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rem2007

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Best tool for the job
« on: October 22, 2010, 10:15:41 PM »

...just a quick one, whats the best tool for cutting balsa, 1/2 thick? remember there is no such thig as a stupid question O0
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Re: Best tool for the job
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2010, 10:17:33 PM »

I use a razor saw.

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Re: Best tool for the job
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2010, 11:30:25 PM »

Even better than a razor saw is an Irwin pullsaw, 22tpi. Amazon (and lots of other people) sell them. Blades are replaceable.
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Re: Best tool for the job
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2010, 02:10:46 AM »

What about a stupid answer though., ,? 
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Re: Best tool for the job
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2010, 03:00:04 AM »

What about a stupid answer though., ,? 

Oxy-acetylene torch  :-X
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Re: Best tool for the job
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2010, 07:58:43 AM »

Oxy-acetylene torch  :-X

If you sharpen the tip and don't ignite it {-) {-) {-)

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Re: Best tool for the job
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2010, 08:03:22 AM »

Proxxon table saw. Superb at it's job.
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Re: Best tool for the job
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2010, 09:07:53 AM »

Oxy-acetylene torch  :-X
Thermal lance is better   %) %) %)


remember there is no such thing as a stupid question
also remember don't ask the question if you won't like the answer  {-) {-) {-) {-)


A very fine and more teeth to the cutting blade the better.
Aim being not to tear the Balsa fibres. :-)) :-)) :-))
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Re: Best tool for the job
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2010, 11:26:03 AM »

Haven't said whether you want to cut straight lines or curves? Everyone assssuming.

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Re: Best tool for the job
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2010, 08:00:18 PM »

Never assume, as it makes, well you heard it before, sorted, used a stanley knife, for both straight and curverd lines worked fine, cheers for your responses
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Re: Best tool for the job
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2010, 08:51:38 PM »

Band saw with fine cutting blade or if you want hand tools razor saw, for curves cut near to line and finish with sand paper etc.
Could also cut over size and finish on a desk sander.
If sanding wear a mask dust gets every where.
hope this helps.
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harinell

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Re: Best tool for the job
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2010, 09:49:06 PM »

Rem 2007.
I agree with footski, proxxon table saw is excellent for strait cutting, and I belive the proxxon jig saw is good for intricate cutting.
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