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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.

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.

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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