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Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: (Yet another) 80/20 MFT/SYS Cart
« Reply #90 on: January 02, 2017, 05:50 PM »
Joe, I use a dedicated metal cutting chop saw with an AL blade. As Bryan stated I think you can make the same cut with most any SCMS using the right blade. For reference my 14" Milwaukee dry-cut saw is 1,500 RPM, and the Oshlun blade cuts thru it like butter. I've never used any lube, & again as Bryan stated just cut slowly and let the blade do it's job.

RMW

PS - love your designs/creations.  [not worthy]

   
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Offline deepcreek

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Re: (Yet another) 80/20 MFT/SYS Cart
« Reply #91 on: January 03, 2017, 12:21 AM »
Joe, I use a dedicated metal cutting chop saw with an AL blade. As Bryan stated I think you can make the same cut with most any SCMS using the right blade. For reference my 14" Milwaukee dry-cut saw is 1,500 RPM, and the Oshlun blade cuts thru it like butter. I've never used any lube, & again as Bryan stated just cut slowly and let the blade do it's job.

I have a 14" Dewalt metal chop saw and found that Olshun blade on Amazon along with a 12" version that will fit my old reliable Dewalt 705 miter saw.  (I kept it for cuts I don't want to make on my Kapex.) Now I just have to decide which one will work better!!??

One last question (I think) - What tool did you use to trim the excess profile of the corner brackets?

PS - love your designs/creations.  [not worthy]

Thanks for the kind words.  I love your designs/creations!
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Houston, Texas

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Offline deepcreek

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Re: (Yet another) 80/20 MFT/SYS Cart
« Reply #92 on: January 03, 2017, 12:22 AM »
Richard will be able to provide a lot more advise, but I have cut 80/20 using my sliding miter saw.  I use high tooth blade, lock slide and cut very slow.

Thanks, Bryan!
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Re: (Yet another) 80/20 MFT/SYS Cart
« Reply #93 on: January 03, 2017, 01:33 AM »
Portaband mounted in table top setup and a Foredom with carbide burr for cleanup. Those brackets are cast so you can probably get away with a hacksaw and files if need be.

Post pics when you get it done.

RMW

Joe, I use a dedicated metal cutting chop saw with an AL blade. As Bryan stated I think you can make the same cut with most any SCMS using the right blade. For reference my 14" Milwaukee dry-cut saw is 1,500 RPM, and the Oshlun blade cuts thru it like butter. I've never used any lube, & again as Bryan stated just cut slowly and let the blade do it's job.

I have a 14" Dewalt metal chop saw and found that Olshun blade on Amazon along with a 12" version that will fit my old reliable Dewalt 705 miter saw.  (I kept it for cuts I don't want to make on my Kapex.) Now I just have to decide which one will work better!!??

One last question (I think) - What tool did you use to trim the excess profile of the corner brackets?

PS - love your designs/creations.  [not worthy]

Thanks for the kind words.  I love your designs/creations!
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Offline mindbend

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Re: (Yet another) 80/20 MFT/SYS Cart
« Reply #94 on: March 07, 2017, 11:35 AM »
Great projet and thread! Any tips/pointers on the best place to purchase these extrusions and connectors?
Thanks,.

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Re: (Yet another) 80/20 MFT/SYS Cart
« Reply #95 on: March 10, 2017, 09:03 AM »
Howdy @mindbend  [welcome] to the FOG.

I get my stuff from 80/20's eBay store.

RMW

Great projet and thread! Any tips/pointers on the best place to purchase these extrusions and connectors?
Thanks,.
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Offline mindbend

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Re: (Yet another) 80/20 MFT/SYS Cart
« Reply #96 on: March 10, 2017, 09:14 AM »
Got it! Thanks.

p.s. I've made some corner connectors via my 3D printer that don't need to be hacked/cut. May be advantageous for builders here.

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Re: (Yet another) 80/20 MFT/SYS Cart
« Reply #97 on: March 10, 2017, 09:48 AM »
Got it! Thanks.

p.s. I've made some corner connectors via my 3D printer that don't need to be hacked/cut. May be advantageous for builders here.

Great idea. Have you shared the file anywhere?

RMW
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Re: (Yet another) 80/20 MFT/SYS Cart
« Reply #98 on: March 12, 2017, 04:08 PM »
Got it! Thanks.

p.s. I've made some corner connectors via my 3D printer that don't need to be hacked/cut. May be advantageous for builders here.

Great idea. Have you shared the file anywhere?

RMW

And what material did you use for 3D printing it? My experience with 3D printing is that all of the available polymers are quite weak, especially for any kind of structural use. I did a 3D printing project awhile back using glass reinforced nylon and have found them to still have far too much flex to be suitable for anything like this.
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Re: (Yet another) 80/20 MFT/SYS Cart
« Reply #99 on: August 24, 2017, 12:08 AM »
@ryanjg117 - What modeling program did you use to create your renders?

Offline deepcreek

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Re: (Yet another) 80/20 MFT/SYS Cart
« Reply #100 on: November 26, 2017, 01:27 PM »
I've been planning to build an 80/20 based MFT table for a long long time.  The idea was inspired by Richard's excellent designs that he has so generously shared here.  Thank you @Richard/RMW

The reason I finally pulled the trigger is that 80/20.net is offering rare 15% off sitewide for a Black Friday deal that extends through Cyber Monday.
www.8020.net

I ordered all the components I will need to build a 3' x 6' table with an MFT top with an extra 2' fold up wing on one end.  The table will serve as the outfeed table for my Unisaw with adjustable casters for leveling.  It will have easy reach storage for my Festool sanders, routers, clamps, accessories, Leigh jig and more.

I also ordered 80/20 parts for a router sled and rails that will attach to the table rails to give me 3' x 8' capacity for flattening slabs.

I'm super excited and will post updates when I start the build.
« Last Edit: November 26, 2017, 01:29 PM by deepcreek »
Joe Adams
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