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An Articulated Bandsaw

I'm currently building a wooden cabinet that looks like Pinkie Pie. It has a lot of curves and tight angles, so I looked at bandsaws a few months ago. They were all too expensive. I've made do with a jigsaw instead.

But none of the bandsaws at the hardware store looked like anything like this! Core77 has the rundown on this amazing power tool from MD Dario, an Italian company that specializes in bandsaws for wood and marble.

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It can cut through large blocks of wood and/or fingers from just about any angle you want. So it overcomes all of the space limitations of table-mounted bandsaws. It also has a template function so that you can trace the blade movement along a pre-existing model.

Looks like fun, but for those trying to save money: always remember there is a jig you could build to do what ever you need. The only problem, is before you know it, it will be 2015, and you'll still be making a jig to help you to make a jig to make the cabinet. On a more serious note though, some people have made their own bandsaws out of scrap wood to save money (although might be cheaper to fix a second hand used one), and using this as an inspiration, it would be well within reach to make something that performs at least some of its functions if one wanted to put time into making their own tools.
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