Rod Saw to Cut MOP Inlays?

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  1. Pattyflacker

    Pattyflacker Junior Member

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    Rod saws are for cutting tile.
    Could it be done or should i just face reality and cough up the cash to stew mac for a jewelers saw?
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    Could i use i fine coping saw blade?
    http://www.lowes.com/pd_20199-1255-2790_0_?productId=1057823&Ntt=rod%20saw&Ntk=i_products&Ns=p_product_price|1&pl=1&currentURL=/pl__0__s?newSearch=true$Ntt=rod%20saw$y=0$x=0#current-location
     
  2. Pattyflacker

    Pattyflacker Junior Member

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    By the way the coping saw has 20tpi and has . 01" wide blade
     
  3. w666

    w666 Senior Member

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    You can look for blades at many sources (I got mine at Sears), but I think you want at least 50 tpi.

    Here's what Stew Mac sells:

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    Also, there are more than just esoteric differences between a coping saw and a jeweler's saw....you'll get a better result with the right tools.

     

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