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Forum topic by Viktor posted 10-05-2012 06:01 PM 1947 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-05-2012 06:01 PM

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I was looking for a saw to cut thin balsa strips for crafts and came across this.

Would this Protool P-GCP1000-1 handle the job, or do I need something more substantial?

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#1 posted 10-05-2012 06:17 PM

Wow that’s a biggun!

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#2 posted 10-05-2012 06:31 PM

Or you can use this one to cut railroad ties.

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#3 posted 10-05-2012 06:53 PM

if only cutting balsa strips, then I’d suggest this

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#4 posted 10-05-2012 08:24 PM

Proxxon has a small table saw especially suited for cutting wood for models, but even this is too much saw for balsa. The single edge razor blade is still the best tool. Harbor Freight has a small circular saw that might interest you.

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#5 posted 10-05-2012 09:24 PM

I think ya need the ProTool.
Terrorize the neighborhood every time ya fire it up. Who can’t live with brown-outs?


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#6 posted 10-05-2012 09:35 PM

Bill, I could start a handyman business. You know, knock on the neighbor’s door holding that thing, ask if they want to install some trim etc.

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