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Had a 10% voucher through the post from Screwfix. Just ordered one of these for 90 quid.

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I thought I would add to this thread now that I have a diamond blade for this machine.

As well as cutting masonry it will also cut reinforced concrete such as pre-stressed concrete lintels and also concrete fence posts.


I have to say that I use these machines all the time now when I am making things with wood or metal :wink:

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Great video as always :thumbright:

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will definitely pick one of them up in the new year when i get the workshop sorted out what dust extraction do you use for it?


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I just use a Wickes wet and dry vacuum as it was recommended to me by Razor for general use http://www.wickes.co.uk/Wickes-Wet+Dry- ... r/p/215735

But I upgraded the filter (I am working on a Omni cyclone at the minute) http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wickes-Canist ... XQVERS8mxY

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cheers chez and razor(for showing chez) will pick one of them up as well when i get the saw as seams to handle the dust well :thumbleft:



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This is the video of it cutting reinforced concrete (The first part of the video is using the Rage 2 with a diamond blade)


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How well does the diamond hold up on the steel parts? High speed diamond and steel can be a bad combo.


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How well does the diamond hold up on the steel parts? High speed diamond and steel can be a bad combo.


Fine, there was no visible damage to either of the two blades.

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I know that the maximum recommended cutting thickness of steel using the Rage 3 S is 6mm, but sometimes you just have to see what it will cut!



Instead of using the Wickes vacuum, I attached a metal ash cleaner/vacuum to the machine to take away some of the swarf.

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hats off cant fault that performance at all :lol: :huray:

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Just a quickie, but is the sliding mechanism on yours rougher than I feel after a night on the town?

I got a Rage3 from them on their ebay store. £73 for a 10" sliding compound seemed enough to take a chance. Its wonky all to hell and I need to set it up properly, but first off the sliding mechanism seems quite rough. Not having used another I don't know if its normal, but it doesn't seem like it.


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The sliding action on mine is very smooth. Maybe a clean and a bit of lube is needed?


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Just a quickie, but is the sliding mechanism on yours rougher than I feel after a night on the town?

I got a Rage3 from them on their ebay store. £73 for a 10" sliding compound seemed enough to take a chance. Its wonky all to hell and I need to set it up properly, but first off the sliding mechanism seems quite rough. Not having used another I don't know if its normal, but it doesn't seem like it.


As Paul says. A good clean might fix it, although there is s possibility that the linear bearings are damaged. The slide action should be very smooth.

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Thanks guys, I'll have a look and sort it out now that I know for sure that its not right.


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