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Randy_ATX

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378 days ago

Long story short – I have the opportunity to get a few of these power tools free of charge. I haven’t seen them in person yet but I was sent some camera photos of them. I have NO idea what the first photo is. Second photo was a label on the first whats-it. Third photo looks like a type of cutoff/table saw with ZERO safety features. Right now I’m pretty sure I am not going to mess with either of these since I only have a garage workshop and it is pretty full. The only thing that looks like something I need is the Delta 17-900 drill press 4th pic. It looks a little rough but I don’t have a floor model drill press.

Any info would be great.

Thanks

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH


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chrisstef

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#1 posted 378 days ago

I think they called them jump saws but I could most certainly be wrong.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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Randy_ATX

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#2 posted 378 days ago

Thanks Stef! I’ve enjoyed some of your previous posts, especially the clock tower.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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JustJoe

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#3 posted 378 days ago

That is a double-miter chop saw and it is expensive – in the 4-5K range.

Edit: Maybe less, 3-4K range:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pistorius-double-miter-frame-chop-saw-MN300-pneumatic-45-degree-12-inch-/350654388670?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item51a4a159be

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poopiekat

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#4 posted 378 days ago

JustJoe: Nice catch on that eBay post!

Weren’t these used for notching angle-iron for a 90-degree bend?

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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Randy_ATX

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#5 posted 378 days ago

Thanks Joe. Funny, I was just looking at some of your tools for sale last evening.
I might inform the person wanting to give these to me to go ahead and list that saw on eBay. He could use the money more than I could use the saw. I will still take the drill press.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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Randy_ATX

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#6 posted 378 days ago

Poopie – you may be correct. The sticker shows 4 different types of possible blades and the saw shows some hoses running along it. It may be able to be converted from a wood saw to iron saw with fluid.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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JustJoe

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#7 posted 378 days ago

I’ve only seen them used for cutting angle iron, but I’m sure they sell smaller versions for cutting picture frames.
I think that sticker on the side is for the company that sold it, not for the saw itself. They’re advertising the tools they sell and/or sharpen.

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rrww

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#8 posted 378 days ago

Double miter saws are common for picture frames. Some had air clamps to hold down the work piece, many can only cut narrow stock (like 3 inches). Bigger ones cut 500-600 pieces per hour, bigger ones have 14” blades. Some are adjustable for the angle of cut. Generally one motor per blade. The one pictured looks very basic and on the small side. Just a month ago a very large one with all the goodies sold for less than $400 on auction – I had to resist the urge!

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Randy_ATX

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#9 posted 378 days ago

Thanks for the info all. I have since found out the make/model of this one is Pistorius MN-200.
I certainly would have no use for this in my garage. :-)

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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lanwater

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#10 posted 377 days ago

No idea! But they look intriguing.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 377 days ago

I’d take them all for free . Clean up the drill press. it looks like the yellow safety plug is missing from the switch so it will not turn on like that. They are easy to get. That he probably wants to sell.
If some one put that on the curb around here , it would not last 5 minutes!!

Take that big motor off the saw and use it or sell it if it works and see if that double miter saw actually works. It might be of some value to someone if it did. Scrap all the rest of the parts. Scrap metal is high these days. If the big motor is bad, it still has high scrap value for the copper in it.That is free money!!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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MyWayChipCarving

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#12 posted 377 days ago

Everytime someone post a “what is this” post I think of this classic Steve Martin skit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RV7Qz640OeM

-- Please recycle. Save the trees.......for woodcarvers!

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chrisstef

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#13 posted 377 days ago

Apparently I was waaay off lol. Its wise advice to listen to very little of what I actually have to say. Jokes are good, my technical expertise … not so much lol.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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Randy_ATX

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#14 posted 376 days ago

ha! I love Steve Martin! Jim you have some good suggestions. For sure the drill press will be added to my workshop with a little TLC.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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