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Offline MartinW

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Proxxon table saw
« on: May 17, 2009, 03:20 AM »
Hi,

I've been using the TS55 with MTF for about 6 months now and I must say that it's met most of my needs.  The only thing that's been a bit of a challenge is cutting those really small pieces.  The other day I saw this neat little Proxxon table saw at Woodcraft (and I mean little!).  So I'm thinking that this could solve my cutting really small pieces problem.  I asked the sales guy at Woodcraft about the saw and he said that it's actually tougher than it looks.

So I could just pull this table saw out onto my MTF just like any other Festool and cut away.

What do you think?  Has anyone tried one of these? 

Thanks,
Martin.

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Offline jonny round boy

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Re: Proxxon table saw
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2009, 07:29 AM »
Proxxon make lots of 'miniature' tools, mainly for modelmakers/architects etc.

They are great quality - the Festool of the model making world (and priced accordingly!).

http://www.proxxon.com/us/

Go to "Micromot power tools" and then select "micromot bench top units" from the drop-down.

PS - The micro planer is sooooo cute!!!
« Last Edit: May 17, 2009, 07:33 AM by jonny round boy »
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Offline Roger Savatteri

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Re: Proxxon table saw
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2009, 11:54 AM »

Martin,


Before you go out and order the Proxxon, take a look at this one..... http://www.byrnesmodelmachines.com/tablesaw.html

Read the review link he provides. I have a full wood-shop I have this one as an accessory and you wouldn't believe what I've been able to do with it.

gotta run,

till later.......

Roger
Los Angeles, California

Offline alanz

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Re: Proxxon table saw
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2009, 12:56 PM »
I've been eyeing the Proxxon (or MicroMark version) for a while.

I have an old Dremel 4" table saw, and can see the utility of these tools for small piece work.  I rarely use the Dremel because it's not what you'd call a precision machine.

So now I'm thinking about a better 4" saw, or maybe make more progress on using a Jointech (Incra type) fence on the MFT3 with the TS55 to control precision cuts.  More on that later >
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Offline MartinW

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Re: Proxxon table saw
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2009, 02:45 AM »
Hi Roger,

Thanks for pointing out the Byrnes table saw.  That looks like a nice little unit as well.
Now I'm going to have to do a comparison.  I didn't realize that there was a whole bunch of mini machines like this for modelers.  I should find a modeling Website and find out what the Gold Standard is in that world.

Martin.

Offline Carol M

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Re: Proxxon table saw
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2011, 11:00 AM »
I have had the Proxxon FKS/E for a little over a year and I like it a lot. The precision is excellent. Today I was looking for a taller rip fence for it and ran across the MicroLux version. Looks like the same saw. Therefore the accessories should work with my Proxxon, yes?

Offline LostInTheWood

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Re: Proxxon table saw
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2011, 02:22 PM »
OMG that's amazing!  Never knew these existed.   If I was seven years old again Santa would be getting one heck of a list to fulfill   [laughing]     Can't believe the prices either....just like buying regular size tools...

Offline RL

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Re: Proxxon table saw
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2011, 03:01 PM »
A word of warning regarding the proxxon tools. They vary massively in quality.

I have the chop saw which is excellent. Recommended.

To describe the router, however, would require the use of language banned on this forum.

I would definitely recommend the Byrnes machines. All the owners on the model-making forums speak very highly of them.

Offline waho6o9

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Re: Proxxon table saw
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2011, 04:31 PM »
A word of warning regarding the proxxon tools. They vary massively in quality.

I have the chop saw which is excellent. Recommended.

To describe the router, however, would require the use of language banned on this forum.

I would definitely recommend the Byrnes machines. All the owners on the model-making forums speak very highly of them.

Thanks Mr. Richard Leon, that's good to know. I've been eying  they Byrnes machines. [smile]