# Dremel saw to cut balsa wood??

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#### Micromeister

##### Micro Craftman/ClusterNut
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Rocketman:
Balsa is so soft a good hobby knife and a metal straight edge is all that's required for cutting out fins.
I'm very pleased wiht my Dremel saw blades for plywood, hardwoods even brass and copper, but they are a bear to control. I'd suggest one of the small table saws if your not comfortable cutting balsa fins with a knife. they get a much better finished cut and WAY better control. also much more expensive

#### sandman

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I ran into a slight hassle cutting the fins for my Little Joe II project.

They are 1/4" by 2" balsa trailing edge from Balsa USA. Pretty thick stuff to cut.

#### mkmilion

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I've been looking all over for one of those! Where did you get it?

#### Zippy

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I got it at http://www.harborfreight.com/ . The \$75 one is the one I really wish I had bought instead but this one has done pretty much everything I've asked so far. One day I'll have to build an adjustable rip fence for it as thats what it really needs, the little widget it has with it is virtually useless.