Converting a wet tile saw to a hobby wood saw

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Old 04-04-19, 01:35 PM
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Converting a wet tile saw to a hobby wood saw

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I want to slice rods that are about 1.5cm into 1cm discs. So I was looking into hobby table saws, they are small and portable. They are also expensive. I was about to look into buying one off of AliExpress when I came across a saw in the thrift store. It's working, but I was so happy that I did not realize it was a wet tile saw
The saw I have is a MasterCraft 4.5" wet tile saw. It uses 4" diamond blades. runs at 6500RPM.
The saw on AliExpress uses up to 3" blade and is rated at 8000RPM.
Now, I cannot DIY a table with saw etc, what I need to know is:
Can I put a wood blade on this saw and not hurt or kill myself?
Can this saw safely cut wood?
Should I sell it and never look back?
Thank you for your help
 
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Old 04-04-19, 02:40 PM
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I certainly wouldn't recommend it, but you would just need a 7/8" arbor x 4 1/2" blade, like this.

https://www.amazon.com/KwikTool-BB45.../dp/B000O3IOEW

Read and follow the directions in the users manual for your saw before attempting this. If you don't have one, look it up. Fingers don't grow back.

I see it says on the side "use only a diamond tile blade with this tool".
 
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Old 04-04-19, 03:50 PM
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I want to slice rods that are about 1.5cm into 1cm discs.
Wood rods I assume. Look at Harbor Freight. They have a variety of cut-off saws just for your application. Not very expensive.

how about $34.99?

https://www.harborfreight.com/2-in-m...saw-62136.html
 
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Thank you everyone. I also asked my brother and he said better not put a wood blade in. If he's not on board with me then I wont go it alone lol.
I will look into the mini bench top cut off saw, I am in Canada so prices are more here and shipping. Will try to find one locally. If you know of any other tool that I can use let me know, I would be cutting many little discs so manual would be too much to do.
 
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Old 04-07-19, 06:12 AM
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I agree that a wet saw would not be good to use.
One thing besides safety is they do not have a collection section to collect sawdust.

I looked and the mini-saw in canada is around $100.00 CDN but Canadian Tire has a 10" wood mitre saw on sale for about the same price as a mini.
 
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