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    For one itís both a horizontal and vertical saw so Itís got more applications then just chop cuts.
    Two Iím working in a very tight space and canít afford having too much debris flying around in the garage.
    I find bands saws are a far cleaner cut then a chop saw also. For exhaust fap your best using a band saw, specialty when you start getting into pie cuts and so on.
    For what Iíve seen theses bandsaws are very good for the price.
    Also I work late at night most nights and these things are quite as a mouse.
    I just didnít think a chimp saw would suit my needs in the end .


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    Nice one! I sometimes wish I bought a bandsaw instead of my drop saw since I do angles and RHS quite often. My drop saw struggles on the larger sized pieces but a bandsaw goes through them really well.

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    2004 A6 C5 Sedan 3.0 V6 Quattro
    2005 A6 4F Sedan 3.2 V6 Quattro
    1999 A4 B5 Avant 2.4 V6

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    1991 90 Sedan 2.3
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    Iv been told drop saws are only good for fast cuts on the job but if your a machinist and you need precision cuts then ya Gonna need a band saw. Iím just gonna be doing pie cuts so itís perfect for the job


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    That's right, you can push it down hard and it'll cut quite quickly for up to around 5mm thick stock. The cut is clean but not necessarily square due to disc flex. If you go slowly it produces a good square cut but that defeats the advantage of it being for quick cuts. Watch for blade flex on the bandsaw. It can wander as it goes down.

    Current:
    2004 A6 C5 Sedan 3.0 V6 Quattro
    2005 A6 4F Sedan 3.2 V6 Quattro
    1999 A4 B5 Avant 2.4 V6

    Retired:
    1990 100 Sedan 2.3
    1991 90 Sedan 2.3
    1999 A4 B5 Sedan 2.4 V6

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    You can adjust the tension and saw gap to counter any of that


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    Hi mate, sorry I think I’ve asked you this before but what brand car lift do you have and would you recommend it?

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    Donít know the brand. I got if from Joelís garage gear

    https://www.joelsgaragegear.com.au/p...-scissor-lift/

    In no way am I bagging out his business, his an awesome guy to do business with. But personally if I had a choice Iíd go with the bend pack units.

    https://www.bendpak.com.au/car-hoist...scissor-lifts/

    They seem more quality and have more options.


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    Taking another brake

    Got another set of callipers Iím gonna try do a resto on
    These are a set of brembo 18Z 6 pot mono blocks from a Porsche Cayenne I believe? Very light weight.
    Can be fitted to a golf and A4 I believe with some minor mods.

    Thinking powder coating them in a yellow ?
    If anyoneís interested in them I can do a custom colour.

    Anyway gonna be fun a fun project.





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    Last edited by Muckman; July 31st, 2020 at 11:13 PM.

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    Just a quick blast down
    I might try the soda blast on the next calliper. I think the glass bead is getting imbedded into the metal leaving that shiny finish. Not sure if thatís gonna be good for the powder coating or not.





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    I use garnet when I sand blasted my 18z and they come up mind a stripped the paint off real good


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