Sunday, October 30, 2011

Hacksaws: Fuck em

First time I used a hacksaw I was ecstatic. Before that, it didn't seem possible to cut materials that were stronger than wood. Materials like aluminum or plastic. Since then, I've had to use a hacksaw (without a vice) for jobs as rough as cutting 1/4" thick, 2" wide steel I-beams. That takes forever and it's a workout.

Metal band saws are equally revolutionary. For something that would have taken 15-30 minutes and been shitty, I now do in about 30 seconds and it's perfect. Look at that edge: It's an exact 90 degree angle, single cut, super crisp. You can barely even seethe saw lines. 30 seconds.

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