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ripping and cross cut with microlux tilting table saw


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I have it in budget for an additional tools but would like to serve multiple purposes if possible.

In the near term I want to cross cut small pieces of bass, from 1/4 inch down to deck and hull planking. I will also, in the near future, try my hand at ripping stock to make my own planks, and etc.

Is the MicroLux Mini Tilt Arbor Table Saw too much saw for the cross cutting? Would the smaller, MicroLux Miniature Table Saw be better for this and ripping stock? (or the Proxxon equivalent.) I have even considered a scroll saw which would also let me cut bulkheads and such but am given to understand that the scroll saw would not be effective for the cross cutting or ripping stock.

 

If these options are not workable, I may end up with a chop saw, but hate to spend the money if the other equipment would give me the same function, plus others.

I appreciate your thoughts,

Richard

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Richard,

 

The Arbor Tilt isn't too much saw if you'll be using it for other things.  If cost were not a consideration, the Byrnes saw would be the ideal table saw.   You are correct that a scroll saw wouldn't do what you want.  However, a band saw could be used for ripping and also do much of what a scroll saw does.

 

For an inexpensive chop saw, take a look at Harbor Frieght: http://www.harborfreight.com/bench-top-cut-off-saw-42307.html

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Richard,

 

I have one and my review is here: http://modelshipworld.com/index.php?/topic/251-chop-saw-from-harbor-freight-review/?hl=%2Bchop+%2Bsaw

 

The short answer is yes.. you can do small lengths.  But you might think about reworking the mod I did for a cover to the front and top... the little parts do fly.

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