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derekwarner

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Re: Manly advice required please.
« Reply #25 on: July 31, 2011, 03:30:30 AM »

 :D...just another thought of misconception  {-) ..a jigsaw cut finish is not really intended to be a final/finished   surface of a finished    product  :P

Scroll saw cuts  are also subject to wander >:-o >>:-( <*< .....

As others have suggested...patience, lower speed, lower force/pressure, blade selection, blade alignment & a fence....... :-)) ....all good points Derek
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« Reply #26 on: July 31, 2011, 04:28:40 PM »

Off the top of my head I can't remember what make it is, and it's far to late and dark to venture into the dark and scary cellar. However, I suspect it was B&Q's premium budget line.....if that makes sense. :embarrassed:

The blades have a bayonet fitting and there's a roller sits against the back edge of the blade. It also has speed and pendulum settings which are beyond me......especially as I've filed the instruction manual somewhere. >>:-(

Saw this and my heart stopped.    :o

Are we fighting a computer control wizard. What does this mean --- 'pendulum'.  Do you reckon the machine is doing it's thing ?

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Re: Manly advice required please.
« Reply #27 on: August 02, 2011, 02:39:51 PM »

Okay, thanks everybody.
I bought some new blades this morning.....no choice except "proper" brands in our local B&Q. I did discover that the one I had were very short...designed for fretwork etc. That wont have helped.

Anyway, I took my new blades and all your advice and did some zen sawing of old Ikea units today. Lovely results. I've now got a boat stand for the Nobby to be (reasonably) proud of. You can see the results HERE.
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« Reply #28 on: August 03, 2011, 03:43:58 AM »

Okay, thanks everybody.
I bought some new blades this morning.....no choice except "proper" brands in our local B&Q. I did discover that the one I had were very short...designed for fretwork etc. That wont have helped.

Anyway, I took my new blades and all your advice and did some zen sawing of old Ikea units today. Lovely results. I've now got a boat stand for the Nobby to be (reasonably) proud of. You can see the results HERE.

Well done :-)) :-))
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« Reply #29 on: September 07, 2011, 08:34:30 PM »

Off the top of my head I can't remember what make it is, and it's far to late and dark to venture into the dark and scary cellar. However, I suspect it was B&Q's premium budget line.....if that makes sense. :embarrassed:

The blades have a bayonet fitting and there's a roller sits against the back edge of the blade. It also has speed and pendulum settings which are beyond me......especially as I've filed the instruction manual somewhere. >>:-(
Speed controls are used for various thicknesses of wood, Pendulum is for when you cut straight , no pendulum when cutting curves. Fine teeth blade, high speed, coarse teeth , slow speed. Buy good blades, that is the begin and end all. Cheap blades are mostly a waste of cash.Do not push too hard, let the saw do the work. If you are cutting laminates you need a special blade for them.
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Re: Manly advice required please.
« Reply #30 on: September 08, 2011, 07:00:12 AM »

NEVER buy cheap tools they always break or go wrong at key moments, people ask me why I use expensive Snapon tools, the short answer is I lose fewer knuckles.Mick B.
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« Reply #31 on: September 08, 2011, 10:06:58 AM »

Agreed on the tools front

tho some of my tools are cheapies the ones in regular use are all either snap on or draper
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Re: Manly advice required please.
« Reply #32 on: September 08, 2011, 10:14:55 AM »

I loaned out some tools once.
The chap saying they were "cr8p" so he left them in his garden shed and why did I not loan him my snap-on stuff?
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now let me see?
nope can't think of a reason why I would loan out MY tools
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« Reply #33 on: September 08, 2011, 10:41:36 AM »

anyone wanting to borrow my snap on gear is told to go forth and procreate  O0, i came to this decision many years ago when i lent someone my black impacts, got them back 2 weeks later  covered in surface rust, his attitude was its only a bit of rust --wire wool will sort it, got a bit shirty a few weeks later when i refused to lend him  my mig
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« Reply #34 on: September 08, 2011, 10:42:03 AM »

I used to with a 500 quid deposit  :D
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