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David Ashton
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Re: Circle cutter cont'd
David Ashton   10/15/2014 3:50:34 PM
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@mhrackin... "That brings up another whole category of tools to mind.... "

Stop it! you're giving me ideas for another blog and I already have enough on my plate!!!

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Re: Circle cutter cont'd
mhrackin   10/15/2014 3:47:27 PM
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David: I've seen yours (or similar ones) in catalogs (and stores) that specialize in service/installer tools. One of the reasons for the "catcher basket" is these were originally intended for cutting speaker holes in suspended ceiling panels.  As one who has collected plenty of debris in what little hair I have left (and sometimes in my mouth!)  whilst working in such unpleasant conditions, I can appreciate the usefulness of that feature!  That brings up another whole category of tools to mind that I have purchased that relate to that kind of work, such as wire pulling/pushing rods (my set goes up to 30 feet long!), wire tracing kits (signal generator and sensing probe), stud locators, etc.

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Re: Circle cutter cont'd
David Ashton   10/15/2014 3:36:14 PM
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One of my suppliers has this

T2314 40-270mm Holesaw Cutter

Billed as a  40-270mm Holesaw Cutter

but it is basically a fancier version of yours:

Warrior 68117 Carbide Tip Adjustable Circle Cutter

 

Yours would be harder to use ifyou're working upside-down :-)

but it's A$175 (about US$150) and yours is only $6.99.  Yours says it will go thru tiles and wood, mine will only do wood and plastic.  Yours does 1" to 5", mine does 1-3/4" to 10-3/4".   Horses for courses, I guess!

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Re: Circle cutter cont'd
Max The Magnificent   10/15/2014 3:23:21 PM
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@mhrackin: In that case.... does your Ram have a crew cab?

It's sort of a half-and-half. Some trucks have a miniscule area behind the front seats -- thsi one has 4 doors and a reasonabe amount of space in the back -- you can seat six people in reasonable comfort (3 in the front and 3 in the back) -- but it's not a massivly huge crew area.

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Re: Circle cutter cont'd
mhrackin   10/15/2014 3:20:12 PM
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@max:"... I'd have you and the rest of the crew..."


In that case.... does your Ram have a crew cab?

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Re: Shopsmith
Max The Magnificent   10/15/2014 2:44:58 PM
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@Mhrackin: ...it takes some time and effort to change configurations, and like most multi-tools (see Swiss Army Knife) it's not anywhere near as good for each purpose as dedicated tools [...] I suspect one of the reasons they are good bargains on eBay is because lots of buyers figure this all out AFTER they have one!  Sort of like the glut of exercise equipment at garage sales each spring (after the New Year resolutions expire...)!

I must admit I did wonder about this -- it really is a lot easier to have dedicated tools -- what I really need is a real workshop... one day...

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Re: Shopsmith
mhrackin   10/15/2014 2:42:05 PM
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@max: changed the subject to confuse people.... but make replies clearer!  Re the Shopsmith 7: if you don't anticipate using all of the capabilities, it's not that big a bargain, especially if you use it a lot for different purposes.  it takes some time and effort to change configurations, and like most multi-tools (see Swiss Army Knife) it's not anywhere near as good for each purpose as dedicated tools.  However, it does take a lot less space!  I suspect one of the reasons they are good bargains on eBay is because lots of buyers figure this all out AFTER they have one!  Sort of like the glut of exercise equipment at garage sales each spring (after the New Year resolutions expire...)!

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Re: Circle cutter cont'd
mhrackin   10/15/2014 2:33:32 PM
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What could you possibly be referriing to?

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Re: Circle cutter cont'd
Max The Magnificent   10/15/2014 2:25:01 PM
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@mhrackin: Are you planning on driving a moderate-size truck (with liftgate, as these are quite heavy) to Dayton?

I drive a Dodge Ram truck -- would that not be big enough? It certainly doesn't have a tailgate -- maybe if I could find one in Dayton itself, I'd have you and the rest of the crew to help me get it on there LOL

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Re: Circle cutter cont'd
Max The Magnificent   10/15/2014 2:23:09 PM
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@mhrackin: PS: soccer's at the bottom now...

Shhhh!!!!

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