a reference to the Craftsman in ‘04, and other brands such as King, Omni and Pittsburgh (HF, right?).

Video #8 is clever: cutting a car in half and then opening an egg. You just never know when you’re going to need a tool like this!

I must really be head down and into the wind to miss this interesting tool. Thanks, Joe, for mentioning it and, as is the custom here, if you want to learn more about this saw, just send me one and I’ll do a review. Sometimes one has to do months of research to do a good one.

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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