No matter what happens in the workshop, nor what tools I have added over the years, I was out this afternoon doing a job, and realised the only tools I was using were Triton. One being the Multistand, which gets used all the time – infeed, outfeed, work support etc.
The other, a tool I was really confused about when it first came out, and at the time it concerned me about the direction Triton were heading. But nevertheless, the Triton Steel Cutter is one of those tools that you are always really pleased having for each and every job you use it on.
Today I started working on a cat run/shade area for the side of the house (might even look at what it’d take to produce a bit of a fernery , but conditions are probably not good enough), and using powder-coated fence steel to do it. Having a dedicated steel cutter is making it really easy. It may look like a dropsaw, but it isn’t a matter of putting a steel cutting blade on a standard dropsaw. The steel cutter is geared down to ensure the blade is running at the right speed.
I made a video about it aways back – Episode 43.
Pretty sure these are not available anywhere retail, but you can still get them occasionally on eBay. Sometimes new. (There are 2 new ones on eBay at the moment for about $150. They were originally about $400). That’s if you are interested in one of course! In the new workshop, I am actually hoping to have a corner where I can finally have it set up, rather than having to drag it out each time I want to use it. Along with a few other metal working tools (not that I have an abundance of those). Good for jig-making for one! We shall see.