The Nobex Proman
Sometimes you don’t need a power cord……..
During my recent break from the Monday to Friday job I was able to get enough time to cross another project off my very long home renovation to do list.
When we moved in to our current abode we were faced with the problem of bugger all space in the pantry, so in the tried and true fashion of woodies everywhere I set to work one weekend and constructed a large addition to the existing pantry.
With six large sliding drawers and six fixed shelves and constructed from melamine coated MDF, the new unit was spacious, but with the MDF edges of the carcass and drawers visible it was butt ugly. My intention was to clad the exposed edges and drawer faces in solid timber but as with all good intentions they can sometimes get a bit delayed.
That was three years ago…….
Fast forward to 2012 and with free time on my hands and about 100 lineal meters of recycled Sydney Blue Gum floorboards to play with, I plunged headlong into the task at hand.
Once I’d made the drawer faces I ripped the trim to about 2mm larger all round then hand planed it to the required size.
I did a couple of test cuts with my Bosch mitre saw but as Sydney Blue Gum is fairly brittle and my saw blade was a bit coarse the end result was not brilliant. Rather than go out and spend $100+ on a new 80 tooth blade I turned to old faithful, my Nobex Proman mitre saw.
I bought this saw over 12 years ago when I was making a lot of bespoke picture frames, (that’s another story), and it’s never let me down. With a 32 tpi blade fitted it made short work of all the capping and trim for this project.
The Nobex is perfect or when you need to get up close and personal to the without risking life and limb, or as shown above you need only to trim a small amount off.
To watch a video of the Proman please click here.
If you’re interested and want to find out more information about where to get a Proman, please click here. http://www.justtools.com.au/prod4710.htm
Thats all for now guys,
As always, your comments and questions are appreciated