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jta

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05-18-2019 11:52 PM

So on my search for a drill press, picked up quite the deal today (including a JDP-14M, Bosch TS-3000 on the lift stand, Makita Router, a box of about 30 router bits, Protech Mitre Saw, Ryobi Oscillating Spindle Sander, Duracraft Belt/Circular Sander, Dewalt Planer, a few nice clamps, few drill bits for $400), and one of the tools included in the buy the lot price was a Bosch Fine Cut Saw with a Mitre Kit (https://www.coastaltool.com/bosch/1640.htm). Going to get rid of some of the things I don’t really need including the TS (Not a TS fan and prefer Bandsaw/Tracksaw approach)

I’ve never heard of one of these Fine Cuts before (and they seem to be discontinued other than the blades), and while I can see the applications (doorframe, flush cutting in place cabinetry etc) it seems like they aren’t really ideal for most woodworking, and could probably be beaten by a good quality blade on a Mitre Saw or with a hand saw – But curious am I missing something?


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therealSteveN

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#1 posted 05-19-2019 05:50 PM

Looks like the child of a coupling of a reciprocating saw, and a multi tool, used on a box.

I think I’m going to stick with an Ulmia 354 for a “fine cut saw.”

Looks like a good condition price on the Bosch is around 99 bux and very slow selling, lower conditions as low as 29 and not selling. Considering all else you did get for your 400 bux, if it’s prime, price it for 79 and go quick sale.

Bosch is loathe to discontinue a tool. They are more likely to quit making a very poor selling idea. In German I think, to discontinue = FAILURE.

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SMP

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#2 posted 05-19-2019 06:26 PM

Well think of how awesome it would be to carve a turkey with though!

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#3 posted 05-19-2019 06:44 PM



Bosch is loathe to discontinue a tool. They are more likely to quit making a very poor selling idea. In German I think, to discontinue = FAILURE.

- therealSteveN

They are not against discontinuing a tool, it’s just that a German is never wrong. Just ask one.

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BlasterStumps

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#4 posted 05-19-2019 11:45 PM

I found one of the blades in the local Habitat Restore. I modified the blade and made a small backsaw out of it. (got rid of the “S” shape in the blade top) It is great for cutting small things like dowel rod on a bench hook. I have been keeping an eye out for one of those Bosch kits coming into the Restore.

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." - Mike, western Colorado

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jta

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#5 posted 05-20-2019 01:51 AM



Well think of how awesome it would be to carve a turkey with though!

- SMP


Don’t tempt me for the laughs.

Going to see if I can sell it – its in fantastic condition, the blades maybe have done a cut or two. Hopefully someone finds interest.

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