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Old 10-11-2015, 04:03 PM
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It might be a little less terrifying if it could run on a track system.
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Old 10-11-2015, 07:16 PM
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It might be a little less terrifying if it could run on a track system.
I'm picturing a cartoon where the saw makes your track and MFT fall over from its size and weight....
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Old 10-11-2015, 07:55 PM
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It's actually still in production, Paul
Here's a photo from the hitachi catalogue
Argh!! Another NAINA item.
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Old 10-17-2015, 08:07 PM
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Default Re: Hitachi Beast #2

Here. This one's available in NA.

Makita 5402NA 16-5/16-Inch Circular Saw - Power...Makita 5402NA 16-5/16-Inch Circular Saw - Power...
I've got a friend that has one. Handy from time to time.
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Old 10-18-2015, 07:04 AM
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Here. This one's available in NA.

Makita 5402NA 16-5/16-Inch Circular Saw - Power Circular Saws - Amazon.com

I've got a friend that has one. Handy from time to time.
Thanks for finding that, I'm glad somethings available, but I'm liking Okami's $6 pricetag.
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Old 10-31-2015, 02:20 AM
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Thanks for finding that, I'm glad somethings available, but I'm liking Okami's $6 pricetag.
Indeed, six bucks is hard to beat. Not shiny and new, but a decent saw.
I bought a blade for the saw. I went with a hitachi blade specifically made for the saw. Cost me $70..a lot more than the saw! But it's new.
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Old 10-31-2015, 02:26 AM
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My first cut using the beast. This is a 90mm Japanese cherry slab. Went through it with ease. Although the saw and blade is huge, it was surprisingly smooth and safe while cutting. Beautiful saw at an unbeatable price. It's going to be useful for these slab cuts
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Old 10-31-2015, 02:30 AM
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Thought I'd mention these blade stabilising screws. There's one on each side of the blade. Being such a huge blade, I think it was smart of hitachi to include these on the saw
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Old 10-31-2015, 04:06 AM
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Thought I'd mention these blade stabilising screws. There's one on each side of the blade. Being such a huge blade, I think it was smart of hitachi to include these on the saw
That's amazing!
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Old 10-31-2015, 07:58 PM
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Still terrifying, but I can see how necessary a saw like that would be when doing slab work. Nice score!
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