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Old 04-02-2011, 12:21 AM   #1
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vertical saw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QP1Fvmsi2u0

origanaly posted by Keven in the u tube tread
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Old 04-02-2011, 12:44 AM   #2
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Would it cut a porcelain doll vertically?

Seems like all you could do is straight rip cuts with it.
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Old 04-02-2011, 01:27 AM   #3
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interesting concept,

Pluses i see:
-easier to see where you are cutting
-don't have to lean over so much
-water control
-space saver
-saw and track stay cleaner with less build up of gunk

problems I see:

-my concern would be does it chip more when it cuts because the blade is cutting from under the tile instead of over it.
-no plunge cuts
-no bevel cuts
-much harder (if not impossible) to do free hand cuts were the tile is not square to the fence.
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Old 04-02-2011, 01:37 AM   #4
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Mark I am sure you could set a spped square or a 45 guide on there or even a guide that would allow you to change the angle.

My thought is that if this saw would really work, why hasn't a top company already come out with them.
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Old 04-02-2011, 04:50 AM   #5
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I like the drill press in the house with the dolls on it! Tre' Chic!
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Old 04-02-2011, 06:34 AM   #6
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What Gregg said. IMO it looks really underpowered. And I cannot think of any job where all i did was straight cuts. All of my jobs involve actually doing curved cuts in tiles (toilet flanges, etc) and i always actually hold the tile up to the blade.

Interesting idea but needs to go back to the drawing board.
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Old 04-02-2011, 07:04 AM   #7
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Me too, I was waiting for one of those 12 x 12's to be a horseshoe cut for a doorway.


I could not stand anything with that little MK 370 motor, sounds terrible. He was religious about the safety glasses, but in reality needed ear protection more.
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Old 04-02-2011, 07:19 AM   #8
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No need to hate

I like the idea, good to see something different. Makes me wonder if i could make a rig for the IMER
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Old 04-02-2011, 08:29 AM   #9
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OK I like the idea but why not just take a bridge saw and turn it vertical?
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Old 04-02-2011, 08:32 AM   #10
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I don't see where a miter cut would be a problem. Bevel cuts would be possible if the design allowed for it. Didn't look like a bad idea to me at all. Two big pluses - upright working position and water containment. How well the water containment works is hard to really see from the video, particularly along the back side.

Also, just because some big company hasn't got something like it on the market now doesn't mean the idea isn't worthwhile. Lots of good inventions and ideas spring from regular people that see a problem and figure out some new approach to solving it.
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:09 AM   #11
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to be honest for what was being cut a dry breaker would have been quicker and not as much noise
i like the idea of the water just running down the tile


the normal wet guard is on the back side with a small modified blade guard on the front just like the small table top wet saws

good concept and

hope he does well from it

almost 3 saws in one : -a wall saw , a flip over wet and a table

now a bullnose machine on the same prince-able, he mite be onto something
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:16 AM   #12
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It's a prototype with a small mk motor on it. Yeah, I was concerned with a few of the same things brought up, because I use the blade on my saw a LOT for freehand cutting. Maybe if you could drop his blade down to mid-way and lock it in place, you could do some cutting by hand.

It's a very different approach and now that he's looked at that, I'm sure saw companies will be tossing around ideas to learn from it and improve on it, most likely trying to make theirs different enough to not have to pay him anything and score a patent themselves.

Should be fun to watch
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Many times cuts are not square on a slight angle for what ever reason, seems to me that straight cuts that need to be on a slight angle could be a problem, and as others have mentioned free hand, plunge cuts, U cuts and what have you might not be as easy to do as on a regular saw. Most ceramic tiles can be cut with a regular snap cutter for the straight cuts, I think to sell this he would need to demonstrate all these other cuts that most tile installers really use their saws for. I like the concept though a saw that can handle a larger tile that manages water and has a small foot print.
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yeah I'm not digging all that vertical stuff just to control water.
all the other things arent a factor for me.
I'll stick with a regular wetsaw.
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It would be rather hard to cut mosaics on it to. I would think. But I kind of like how you could stand it in a corner of the room when doing a shower in a small bath . That is the only thing I don't love about my DW is the room it takes up with all of its plastic in a small space .
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