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Offline Kev

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Metal Sonic Blade in TS55
« on: December 06, 2016, 09:04 PM »
I had a one off need and decided to get a "cheap blade" to do the job. I needed to trim a few mm off the bottom of two garden shed doors (All of my serious gear is packed away so deep for moving that buying a blade for my easily accessible TSC55  seemed prudent!)





Obviously garden shed doors are thin, cheap things but I was still extremely impressed with the blade .. I could have been running it through a sheet of paper for all of the resistance it offered and there were minimal sparks. I've got no idea about the longevity of this blade, but if you have a smallish job I wouldn't hesitate. I could have easily done the same with the HKC55.

I paid $77AUD for this blade and that's less than half the price of a similar purpose FLAI.

I'm quite impressed [smile]

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Offline Michael1960

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Re: Metal Sonic Blade in TS55
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2016, 03:41 PM »
Thanks for the review.  Seems like the way to go for rough work.  Good luck with the move and enjoy unpacking the serious gear!

Offline Bohdan

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Re: Metal Sonic Blade in TS55
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2016, 05:28 PM »
How does the blade compare with the Festool ones when cutting wood?

Offline Holmz

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Re: Metal Sonic Blade in TS55
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2016, 05:58 PM »
Or shears @Kev ...

I ain't no mathematician but i have some negative and positive screwdrivers
I ain't no pilot but i have some planes.
I ain't no sucker but i have a vacuum.
And I has me some saws, and some sandpapers.

Offline Kev

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Re: Metal Sonic Blade in TS55
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2016, 06:22 PM »
How does the blade compare with the Festool ones when cutting wood?

@Bohdan

I haven't tried to cut wood with it yet, I can only hazard a guess that it'd be quite a good crosscut blade from what's obvious .. so much so that I'll probably grab one for the cordless Metabo SCMS.

The blurb on the saw says ...

WOOD - Clean cuts in all wood sections. Gives very clean cuts in laminates and Particleboard/MDF. For use in miter saws and portable tools.

From the local distributor ...

http://www.centralsaws.com.au/products/byhierarchy/21/63

For the TS55 I got the 160mm 20mm 40 tooth variant ...

http://www.centralsaws.com.au/Products/339/63/MSB16020402