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tonyH

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Strange Dremel Saw Blade?
« on: September 24, 2009, 10:31:37 PM »

Hello All,

I've got to make about 2.5 sq.ft of 2mm gratings (1mm square hole) for the flying deck of 'Arquebuse. Current plan is to follow one of the half-cut methods by cutting slots half way through panels of 3mm sheet and then slitting the panel. I'll make up a small cutting table and I'm considering using the Dremel skeleton saw blade for the slots BUT at 15 quid or so - are they worth it?

Has anyone used them or would it be better to go the 50mm/50 tooth slitting saw blades.

Any advice would be welcome.

Thanks

Tony
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Re: Strange Dremel Saw Blade?
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2009, 02:41:38 AM »

i've used the carborundum slitting wheels for slot cutting in the past with great success.
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Re: Strange Dremel Saw Blade?
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2009, 06:38:05 PM »

Yup, it would probably work but I need to channel about 60-70 metres and I think that the cutting discs might wear out at a rate of knots. Certainly worth a try though. I only wondered whether the 'strange' saw might be good enough to do the whole lot - at a cost.

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Re: Strange Dremel Saw Blade?
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2009, 01:04:19 PM »

Permagrit do a tungsten carbide cutting wheel for dremel type things. Should last a while.
You can find them in the expotools catalogue on line.
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Re: Strange Dremel Saw Blade?
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2009, 12:49:43 PM »

Thanks TT,

Since the gratings are probably the hardest part of the build and the area that sets the whole thing off, I'm going to experiment with several of the suggestions and see which gives the best effect. I'll advise results in due course.

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Tony
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