Modified Time Saver Layout

Doorgunnerjgs Nov 5, 2016

  1. SDVike

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    Interesting idea. A sawzall with a long dull blade could do the same thing. I would be afraid of a newer blade grabbing the wood.


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  2. Shortround

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    A sawzall would be a bit brutel. What would you use for a blade? And the body might be too big. o_O
     
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  3. BigJake

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    I bet a serrated knife will likely do just fine. A fairly thin, flexible one would be best.

    That reminds me... we need a new electric knife, but I probably ought to save the blades for just such a use. Held in a pair of vise-grips, no doubt!

    A sawzall would be like bringing an artillery piece to a knife fight! Collateral damage could be significant.
     
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  4. SDVike

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    You only live once!

    And those risers would only live once too.

    Hahaha.

    In my tool chest is an oscillating saw. That has worked well for rough shaping, but it tests the glues strength at times. Most people don’t have one of them though.


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  5. Shortround

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    My oscillating saw is kept in a tin box that is two feet long. That thing would a bit much even for an O gauge setup.
    I used it to cut openings in the side of houses to add on a room.
     
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  6. Grey One

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    I use a stiff back saw and / or a short wood saw for 'ripping' foam.
    For smaller pieces I use a long bladed box knife.
     
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  7. Doorgunnerjgs

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    @Grey One - Funny, I was thinking about using my stiff back saw or one of my wood saws. Just haven't gotten around to it yet.
     
  8. BigJake

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    I think there is some confusion in terminology for power saws.

    A reciprocating saw (e.g. Sawzall) is a heavy duty power saw for demolition and construction. They make quick work of roofing, sheathing and framing cuts. Not as accurate or smooth cutting as a circular saw, but with a long enough blade can cut all the way through drywall, studs, wiring, plumbing, and exterior sheathing in one go. Their use in model railroading would be limited to very coarse work and/or demolition.

    An oscillating saw (or multi-tool) is a much smaller, slower, lower-powered (often cordless) tool that can be used for finer cuts, both flush and plunge, as well as sanding and scraping, with different attachments/blades. They are capable of much finer cuts than a reciprocating saw, and can be useful on model railroads.
     
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  9. Doorgunnerjgs

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    @Grey One - Saw is working great! Thanks for push to get me to try it!
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  10. Grey One

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    @Doorgunnerjgs Great! You found a 'round-to-it'. ☻
    Glad I could help.
    FWIW: My layout is in the living room and I don't have a workshop so my construction area is the living room itself and an adjoining hallway.
    My only power tool is my drill / screwdriver.
     
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    this............>>>>>
     

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  13. Shortround

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    I have one from the union. But it's much simpler. A stainless steel plug the size of a silver dollar with O2IT stamped on both sides. For finally getting a job done and right.
     
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  14. Doorgunnerjgs

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    Latest view. A lot of cleanup to do and then transfer plan to table with whatever modification will be necessary.
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