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Old 02-14-2013, 04:19 PM   #11
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Could I get one from Home Depot
A Inland or a regular band saw? Sure you can get one from Home Depot as X said, it won't be a coral saw and it will get rusty from the saltwater fairly quickly. As far a diamond blades, I don't know, but I doubt it.
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:28 PM   #12
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What type should I get
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:39 PM   #13
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The only thing that will get rusty is the table right
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:02 PM   #14
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No, the way the band saw works it will suck in a lot of debris and water into the housing. I open up and clean my 10" craftsmen after every project. Also as stated about the blades. I run though an 1/8" blade fairly quick when cutting my favias, ill get maybe 15 frags before the blade is dull enough to start doing damage to the tissue.
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:18 PM   #15
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So a dremel would be better.
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:25 PM   #16
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No not at all. I have used my dremel a few times before buying my bandsaw. You cant make turns with the dremel like you can a bandsaw and the blade grinds more then cuts so you tend to see more die off on the edges of the cuts from the heat and grinding motion tearing the tissue instead of cutting. Also you don't have nearly as much control since you have to hold both the dremel and your coral while with the saw you can use both hands to manipulate the coral. To give you an example, say I pulled out two identical brain corals. With a dremel I may get 5-6 frags but if I cut the same coral with the saw I'd get probably 9-10 frags.
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Beau....are you just talking about for your own personal use once in a while, or are you considering going into business? I've used a dremel for years and didn't see any extra die off. You can buy a cheap dremel and do just fine. If you intend to cut favia and acans into multiple frags (6-10) on a regular basis, You may want to spend more money on better equipment. I use one of these on my dremel and it cuts like butter-
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Well I am thinking about just once and a while when my corals get to big.
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Get a dremel, or similar, use that blade above, and get a pair of these-
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I agree, if your not fragging atleast on a monthly basis then no need for a bandsaw. They are nice to have though, not just for your corals either lol.
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