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Re: Newbie question about
Posted by Jim E on Sep 14, 2007
I have both, and they are about my favorite tools.
The bonsai saw has a thin kerf (blade thickness) and can cut curves, but it's slow, and a bigger saw is more appropriate for things like deck edges and sheer clamps. The custs are straight, smooth and fast.
If you have an electric jigsaw, you could use it for almost everything. A metal-cutting blade that can cut curves is best for the cockpit and hatch work.
If you have no other saws, get both. The little bonsai saw might lose its edge if you use it for everything, and the bigger saw is really versatile. You can use it when making clamps out of PVC pipe for instance. It will pay for itself right there!
In Response to: Newbie question about saw by Mark Schrimmer on Sep 14, 2007