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Old Oct 05, 2012, 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by scruffy1 View Post
the base is insufficiently massive to remain stable, so requires an assistant to hold it while you cut, and it is a tedious process to push through 3mm spruce
Unimat sell an aluminium base or wooden crate for it to bolt to. Like most machines it really should be bolted down.

http://shop.sgtooling.com/index.php?...&productId=111

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Pour some Quickrete mortar mix in the base if there's a hollow place to do that.
Mortar and aluminium don't mix. If I just wanted weight I would fill it with BB's and epoxy. I plan on reinforcing the hollow alu. profiles with 6mm steel 'X' sections.

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a better blade sounds a good idea - getting one that fits might be the challenge
Here you go

This will give you a 8mm stroke instead of the 'child friendly' 4mm stroke It also takes different blades, which I think are just standard jigsaw blades (I'd have to check mine).
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