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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 09-04-2016, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
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Any reviews on the DIY Smart Saw? Pros? Cons?

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A thread was posted a few days ago regarding this "Smart Saw". It was meet with justifiable skepticism. The saw's website is ad based. Absolutely no pictures of the actual saw could be found. Quite a lot of unsupported claims and you end up having to take their word for it, spend 30 bucks and hope for the best. Absolutely nothing in the way of projected costs to build, expectations of the unit once built or any clue as to what you end up with after spending 30 bucks.

Think I'll just save the 30 bucks and take the grandkids to Dairy Queen

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still say it reeks of Ted or ilk...
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still say it reeks of Ted or ilk...
+1, Stick. I think you nailed it.
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I tried via Google to investigate but all I found were so called "reviews" all sounding basically the same. If there were examples of paying the $29 and this is the outcome I could not find them. This leads me to view this as an internet "campaign". In a year or sooner it should all shake out as such.

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Default The reviews are hilarious!

What is really funny, is if you go a page or so down in the fake reviews, and attempt to read them, they are just generated crap, that have all of the key phrases from the original ad, but all kinds of garbage in between.

I agree that this appears to be a scam!
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Alex uses this mailbox as an example (DIY Mailbox - Album on Imgur) although it seems to have been built by someone else. I suspect that had Alex really made this mailbox and really had a magic cnc wood carving machine, he would have used the machine to "flush" the numbers into the wood for a very cool appearance. What further evidence is required?! Sadly, the machine is a great idea and technically -- for hobby grade accuracy -- well within reality. It's just too bad someone hasn't taken the time to do one for real.
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TwoSkies57, can I go too? I'm a big fan of the Five Buck Lunch special. You can upgrade the sundae to a mini Blizzard for a buck.
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Default The SmartSaw video is a SCAM!!!!

The smart saw video is just a scam. He shows himself building one but never shows it running or actually making anything.
I am sure all the pictures in the video are things he has never made and are definitely not made with the "Smart Saw".
One picture shows what looks like lamps that are definitely make with a Laser Cutter.
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How is the saw controlled? The video said that you connect "it" to an internet connected computer using a USB connector. There has to be at least 3 reversible, variable speed drives plus the router. You need controllers for each of the drives. How do you calibrate the drives controllers? If the saw can be controlled by a single USB cable then the saw must include a controller that can be controlled by a program on the computer. The instructions needed to create your project (birdhouse or bookends, etc.) will have to be created by the DIYer (YOU) or downloaded from the internet for a price. If you want a custom design and can't generate the instructions yourself, you will have to pay someone (like Alex at to do it.
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