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    Post by fester Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:53 pm

    Any tips or tricks i have limited success with a mitre  saw with guides but would like to do better
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    Post by kenh Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:38 am

    Hacksaw, vice, straight edge wok for me.
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    Post by kenh Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:38 am

    Hacksaw, vice, straight edge wok for me.
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    Post by drawknife Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:34 am

    What are you trying to cut? Thin or thick sheet, rectangular bar, or round rod? Thickness? Diameter?
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    Post by stuckinthemud1 Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:00 am

    I prefer a contractor's hardpoint saw
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    Post by kenh Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:51 am

    Not familiar with the term "hardpoint" saw...  Is that what is sometimes called a Chop Saw?
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    Post by drawknife Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:03 am

    Hardpoint saws are the cheap version of the carpenters saws of the older days. they are throw away saws when they get blunter. They come in a variety of shapes and types. You get what you pay for as some are better than others, even so, they are quite cheap.
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    Post by drawknife Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:09 am

    Cutting larger round rod, wrap a piece of printer paper around the rod, line up the edges on your mark, tape down quite tight and use the paper edge as your guide. Cut all the way round the rod to a shallow depth and keep cutting round getting deeper. Eventually the saw cut will reach the middle. I prefer a hacksaw with a new blade. You can rest the rod in a V-block or use a partly open vice to hold it firm.
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    Post by c sitas Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:49 pm

    and when your done cutting. lay the piece on something flat and sand it to perfect , using you eye and maybe measuring some.
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    Post by kenh Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:24 pm

    I wrap the Delrin in tape so it isn't so slippery.  Then I cut it in a small mitre box which I built for marking and cutting fret slots in musical instrument fretboards.  The box only has a 1-1/2" wide trough to lay things in.

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