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Offline Nutz4sand

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Notchers Build or buy or?
« on: January 18, 2016, 07:35:42 AM »
I have a Pro tools Notcher. Its Ok but its an older version and about as simple as they get.

I do have a few parts to set up and use my small lathe as a notcher.  But its not possibly ideal. I have not had a chance to try it yet due to much of my stuff still being packed away in storage.

That said I have been eyeing a Baileigh TN-250

http://www.baileigh.com/tube-notcher-tn-250?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Bing_Shopping&utm_term={Keyword}

But I have also seen a few belt notchers and have been toying with the idea of starting to assemble the parts for a homemade sanding belt notcher.

One that would be easy to change the idler roller for different size notches and do different angles.

So any thoughts? Ideas? links to homemade belt notcher or maybe GOOOOOOD deals on one that could be bought?? 

Or any other good ways to notch VS a grinder?  Thanks Bill
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Re: Notchers Build or buy or?
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2016, 07:23:23 PM »
I absolutely do not like the belt notchers. Seems like a good idea but they leave a lot to be desired. I like the Baleigh one you linked. If I were to buy another notcher I would buy that one. 

I have this one currently.   http://www.trick-tools.com/JMR-TN1000-Hole-Saw-Tube-Notcher-New-Design_7152   Well the original model of it anyway.. The improvements make it a hard decision between it and the   Baliegh one for sure though.  The JMR one is very,very rigid. It is so rigid that if you miss an angle ,you can make a correction cut of less than a blade width. I wonder about the rigidity of the Baleigh  in comparision to the JMR.
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Re: Notchers Build or buy or?
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2016, 03:14:55 PM »
Anyone ever use an endmill notcher?

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Re: Notchers Build or buy or?
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2016, 05:42:58 PM »
Yes.
"There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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Re: Notchers Build or buy or?
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2016, 06:12:25 PM »
they better than hole saw notchers?

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Re: Notchers Build or buy or?
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2016, 06:54:38 PM »
Not in my opinion. The mills are pricey and much too easily damaged.
"There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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