Here’s Billy Mays (rest in peace) yelling about it
Cut many things in a row:
Break into a safe:
Or cut a car in half:
What’s in the Box?
1x Dualsaw CS 450
1x Set of tungsten-carbide all-purpose blades (installed on saw)
1x Front Grip
1x Blade Wrench
1x 10 Lubrication Sticks (helps when cutting soft metals such as aluminum or copper)
1x Bonus Guide Ruler Accessory to help make perfectly straight cuts
1x Set of additional tungsten-carbide-tipped steel blades (general purpose)
1x Set of diamond-coated steel blades (good for stone, tile, granite, brick, concrete etc. without a wet saw)
@wew If I had the smarts to diy this into a deli-style salami slicer, I’d be all over this. I’ve been tossing around the idea of making my own cold cuts–being healthier and also, mostly, saving buku bux.
Cant find it listed for sale anywhere, though. Good luck finding replacement blades in a year. Seems like you can only add it to a ‘wish list’ on the dualtools.com website, and they have a ‘pro’ line that looks no different (maybe warranty? Ha ha)
@djslack Made me pause and think. I still want it! I have a miter saw for the thicker stuff. My issue with the miter saw is it’s reach isn’t very far. Good for cutting 2x4s, trim, and not much else.
@djslackToolMonger has a discussion of this DualSaw from Nov., 2011! They point out that Craftsman, Rigid, Dremel, Harbor Freight and Canadian Tire all have a saw like this in their lineups.
November 8, 2011 at 5:10 am
All I can do is laugh when I read “I bought one”
We had a tool Rep come out to our job site and let 12 of us put this THING to a hands on,in the field test. After two hours,the REP said he was convinced that he would never be able to sell this item to any one with any real tool experience. There was not one demonstration that he tried, that couldn’t be completed better and faster with a simple 5″ Grinder.
I still laugh about it when I see one in the store, because that’s the only place you will ever see one.
Larry Watkinson says:
December 15, 2012 at 4:07 pm
Own one by Dual Saw- love it but like everything has limitations- depth of cut, blade life if abussed, cutting curves. Awesome to not have to change blade on wide range of plastics, metal and wood. No kick back- huge. Awesome on drywall framing, sheetmetal. I cut a lot of heavy guage aluminum- like butter. Should be in every handyman’s arsenal.
I’ve been doing the women’s workshops at Home Depot. I have a lot of tools and am actually fairly handy but they let me use a nail gun. A NAIL GUN! The instructor looked scared. This month’s a bookshelf planter!
@sammydog01 That’s been modified–the safety pawl that needs depressed has been welded down.
But don’t worry, plenty of people find unusual ways to hurt themselves with a nail gun. I once had a 3" brad hit a knot and take a 90 degree turn, arcing out and perfectly around my index finger that was holding the wood. I had to bend it out to free my finger. No injuries except for a sprained sphincter.
@sammydog01@Sapper One of the first times I used a nail gun was for toenailing near the edge of a sheet of plywood. I missed the stud behind it and the nail ripped through the ply and went ricocheting off somewhere.
@RiotDemon@sammydog01 Every vampire and bad-guy chase-scene movie I’ve seen tells me otherwise. You can use a nail gun like a DIY automatic machine gun, usually just in the nick of time, often on a high-rise construction site.
Wait, so are you saying that when the government collects a tarrif from some exporting company, they just pass that cost along to the importing US company? Which then passes their higher cost on to us, their consumers/customers, amirite? Who knew?
But, don’t they have all that corp tax cut money to absorb their higher costs?
And wouldn’t that extra tariff revenue offset those tax breaks for corporations and the rich/kleptocrats?
Disney will save 20 BILLION every year. I just dont see them buying that much steel. Do you?
@mike808 wow, that’s all over the place - 'not sure what Disney has to do with steel. And you’re the one tying tariffs to corporate taxes.
What I do know - corporations tend to focus on returning value to shareholders… or their leadership gets dumped - as it should be.
And those shareholders are typical Americans, not just “rich/kleptocrats”. If you have a pension, IRA, 401K, 403c, etc… there is a high likelihood you personally own the S&P 500 companies. Look at the list - it includes every single American company you might think of and a lot more.
What I don’t like is long time American companies moving overseas like they have been doing for the past 10-20 years. And moving their jobs overseas. And keeping their profits overseas. And they move away for two primary reasons: 1) US corporate income tax rates were just about the highest in the world. 2) An unfriendly regulatory climate.
Even better, it would be great for foreign companies to move the US and invest in the US to bring jobs here. Corporate income tax rates are one of those costs of doing business in a location.
I am far, far from “rich” but if I could wave a magic wand and eliminate all corporate income taxes, I would. Corporations don’t pay income taxes anyway - they simply collect them on behalf of the government from you and me in the form of the prices of their goods and services.
Corporate income taxes are amongst the worst form of funding a government because they are hidden taxes on citizens.
@RedOak if only corporations weren’t people, I wouldn’t expect them to pay income tax like all of the other people in the country. You can’t have it both ways. Either corporations are not people and get special tax treatment, or they’re people like everyone else, and pay taxes like everyone else, just as they enjoy exercising their other rights, when they claim equal participatory benefits of citizenry bestowed upon ‘the people’. Citizens United should be prohibited by law and corporate PACs outlawed if they want special taxation “freedoms”. Nobody is forcing them to sell their wares to the US citizenry or participate as “citizens”.
@mike808 wow, might be a lot of pent up anger there. Did I say anything about corporations being “people”?
If you don’t like something about “Citizens United” then campaign to change it.
I’m very practical about govt - less of it is better. More of it makes people smaller and less free.
Bigger and more distant (Powerful Federal with weak States vs a Republic of Powerful States with a very limited Federal) govt means it takes more resources to influence it.
So big corporations have more throw weight than little businesses. Big business loves big govt. Big business doesn’t mind heavy regulation because they can afford it and small upstarts that might compete with them cannot.
Why offer the everyday Dualsaw? They make one called the Destroyer according to their website. Anything called the destroyer has to be most excellent, anything called everyday is just Meh. Oh wait I just remembered where I was shopping. Nevermind
@gardenald And now you know why Billy Mays was the best pitchman ever. He’s been dead for almost a decade, so that is how old this tech is. And yet somehow, you still want to just shovel money at the guy.
I picked this up after watching an infomercial featuring a similar saw that doesn’t include dual blades, doesn’t cut 1" deep and costs 4 easy payments of $50 but if you call within the next 30 minutes you’ll only have to pay 3 easy payments of $50.
Upon googling, this summary didn’t inspire hope with things like “jerks unpredictably in both directions,” “When cutting metal, throws large, hot chips in two directions,” as well as “Possibly made by a company that got many BBB complaints under its previous name, Infusion Brands International.” though that may not be as condemning. http://kk.org/cooltools/ask/is-the-dual-saw-any-good/
This thing must be QUITE old, as Billy Mays has been dead for several years. If it was good, we would have heard about it before now, like OXYCLEAN started out a long time ago on infomercials, but is now a staple of the Laundry industry because it actually works…
I don’t quite get how 2 blades rubbing together does a better job at cutting anything than one blade that only has to cut through less material.
I think a plain old circular saw is better in just about every way than these.