14 Jan 2009

Changed some of the diagonal tubes in the front a bit, nothing that’s been built yet so no time or material wasted.

Reader (and first Midlana builder!) Jim told me about a type of cut-off saw I was unaware of. I own an abrasive cut-off saw and haven’t used it in years due to it throwing grit and sparks all around the garage. At the other end of the spectrum are cold saws that cost a fortune so they’re out. So, for years I’ve been using the little weenie Harbor Freight horizontal bandsaw that does okay. What Jim introduced me to is a “dry saw”, something like a cold saw but without the coolant system. He loves his and hasn’t used his abrasive chop saw in years either, so I ordered a remanufactured Makita LC1230.