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#101

Wally69
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11 July 2020 09:48 pm

I have the same one - works well/fast for trimming, but I keep clear of the desired cut line at corners of stone to avoid chip disappointments. A grinding wheel is best used for getting you to the finish line.

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#102

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11 July 2020 09:57 pm

Do you use/buy their blades or purchase them else where ? I might be able to use a bit of the covid $700-00 for 1 of them.

#103

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11 July 2020 10:19 pm

Ok guys, I'm now just a bit confused , there are 2 places selling this model trim saw, both the same price, but 1 dealer only supplies 1 blade https://www.aussiesapphire.com.au/7-por … ramic-glas

The other dealer supplies 2 blades https://www.flatlap.com.au/7-Portable-T … p_308.html

which deal would you go for ?

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#104

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11 July 2020 10:49 pm

aussie saphires

#105

xcvator
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11 July 2020 11:08 pm

pinfire opals wrote:

aussie saphires

Not being nasty, but please explain why

#106

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12 July 2020 09:15 am

Flat lap is including a tile blade which is the thick blade. Also note the blades are electroplated not sintered.

#107

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12 July 2020 09:29 am

They are good little saws Dihusky, that is the same one i had before i upgraded to a heavy duty 10" saw
If the stone xcvator has,has been slabbed for him they would last a long time


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#108

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12 July 2020 12:33 pm

They both supply plated blades, but the Flat Lap has a table alteration to suit lapdarists. Same price, one has an alteration to help cutting, shipping will be the difference, perhaps?
Flat Lap for mine.


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#109

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12 July 2020 06:10 pm

sand surfer wrote:

They are good little saws Dihusky, that is the same one i had before i upgraded to a heavy duty 10" saw
If the stone xcvator has,has been slabbed for him they would last a long time

Yes, this has served us well but would like to upgrade to a VJ gem saw for gem work and get a bigger saw for slab work.

Was checking out houses yesterday with my daughter as she is wanting to buy somewhere, went to check out the 3 bay shed at one place and there was a dusty little 12" slab saw sitting in the corner on the floor, looking un-loved, stone vice and as well. Asked the agent to tell the vendor I'd be interested in it, waiting to hear...

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#110

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12 July 2020 08:56 pm

Just an update, both saws are the same, both supplied by "Aussie Saphire", just different blades, so I've asked the price for the sintered blade upgrade from Aussie, no more spiced rum for a few weeks tongue

#111

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13 July 2020 10:45 am

Be aware "xc" that the two saws are NOT the same. The Aussie Sapphire one is Standard, the Flat Lap one has an improved table for safety when cutting. You could, of course, fix the problem with the Aussie Sapphire original by using a piece of sheet metal to narrow down the margin around the blade which will eliminate pieces falling into the gap and ceasing, warping, the blade. Always wear eye protection when pushing your piece through the blade. My brother had safety glasses on when cutting, one day, and the photo we took of him had one eye cover of the glasses with a stone fracture right in the centre of the left eyepiece.


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#112

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13 July 2020 11:26 am

Thanks Pat, saw has been ordered with an upgraded sintered diamond disc, now the wait begins, hope the $750-00 from the gov gets here before the c/c bill does tongue
I always were eye protection and I'll have a look at the size of the slot when it gets here, I was also thing about a front and back splash screen as well as the 1 over the blade

#113

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13 July 2020 02:20 pm

Your 750 should be there in the next few days xcvator.... thumbsup 13-15th it is paid...

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#114

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14 July 2020 10:03 am

Lucky buggar Dihuski a slab saw with a vice ,it would be a nice find if they want to sell ,is the vice a wooden one or a chain

When i get my poop together and find time, i would like to build a 14'' slab saw one day, but i think i will run a chain vice with it
hope they come through for you, top find thumbsup

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#115

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14 July 2020 12:00 pm

I would like a 36 inch drop saw to cut the larger stuff that I have.


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#116

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21 July 2020 07:47 pm

This is my elcheapo dopping station, wax $10-00, butane cooker had for years, heat diffuser had for years, 2 fondue pots from the reject shop $5-00 ( 1 pot for wax, 1 pot to warm the stones in )

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I'm happy, works for me perfect

And my new 7" saw has arrived and been tried, nice and quiet, cuts smooth with no chipping and is pretty quick. Just got to be able to get hot water into it big_smile or heated gloves, bloody Melbourne winter mad

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#117

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26 July 2020 03:26 pm

Well a complete disaster today cry cry cry

The poor little sewing machine motor got a bit hot and died sad no smoke,no noise, just no go, checked the leads etc, nothing. cry

Well back to ebay for another 1 untill I can find another motor just a bit stronger, that then creates another problem as a different motor won't fit what I have made, so I'll have to start over, bugga.

#118

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27 July 2020 12:31 pm

Fixed the motor, bush caps had got loose and came out tongue tongue

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#119

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27 July 2020 06:01 pm

thumbsup


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#120

xcvator
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30 July 2020 03:20 pm

Just another modification to the slant cabber, a much neater and easier to fit spray suppression shroud. 3d printed flexible rubber in "safety yellow" Just slips on and off very easily and it's soft enough to be able to trim back with a knife if it's too wide and encroaches over the work area too much

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#121

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30 July 2020 03:44 pm

I’ve seen that somewhere before, very neat.


One of these days Ma!

#122

xcvator
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11 August 2020 06:22 pm

Rebuilding the slant cabber using whatever I can from the old 1 smile

I think I'll call the new 1 "the beast "

The old sewing machine motor and the new "real ' motor lol

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Can you spot the difference ?

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#123

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11 August 2020 06:36 pm

So your portability is disappearing?


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#124

xcvator
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11 August 2020 06:57 pm

Manpa wrote:

So your portability is disappearing?

It's a bit like "El Cid" it's gone off into the sunset sad

#125

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22 August 2020 12:08 pm

Update
Geeze it's hard teaching yourself some of this stuff, youtube only goes so far sad The little motor had some "give" and "play" so any wobble in the discs could be "pushed" out with a little bit of pressure, not so with the "beast" everything is so straight and tight, any wobble shows up like the proverbial dogs balls. Tried ordinary 1/2" nuts,but they aren't square enough, so I had a couple of 50mm threaded flanges made up, bit better, but still not great. Another hit to the c/c and bought a master lap from Gemcuts, locked that down against a 50mm flange, dropped a disc onto that, locked it down with the other 50mm flange and it runs very straight and true, probably not true enough for facetting, but ok for cabbing

A bit of recent work

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