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Ryobi Speed Saw - Rotary Cutter


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#1 daiking

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Posted 16 March 2016 - 01:59 PM

I have one of these,

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https://www.ryobitoo...ucts/details/88

I've never used it. Am I missing a trick here? Something obvious I could have been using it on?

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Posted 16 March 2016 - 02:20 PM

Have you got any stacks of paperwork that need to be held down?

But seriously I don't know what I would use it for.....possibly for cutting holes for boxes in OSB.

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Posted 16 March 2016 - 02:45 PM

Thats a clone of a RotoZip.
https://www.rotozip....es/Rotozip.aspx

I've got one somewhere which I've had for years.

The only thing I ever used it for was cutting holes/shapes in ceramic tiles which it does rather well.

In softer materials it can be hard to control as it cuts like a hot knife through butter.

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Posted 16 March 2016 - 03:25 PM

I'm not understanding what it's supposed to do?

It looks to me like a poor mans hand held mini router, without the facility to use it with any form of guide.

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Posted 16 March 2016 - 03:47 PM

View PostProDave, on 16 March 2016 - 03:25 PM, said:

I'm not understanding what it's supposed to do?

It looks to me like a poor mans hand held mini router, without the facility to use it with any form of guide.

Yep that's about it :)

#6 daiking

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Posted 16 March 2016 - 04:09 PM

View PostProDave, on 16 March 2016 - 03:25 PM, said:

I'm not understanding what it's supposed to do?

It looks to me like a poor mans hand held mini router, without the facility to use it with any form of guide.
Quite. There is a circle guide that comes with it though. Otherwise it's like a freehand fret saw.

It was a filler product in one of those cordless kit deals a long long time ago hence I've not used it.

Yet...



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Posted 16 March 2016 - 05:45 PM

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Posted 17 March 2016 - 03:30 PM

Maybe if the blade thingy was long enough it could be used to cut EPS insulation, along the lines of a knife through butter!

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Posted 17 March 2016 - 03:39 PM

View PostTriassic, on 17 March 2016 - 03:30 PM, said:

Maybe if the blade thingy was long enough it could be used to cut EPS insulation, along the lines of a knife through butter!

You could make a long blade for it - it's just a mild steel rod so assuming you could add the cutting surface it would work fine.

Couple of fretsaw blades tacked on ..??

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Posted 17 March 2016 - 03:50 PM

View PostPeterW, on 17 March 2016 - 03:39 PM, said:



You could make a long blade for it - it's just a mild steel rod so assuming you could add the cutting surface it would work fine.

Couple of fretsaw blades tacked on ..??
the 'blades' are like drill bits but with longer flutes.

2 blades were provided, one with a longer flute than the other but the bits themselves are not that long.

It uses a small collet iirc so not sure about substituting a drill bit and trying to cut insulation.

In the limited amount of solid insulation work I've done, I found a snap off blade craft knife at full extension to be the best bet for small quantities of work, even at 100mm thick. Wouldn't want to do a house that way though.