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Posted: 16 Nov. 2016,21:43 QUOTE

Hi guys,

Basically I often have to do a length journey as I haven't the exact right dimensions on a piece of timber. Like for example needing to make a 4x2 into a 35mm x 2 inch or something similar.

I'm in the market for a table saw or band saw as I will be buying a large trailer for doing such activities. I can't really figure out which is best.

I am leaning towards a bandsaw cos nearly all my work is first finish stuff and I have a planer to tidy cuts and there is the safety aspect. I'm quite confident in myself but there will be others using this machine and I'd like to keep the catastrophic ***k up factor down to a minimal.

Anyone have an opinion on this?
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Posted: 16 Nov. 2016,21:52 QUOTE

Why not get a chop saw that flips over into table saw

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Posted: 16 Nov. 2016,21:57 QUOTE

Quote (digerjones @ 16 Nov. 2016,20:52)
Why not get a chop saw that flips over into table saw

say what??

Never knew they could do that. I already have a good mitre saw though but will research.

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Posted: 16 Nov. 2016,22:00 QUOTE

Oh you mean a circular?

My circular wouldn't do the depth of cut that I require which is 4 inches. I doubt many circulars cut that deep. I did look into a bigger circular but I want cordless. That said if it's mainly for the trailer it could be corded I guess.
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Posted: 16 Nov. 2016,22:26 QUOTE

A good circular saw will cut 2'', turn timber over cut another 2''. You could also get a battery operated one.

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Posted: 16 Nov. 2016,22:33 QUOTE

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A good circular saw will cut 2'', turn timber over cut another 2''. You could also get a battery operated one.

OMG I'm such a retard..

I've got a good circular that does nearly 3 inches. It just hadn't occurred to me to do that... in all these year.. sheesh. Well done. I feel stupid lol
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Posted: 17 Nov. 2016,00:27 QUOTE

You couldn't see the wood for the trees.  Not sure about your trailer being as versatile as you think. In my mind, if you think your going to work in it, I doubt it. If you had a saw bench in it you wouldn't get the timber in it. Just buy a gazebo. With a enclosed trailer your restricted to how much garden waste you can get in it.with open trailer, pick up you can pile it as high as you want and then pull it down with rope and hitch knots or if amateur ratchet straps.

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Posted: 17 Nov. 2016,09:21 QUOTE

mainly for mitre saw and digger or easy moving of mixer, compactor etc and a place to sit at lunch time.
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Posted: 17 Nov. 2016,19:03 QUOTE

id say you could lose a finger just as easy on boath  types of saw  myself :p a band saw is great but sometimes not overly accurate on long cuts I find  but not sure what you mean about the trailer  do you want to use it in there because my workshop is 3m by 7 and if I want to  cut a long length  I have to move the saw to the middle or to by the door and work from outside if u see what I mean so I cant see you getting on to well in a trailer :)
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Posted: 17 Nov. 2016,21:06 QUOTE

No you bunch of plums. I mean have it at the back and have the timber lengths hang out of the rear of the trailer for chopping. It should work.

Even so, it's just damn useful for digger, dumper and also keeping my waste separate. Tired of having to unload tons of tools and bags of green waste and wood from the top of a pile of dirt to then get re weighed and put it all back on etc.
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Posted: 17 Nov. 2016,23:13 QUOTE

How come you have to empty everything to weigh some waste.
In my world, drive on weighbridge. Chuck crap off drive on weighbridge


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Posted: 18 Nov. 2016,09:55 QUOTE

you are combining two separate items here which in my opinion does not work

one is clean work cutting timber etc and the other is a digger or dumper covered in mud inside the same trailer

as already mentioned you need a heavy duty gazebo to keep the power tools dry and somewhere to sit if required, we sit in the van or on a wall or pack of block if its dry and that's never been a problem

I have looked at buying a similar trailer for all the hand and power tools but I would still have my plant trailer for moving the digger or dumper to and from site


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Posted: 18 Nov. 2016,21:46 QUOTE

What about using it in the meantime to move small plant around and stump grinder, mowers etc and later down the line get an 8 x 4 ft plant trailer and I'll still have it to move fence panels or the odd bulk bag or whatever whilst my truck is full of crap or tied up with moving crap about and also some tools and as an electric source from the truck if I get it hooked up for power?

I think it'll be a good advert also if I get it sign written as it'll be so damn noticeable....

There's just a million uses for it...
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Posted: 18 Nov. 2016,22:38 QUOTE

Suppose you have to think how many other outfits you see with a box trailer. There was one farther and son team round here that had one, they also had a plant trailer though.

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Posted: 19 Nov. 2016,09:07 QUOTE

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Suppose you have to think how many other outfits you see with a box trailer. There was one farther and son team round here that had one, they also had a plant trailer though.

That's the thing,, not many. That's why I'm questioning it.

In the U.S it's the done thing though. Most people tow one with a pick up..

Not sure why it's so different over here. Perhaps smaller roads etc.
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Posted: 19 Nov. 2016,09:30 QUOTE

It's like any shed or container, the stuff at the back gets forgotten about.
I have cabstar tipper and plant trailer it does me well. I've just ordered a new trailer,  had the last one 12 years.


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Posted: 19 Nov. 2016,20:38 QUOTE

Quote (digerjones @ 19 Nov. 2016,08:30)
It's like any shed or container, the stuff at the back gets forgotten about.
I have cabstar tipper and plant trailer it does me well. I've just ordered a new trailer,  had the last one 12 years.

Well, if I do it I'm going to have a left side personnel door fitted to access a shelving system of tools at the front of the van.
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