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Adjustable table sawing jig?


#1

Autumn Greetings!

I have a project that I’m working on that would be a great deal
easier if I could just remember the name of a tool and where to get
it. I hope someone here can help me out.

The tool is a sawing jig, with an adjustable table, so that one can
cut sheet at any angle. I’ve seen it once before in my old
undergraduate studio a few years back, and I know it existed; at
least in the past. It is not the jig on the Rio Grande website for
cutting tube at a 90 or 45 degree angle. I believe it had a small
saw fram that came with it, and it was probably a bit on the
expensive side. It would be worth every penny if I could find it
now.

Any help at this point would be greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,
Anna


#2

Hi Anna:

You were probably using a Bonny Doon adjustable sawguide. Big thing
that clamped onto the bench edge. Frame spraypainted gold, with an
aluminum ‘bench pin’ and a big aluminum tower thing wherein rode a
rack that held your sawframe perfectly vertical while you sawed on
the adjustable ‘bench pin’. That sound about right?

If so, that would be the Mark I version. They’re discontinued, but
Lee Marshall (the original inventor) is making a new Mark II version
which he’s marketing as the Knew Concept Precision Saw guide. A very
nice re-design, solving some of the Mk I’s issues. Available for
$385, here:

http://store.knewconcepts.com/blanking-die-saw.html

You might be able to find an old, used Mk I on ebay, but last I
heard, they were going for well north of $250.

The usual disclaimers apply: no interest other than being the
satisfied owner of a Mk I guide that I wouldn’t part with for less
than a new Mk II.

Regards,
Brian Meek.


#3

Autumn Greetings!

I have a project that I’m working on that would be a great deal
easier if I could just remember the name of a tool and where to get
it. I hope someone here can help me out.

The tool is a sawing jig, with an adjustable table, so that one can
cut sheet at any angle. I’ve seen it once before in my old
undergraduate studio a few years back, and I know it existed; at
least in the past. It is not the jig on the Rio Grande website for
cutting tube at a 90 or 45 degree angle. I believe it had a small
saw fram that came with it, and it was probably a bit on the
expensive side. It would be worth every penny if I could find it now.

Any help at this point would be greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,
Anna


#4

Hi Anna,

Is this what you were looking for?
http://www.hswalsh.com/itemdetail.aspx?i=TB230&a=B

Regards, Gary Wooding


#5
The tool is a sawing jig, with an adjustable table, so that one
can cut sheet at any angle. 

What you want is the RT Blanking System. I own that one and also
used the old Bonny Doone one, which I consider far superior. I
haven’t tried the latest model, though.

Donna in VA


#6

Anna - the item you are looking for comes from Lee Marshall. It is
called Knew Concept Blanking Die Saw. It is available in both a
manual and a motorized version. Rio Grande sells them. They are
found on the third page of saws and saw blades on-line. The manual
version is item 115104 and the motorized version is 115081. You can
see a video demo at Lee’s website http://www.knewconcepts.com.

One of the very coolest parts of this saw is how you tension the
blade.

I love mine!

Judy Hoch


#7
One of the very coolest parts of this saw is how you tension the
blade. 

which saw do you have the red saw or the other one?

jesse