Wednesday, November 21, 2007

PROXXON Miniature Power Miter Saw

PROXXON Mini Miter Saw ModelI own two Proxxon miniature power tools and they are both amazing. Not "amazing for their size" -- just plain amazing.

The mini miter saw is a great addition to any model-maker's or automaton-maker's tool collection (or any work area where space is tight). This miter saw is great for cutting 90 degree and 45 degree cuts in a variety of materials. There are detents every 15 degrees for cutting a range of angles.

The saw has a really clever integrated clamp to hold the material and ensure that your cut stays on the mark. There is also a built-in stop to help you cut a bunch of pieces to the same length. Nice.

As with Proxxon Miniature Table Saw, these miniaturized tools are clearly not toys; they are solid and exceed one's expectations in terms of performance. Seriously, the mini table saw can make a clean cut in 3/4" hardwood and it's barely bigger than a toaster.

The truly handy thing about owning the miter saw AND the table saw is that they use the same blades. You can get a variety of blades for slitting, cutting wood, and cutting metals. I have found the miter saw mounted with an abrasive blade for non-ferrous metals to be a great way to cut brass rod and bars to length.

Check out all the details on the Proxxon Mini Miter Saw and the Proxxon Miniature Table Saw

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Anonymous Jake said...

Hi, I've stumbled across your blog at the google's results. The thing is, are those little things suitable to cut ~2-3 mm steel wire?
Also, are there durable blades to do this over and over again for about 5-10 thousands of cuts without completely dulling down?

October 14, 2008 at 1:54 PM  

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