Mini tool question

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yorkie

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I’m looking to get a micro or mini tablesaw chopsaw or bandsaw, maybe a Proxxon or similar.

Does anyone have experience with a mini saw for cutting pen blanks? Do they have enough power? Are the blades hard to find and do they last?

Thanks so much


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TonyL

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I own the Proxxon. I use it for cutting blanks at 90 degrees and sometimes, brass tubes.etc (nothing too hard) . I changed the blade to a carbide tipped blade; I never used the original so I can't comment on it. The blade is still available. About 2,000 blanks later, it still does the job, but remember, I am just cutting blanks. Be mindful of its depth of cut - it's only 1" at 90 degrees. It is also a challenge (not a great one) to see where you are cutting from above saw. I like it and would buy again. There are less expensive alternatives (in some cases much less), which many folks state that they enjoy and own for many years.
 
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Not long ago there was a post here about miniature chop saws and several of the posts mentioned a saw Harbor Freight has. It seemed to work for those that posted and it's a lot cheaper than the Proxxon. I'm not saying not to get the Proxxon, I'm just letting you know of an alternative. If you're not going to use it a whole lot you might want to look into it. I don't normally buy from Harbor Freight but at $35.00 and a 20% off coupon you can't go wrong. If it wears out I'll throw it away and get a new one but several of the posters did say they had the HF one for several years without any trouble. I think this is the one they were writing about.
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