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Old 03-28-2009, 02:32 AM
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big bad saw- or is it

do any of you own this

http://www.dualsaw.com/

I just seen the infomercial and sounds like a good product. Anyone have any experience with this machine?


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Old 03-28-2009, 06:51 AM
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do any of you own this
No, I don't. Don't let myself watch those infomercials anymore. I was one key stroke away from buying a Drill Doctor when they first came out- and I still might. They just look to be so useful, and I have a ton of dull bits...

Billy Mays is a kinda of a red flag to me- he and the Aussie-sounding dude are BOTH hawking this tool together in an infomercial- prob. drove up the cost by 50%! lol

Craftsman sells the Twincutter, a similar tool, for less $$$, see it HERE. 6-1/8" blade. They were discontinued then brought back.

HF sells two models. One is 5", the other is 6-1/8". The 6-1/8" can be seen HERE. Costs $130 + S&H. Blades around $30/set. Lowes had one in the Task Force label, for a while it was steeply discounted. Don't know if it's still around.

The tool you linked will be about $220 to your door, the blades are $40 a set + S&H- and only available from them. No retail outlets carry the saw or replacement blades, but blades from the others may fit. Prob. a fairly wide kerf, I'd imagine.

It uses wax to lube the blades when cutting soft materials like aluminum, plastic, brass, etc. The wax is automatically fed, but it all has to go somewhere- likely all over the place. They supply 10 sticks, extra sticks cost, well, extra.

When they fold, you may be left holding the bag for parts and service or warranty work.

Last tool I bought w/o having a use for it was a Roto Zip. Handy tool, used it maybe a half dozen times. Had it for YEARS!

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They claim to be the ONLY saw offering twin blade technology but they are not! There are several outfits that have the counter-rotating blades and these are far more likely to still be around when you need them. $220 for a Chinese saw of totally unknown quality, from an unknown company and an unknown brand being pushed by two of the best known con men in the business? No thanks!
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Well I'll be damned. I have never seen those on the shelf. It sounds like a good product, anyone use one of those.

That HF one looks like the one from the infomercial, just another color.
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That HF one looks like the one from the infomercial, just another color.

Surprise!!!

I bet if you look around you could find even more of them of various colors (and prices!). I would be leery of buying ten dollar bills from Billy Mays if he was selling them for $9 each.
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Surprise!!!

I bet if you look around you could find even more of them of various colors (and prices!). I would be leery of buying ten dollar bills from Billy Mays if he was selling them for $9 each.
The Ding King works pretty good,som of his other stuff....junk

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dual blade saw

I bought one a few years ago sold by sears. The instructions say that for cutting steel they have very short blade life. the guys installing the aluminum frames for glass store fronts had one so I bought one. I like my milwaukee portable band saw better for cutting most material. For the tin roof material I just turn a carbide 40 tooth wood blade around in my Skill worm drive model 77 , and use ear protection. A backwards blade on thin material sort of scrapes it away without snagging.
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those new vibration saws got me wondering, but those, only because rockwell and that other good german company are the 1's making them.
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I do not have one nor do I know anyone who has one but I have been interested in the idea. In my research on the web, the Craftsman version would let the magic smoke out of the motor at exceedingly high rates.

I would be very cautious investing in one of these.
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those new vibration saws got me wondering, but those, only because rockwell and that other good german company are the 1's making them.
You talking about the Fein Multimaster oscillating tool?
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Sounds great,but no thanks theres much cheaper ways to cut metal,for a few more bucks you can get a plazma cutter.In my wood shop I'll keep my old fashion thin kerf 50.00 blades
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Wow, I've been using my 5 1/4" grinder for cutting everything from granite (with diamond wheel) to aluminum (aluminum abrasive wheel) and even Slate (carbide blade) for years!

You mean to tell me I have been a pioneer in cutting technology all this time! Where's my cheque!

Geez better not post pictures of my water injection safety shield (pinched copper tube with barrel valve to garden hose connection) that I developed for cutting Granite and Slate, it will get stolen too!

Next thing you know they will want to steal my design for glass cutting with a Skil saw (screw driver through the carbide blade to score the glass with a single tooth).

Dang you Billy Mays....dang yoooooouuuuu!
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Billy Mays has a voice that just irritates me,I always change the channel.I'm going to try cutting a windshield with a diamond wet blade for my chop top next ,any ideas?
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Billy Mays has a voice that just irritates me,I always change the channel.
Yeah its like fingernails on a chalkboard.
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Dual Saw

I bought the Rigid model from Home Depot ($150) Used it yesterday for the first time and could not believe how smooth it cut. I used it on .125 T6063 aluminum tubing. It cut like a hot knife in butter! No jagged edges, no kick-back... I cut aluminum every day and will not use anything else if I need an accurate cut. The only weakness so far is the cutting depth but I'm sure they will come out with a larger one at some point. As for the life of the blade, I'll find out and post it ASAP.
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