The saw I chose is Micro Mark's MicroLux Mini Tilt Arbor Table Saw for Benchtop Hobby Use.
This is a popular saw and the same as the Proxxon version. While I could have bought others I like the fact that Micro Mark gives me a 30 day guarantee so that I can return it if I don't like it. The guys on the Traintools egroup give it pretty good review.
I also bought these items....
This is a set of ripping gauges that help you set up the cut. Since they are in common sizes good for O scale I went ahead and got them.
These blank plates allow you to make precise cuts of small lumber without the wood slipping into the gap.
Here is what it cost:
|Order Submitted: 03/13/11 06:53PM|
|Shipping Method: FEDEX|
|Payment Method: VISA|
|Item#||Item Description||Qty||Unit Price||Ext. Price|
|80463||MLX TILTING ARBOR SAW||1||$349.95|
|70224||RIPPING GAUGE SET||1||$18.95|
|84904||MLX BLANK BLADE PLATES (4)||1||$23.50|
|Shipping & Handling||$21.95|
I've been wanting one of these for a long time. After I bought the wood for my O scale bridge (over $200!) I thought that this would pay itself back in two years or less. I'm so glad to be getting one!
This may delay the start of building the flat car a few days, so I may jump ahead to the gondola and proceed to start setting it up for production.
Home made scale timber, here I com!