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Omni-2 Plus Wire Saw

Omni-2 Plus Wire Saw

Item# 84150
9 of 10 found the following review helpful:
Works, with issues, November 18, 2009 3 stars
The saw definitely cuts glass and allows flexible curves and deep inside cuts as well. I have also used it to cut came and that sort of works.
Very loud. But worse than that is the design of the chuck and its placement. Plus the blade falls out at least once during every session of use (i.e., 4 or more cuts) Considering that the blade is always falling out and needs to be put back in, you'd think they would make the chuck more accessible. I have small hands/fingers and I can barely fit my fingers behind the metal vertical bars to press the back of the chuck nut to turn it. The little tool that came with the unit is absolutely useless since it does not fit between the bars, allowing you to turn the nut. Bad design. I pretty much leave the front cover off, since I am in there fooling with it so often. BTW: what makes the blade fall off is that the tip gets stuck in the lower guide, which is getting clogged with glass bits. They need a way to protect that area from water/debris.
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I still like the idea of the wire saw and it Gryphon could make these improvements they would really have something.
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joined:Jun 12, 2009
location:Wilmington, DE US
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