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Considering they are made from SK5 spring steel which has a good reputation they seem to be at a bargain price. The C saw! in particular deserves special attention.

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Harry, at the special price quoted, in your currency these must be worth a punt - even if “disposable “ . Hell they are even a bargain in our currency - problem is the delivery costs to the bottom of Africa.
I am intrigued by the moonshine kit listed on the same webpage - no more stills out in the woods. Suitable for apartment living.

Nothing is safe from Chinese copying. No wonder Trump is so mad about it. Having said that, I recently purchased a Chinese ratcheting clamp - I see they stock them as well. I have had a less than felicitous experience with Bessey clamps, and must confess that the knock-off is as good as, if not better than, the original.
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I recently obtained Japanese-style saw made for Lee VAlley in S. Korea. I am sure not in the same league as those professional grade saws, but very impressive at the price.
Since re-sharpening Japanese saws is a mission in itself, disposability is the necessary resort of the impecunious.
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I bought a few items from Banggood. For the most part, it’s of passable quality for a cheaper price than their US made counterparts. The shipping times are a pain though, and I had one order cancelled due to “shipping restrictions”. They promptly refunded it.


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For me the shipping is very high from Banggood. The same saws are available from Aliexpress with better overall cost (to Canada). There's more (mostly translated) reviews there too. The buyers are mostly impressed with them... Except for the guys who ordered the blade and didn't get a handle.

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The 65 HRC I think might be the hardness rating which is very hard. I have a Mastercraft which I think might actually be a Sharksaw like the large double edged one and I've been quite happy with it. Having both the fine and coarse teeth on one saw is very handy. I paid almost double that price for it.

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Dang Cannot ship to my area and I live in Texas. I guess because of the tariff stuff going on.
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I bought some aluminum T-slot miter tracks for my router table for my fence and bought the standard dual miter tracks too and both are alot cheaper and have pretty tight tolerances for the price.
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The 65 HRC I think might be the hardness rating which is very hard. I have a Mastercraft which I think might actually be a Sharksaw like the large double edged one and I've been quite happy with it. Having both the fine and coarse teeth on one saw is very handy. I paid almost double that price for it.
Hi, Charles.
You are right. HRC65 is the hardness Rockwell number at C scale and it is very high
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