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Scroll saw

Postby sierrajim » Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:55 pm

They say that with every new job there's a need for a new tool.

I've been cutting a lot of nylon/derelin with the 4" grinder and am sick of the white sticky dust it produces. Time for a scroll saw.

Now this thing will be used almost exclusively for RC stuff so there's no need for "commercial" quality. GMC, Ryobi etc anyone have any input? Maybe there's one to stay away from?
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Re: Scroll saw

Postby sierrajim » Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:57 pm

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Re: Scroll saw

Postby jorgo » Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:50 pm

I've starting lookngi into one of these recently and am wondering if it would be suitalbe for cutting aluminium up to about 3 or 4mm. I haven't read anywhere that they cant do it but it doesn't say it can either. has anyone got much experience with these?
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Re: Scroll saw

Postby Tzi » Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:15 am

Funily enough I saw this earlier today while searching through ebay....
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... 0223766409
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Re: Scroll saw

Postby sierrajim » Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:37 am

Tzi wrote:Funily enough I saw this earlier today while searching through ebay....
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... 0223766409


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Re: Scroll saw

Postby sierrajim » Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:34 pm

Cheers. If anyone needs to use a scroll saw there's one here :dance:
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Re: Scroll saw

Postby Tzi » Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:30 am

haha wikkid.
Let me know how it goes on aluminium... 8-)
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Re: Scroll saw

Postby Turps » Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:26 pm

I thought GMC where sold up or went bust. Or was it that Bunnings just dumped them as they found another brand to sell.
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Re: Scroll saw

Postby sierrajim » Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:47 pm

Well now seeing how these things work.

The blade resembles a jigsaw blade attached above and below in an arm that moves up and down.

Now I'm happy to have a new tool to play with. However if you wanted to save a few bucks and still have a scroll saw you could theoretically drill a small hole in a bit of plate steel, thick MDF then clamp/screw your jigsaw from underneath.

Hopefully with some time tomorrow night I'll cut the new skid for the crawler.
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Re: Scroll saw

Postby REDNUT » Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:14 pm

Turps wrote:I thought GMC where sold up or went bust. Or was it that Bunnings just dumped them as they found another brand to sell.


yeah they went bust i think, they were opperating really strange, if u went to most bunnings there would be pallets of gmc tools out the back returned as damaged, for some reasone they never picked up there damaged stuff, therefore they were very easy with there warrenties, 2 year replacement warenty......
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Re: Scroll saw

Postby wombat » Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:55 pm

yes they went bust about 12 months ago about 3 weeks before my petrol blower shit itself while still in warranty
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