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Old 07-18-2004, 09:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Twin blade cutter

Anyone use one of these yet ?

looks like another gimmick product to me..



Craftsman 6-1/8 in. Circular Saw, Twin Blade Cutter

7.8 amp, 1.25 hp (max dev.) motor provides the torque, power and durability for a variety of sawing jobs. The twin-blade system is great for wood, plastic, copper, aluminum, stainless steel and more.


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Old 07-18-2004, 04:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Abrasive wheels are scary enough. You won't find that friggen thing in my tool box, imagine it got loose, WOW! Flesh carnage.
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Old 07-18-2004, 09:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I've got a buddy that has used it. Says it cuts like mad!
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I use that thing at work and It cuts through 1/2 inch of steel like cake. worth the money. sorry for the thread jacking but the tranny you sold me RJ was awesome!
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Old 07-20-2004, 03:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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So how long does it take compared to your std. 4.5 angle grinder with a thin cutting disc in it? 20 bucks here and there for wheels adds up on a grinder, so how long do the carbide blades last. How fast do you think it would cut a chunk of 1/4in plate?
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Old 07-21-2004, 08:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
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It cuts like a bitch!!!! My friend bought one, and had me try it out on some 3/16" angle iron, and it cut through like it was butter. The only downside to the tool is that it throws a lot of metal while you are cutting(better have long sleeve shirt on), and the size of the motor. ( you just have to make sure you let the blades cut rather than forcing it to cut)

I bought one the next day.
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I got my wife one for her birthday. She actually asked for it.
anyway....way bitchin' tool. fast and clean cuts.
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Old 07-22-2004, 10:34 AM   #8 (permalink)
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so how big is the Kerf? I sometimes get real tired of setting up the plasma for a "quick" cut, and I hate the sparks of a cut off....

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Old 09-27-2004, 08:25 PM   #9 (permalink)
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there was a write up on it in one of the 4x4 mags. anybody catch which one. I bet you spend more when you finally have to replace that blade vrs the add up of all the abrasion blades you would use. But i bet the cut is nice. Hey how did you get ur wife to ask for that?
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Old 09-28-2004, 08:17 AM   #10 (permalink)
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there was a write up on it in one of the 4x4 mags. anybody catch which one. I bet you spend more when you finally have to replace that blade vrs the add up of all the abrasion blades you would use.
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Sears has it on sale thru the Craftsman Club again for $152 thru 10/2 (not positive on the ending date). But it's been in every CC flyer for months, so I wouldn't worry about missing the "sale"

I also got a Craftsman gift catalog the other day, I think they're gearing up for Xmas. The cutter was regular price, like $170 or $180, but came with an extra set of replacement blades. Four Wheeler said the blades are $50, if that's true it's better to buy the cutter from the gift catalog with an extra set of blades.

As far as abrasives, I'm beginning to seriously wonder how good they are for you. I mean look at all the dust that falls to the floor under where you're cutting. Plus I'm trashing a pair of contacts everytime I step foot in the shop from abrasive dust. I finally got some full-on goggles that seal all around my face, and that helps a lot. And you should always wear eye protection, but maybe with this Craftsman cutter you won't also need a respirator

Bottom line, abrasives work but they suck IMO. I'll pay more for a cleaner, safer, healthier work environment. That said, I haven't yet ordered the Craftsman cutter, but it'll happen soon.
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I got my wife one for her birthday. She actually asked for it.
anyway....way bitchin' tool. fast and clean cuts.
Her name isn't Lorraina is it? You sleep with one eye open now right?
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Old 09-28-2004, 09:38 AM   #12 (permalink)
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so how big is the Kerf? I sometimes get real tired of setting up the plasma for a "quick" cut, and I hate the sparks of a cut off....

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Abrasive wheels are scary enough. You won't find that friggen thing in my tool box, imagine it got loose, WOW! Flesh carnage.
As soon as i get mind both the gaurds are coming off. And i'm going to tape up the trigger.
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Old 10-11-2004, 07:44 AM   #14 (permalink)
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As soon as i get mind both the gaurds are coming off. And i'm going to tape up the trigger.
Now I like the way this guy thinks-!!!!!!!

first thing to come off all my grinders are the guards...! no serious* injury
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the cord..... damn guards.......

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I also got a Craftsman gift catalog the other day, I think they're gearing up for Xmas. The cutter was regular price, like $170 or $180, but came with an extra set of replacement blades. Four Wheeler said the blades are $50, if that's true it's better to buy the cutter from the gift catalog with an extra set of blades.

I'm not a craftsman junkie even though i worked at sears when i was 16. So is this a package deal you have to mail order or can i get that coupon from one of you nice guys and take it in to the store and get the cutter and a spare blade off the shelf next to it for $170?
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Old 10-11-2004, 01:28 PM   #16 (permalink)
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My uncle used one to cut a 30' Aluminum Dump trailer down into a Dump Bed for his Kenworth The thing tore through it in NO time. It was SICK to watch, made it look REAL easy

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Hey..... so..... can i have the rest the trailer aluminum. Did he make it less tall or less long.
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Hey..... so..... can i have the rest the trailer aluminum. Did he make it less tall or less long.
He made it less long
All the scrap AL is either laying in his field where it will be for the rest of my life or is already pop cans. This dude refuses to sell off anything he's got Just a collector of fine nothing...

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Recieved a new Craftsman Club flyer last nite.........this unit goes on sale 11/7 for $150 including an extra set of blades. Best price I've seen yet. I think they said this is valid thru 12/24 but could be wrong.

You need to have a Craftsman Club card to get the club prices, sign up in store or at craftsman.com. Geez, I sound like an infomercial, but no affiliation - really!

I'm looking forward to trying this unit
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A buddy of mine just got one of these and it is one of the sweetest cutters I have seen. But like someone said above it does throw ALOT of metal shavings! Hoping to get one pretty soon.
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Old 11-04-2004, 06:20 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Anyone burned up a blade yet? Knowing sears they must not last too long if they include an extra one with the package, especially if they really do cost that much. How hard would it be to sharpen them?
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As soon as i get mind both the gaurds are coming off. And i'm going to tape up the trigger.
Can I quote myself? I was wondering if anyone had any glove reccomendations for working with cutoff blades and cutting blades. I'd feel alot better if I knew I had a couple seconds of burnthru before the blade got to my skin.
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Old 11-04-2004, 06:54 AM   #23 (permalink)
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with a carbide blade.....i don't see any burn through time...
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how noisy are these cutters in comparison to a grinder with a cutoff wheel?
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are there provisions (overhang, anything) on the saw to butt up against a guide to make straight cuts on plate?
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