A saw by any other name.....

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A saw by any other name.....

Post by InSync » December 29th, 2013, 7:47 pm

I want a saw. I searched here and found a good conversation about hand tools, but I still have a few questions and hope someone can help. It seems that skill saws are ok if they are more than 6 inches away from the device, but table saws should be more than 24 inches. I'm not sure how you could use a table saw from more than 24 inches away and I think I would probably be in trouble if I was closer than 6 inches. Does anyone know if I could use a skill saw in a saw table? Does it become a table saw? Is a compound miter saw ok? Is a dremel ok? I don't really have any DIY experience......actually, I did make a couple of humans about 25 years ago...... but I want to change the trim on a bookcase and am not sure about what saw I could use. Any suggestions?
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Re: A saw by any other name.....

Post by freckles1880 » December 29th, 2013, 7:55 pm

Look at the comments from and old post at

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Re: A saw by any other name.....

Post by KansasAl » December 29th, 2013, 8:06 pm

Well, I use any damn saw that I want. Never had a problem. I'm not sure what problem I would have, if I had a problem. Do you know what kind of problem we would have?

Guess you could use a miter box and hand saw like gramps did. Or have one of your earlier projects make the cuts.

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Re: A saw by any other name.....

Post by dadmanbob » December 29th, 2013, 9:58 pm

I have a table saw skill saw and many other saws. The only one I have had a few problems with is my Farm Boss Stihl chain saw but I still use it. I even use my Stihl weed eater
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Post by KansasAl » December 29th, 2013, 10:19 pm

Bob - I have a few problems with my MS290 also. Hard starting and leaking oil. whewsmile

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Re: A saw by any other name.....

Post by Jim and Sparky » December 29th, 2013, 10:51 pm

I have used drills, sanders, saws and many other small tools without any problems. I do try and observe the six inch rule. Heck, my shop vac probably generates more of an EMF than most other tools I own. I tend to stay away from running car engines. Don't think you will have any problems.
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Re: A saw by any other name.....

Post by dadmanbob » December 29th, 2013, 11:04 pm

KansasAl wrote:Bob - I have a few problems with my MS290 also. Hard starting and leaking oil. whewsmile
Well KansasAl my problem is my chain saw wears me out :mutt:
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Post by Ozchrissy » December 29th, 2013, 11:08 pm

KansasAl wrote: Guess you could use a miter box and hand saw like gramps did. Or have one of your earlier projects make the cuts.
I don't qualify as Grandpa, but I obviously qualify as Grandma, as I sometimes make my own frames, and use the mitre box and saw. :mutt: And in my usual fashion all is made on my kitchen table.
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Re: A saw by any other name.....

Post by Colin Pearson » December 30th, 2013, 5:37 am

I've used all sorts of machines with motors in them without issue. 9" Grinder, Drill, Circ saw, mini grinder etc.

I've even done some welding which if you read the blarb is the biggest No-No. It was fine.

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Re: A saw by any other name.....

Post by ROBO Pop » December 30th, 2013, 12:32 pm

Contrary to all the comments asserting you can use a power saw, I assure you, it is dangerous, to use any tools, power or manual on your device. The ICD/CRT is durable but a skill saw blade (for example) applied directly to your shoulder would likely cause some issues when the blade hit the plastic header or even the titanium can.

And that is the only thing you need to worry about with these do it yourself tools. Don't be paranoid, there's very few home power tools and similar such that would actually cause any type issue. Although a power drill in my irrate wife's hands could be a show stopper
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Re: A saw by any other name.....

Post by InSync » December 30th, 2013, 9:48 pm

Thanks guys. I'm actually more concerned about keeping my fingers intact than about the device. I'll let you know how it works out.
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