(206) 949-5683, Top Rated Plumber, Seattle
Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Dual saw

  1. #1
    DIY Member augusta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Augusta GA
    Posts
    97

    Default Dual saw

    I hired a new HVAC guy to do some work recently and was impressed with a cut he did to repair a cut line from the condensing unit into the outside wall of the home. I thought for sure he would use a skill saw or a sawsall and make a mess of it. When I inspected his work after he was done it was a really nice precision cut on a rather difficult surface with ridges. I had to call him back and ask him what he used. Was it a Dremel? No. He said it was a dual saw. I asked him where he got it and he said you can't buy it in stores, you have to buy it from a web site. I asked him to look it up and tell me the name. He said it was the Omni Dual Saw. Since this guy actually bought it, and has been using it on the job I asked him some questions. Is it AC powered? Yes. How long have you had it? A couple of years. Any problems with it? No, it does a fantastic job. So I went to the web site and bought one. It's on the way. Haven't used it yet, but was wondering if anyone of you guys actually have that saw.

    I looked and saw a mix of reviews (more than half were bad, while some were good). Most reviews I read looked like they are advertising for Omni, and the bad reviews seemed to be complete morons trying to use this thing to cut 3/4" USB to do a roof. I mean, it's a pretty tiny motor, no matter what they advertise, I think a little common sense would dictate that you would use this on smaller repair jobs, not big renovation projects.

    I'd like to think my HVAC guy's review weighs in pretty heavily. I'll try it out and post back. I see Sears has their version of a dual saw as well. I kind of regret buying the Omni when I could have gone to Sears to get basically the same thing (at first glance). Anyone else use this thing?

    Omni Dual Saw
    Name:  omnidualsaw.jpg
Views: 2042
Size:  50.4 KB

    Sears Dual Saw
    Name:  searsdualsaw.jpg
Views: 1138
Size:  19.7 KB

  2. #2
    Plumber jimbo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    San Diego
    Posts
    9,001

    Default

    I don't have one yet ( probably will ) , so I can't comment on the quality of the two items. That is always a concern with "as seen on TV" items. When this first came on the scene via Billy Mays ( RIP ) I sized it up as another ginsu knife. But I said the same thing about the vibrating multi=tools, which most tradesment wouldn't be without these days.

    The one thing I question about the dual saw is the one-blade-cuts-all. I would think that if this was to be an every day tool, you would want maybe a finer tooth blade for sheet metal, coarser tooth for plywood, etc. BUT, maybe the whole point of the dual blade is that such differentiation is un-necessary.

    Please give your tool a workout when you get it ....and report back!!!!!

  3. #3
    DIY Senior Member dlarrivee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    1,172

    Default

    So are you guys running into situations where you cannot make a cut and need a "do it all" saw? Or do we all have the tools we need to do our jobs already...?

  4. #4
    DIY Member augusta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Augusta GA
    Posts
    97

    Default

    jimbo

    I don't have one yet ( probably will ) , so I can't comment on the quality of the two items. That is always a concern with "as seen on TV" items. When this first came on the scene via Billy Mays ( RIP ) I sized it up as another ginsu knife. But I said the same thing about the vibrating multi=tools, which most tradesment wouldn't be without these days.

    The one thing I question about the dual saw is the one-blade-cuts-all. I would think that if this was to be an every day tool, you would want maybe a finer tooth blade for sheet metal, coarser tooth for plywood, etc. BUT, maybe the whole point of the dual blade is that such differentiation is un-necessary.

    Please give your tool a workout when you get it ....and report back!!!!!
    Will do. I thought the same thing when I saw it on TV. Didn't give it the time of day. You wouldn't use that same blade for all cuts - I ordered the diamond blades in addition to the blades that come with it. Won't know anything about the Craftsman though. Was hoping someone else here had that one.

    I've got a Makita grinder with a diamond blade - works awesome for most things, but I'd never get it in a tight area because of that fixed blade guard, not to mention it will kick on you in a second, making it a bad choice for precision cutting.

    dlarrivee

    So are you guys running into situations where you cannot make a cut and need a "do it all" saw? Or do we all have the tools we need to do our jobs already...?
    Neither. I was impressed with how this thing handled a tight area without "over cutting" onto some adjacent wood. When you are in a tight spot, such as rotted brick molding at the bottom of an exterior door frame, you need something that can cut with precision. I saw the dual saw do just that. I need something that cuts in tight areas like that.

    Probably a legit demo for Omni dual saw:


    Probably a legit demo for Sears Craftsman dual saw:
    Last edited by augusta; 11-14-2010 at 06:05 PM.

  5. #5
    DIY Senior Member dlarrivee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    1,172

    Default

    Are you and the other people promoting this getting a discount or something?

  6. #6
    DIY Member augusta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Augusta GA
    Posts
    97

    Default

    How am I promoting it? I don't even have it yet. Besides, I already said that I regret not getting the Sears version. Didn't see it until after I ordered the Omni. I'd like a discount though. Are you offering one?

  7. #7
    One who lurks Basement_Lurker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Victoria, BC
    Posts
    668

    Default

    Wow, people on this forum are grouchy! The guy is just sharing his enthusiasm over a new tool. Some guy posted info on another shower drain installation tool the other day that he was excited about. I already have 5, and I will probably order the one the guy posted about because it would be handy to have in a tricky situation.
    Last edited by Basement_Lurker; 11-14-2010 at 07:29 PM.
    Broken promises don't upset me. I just think, why did they believe me? -Jack Handy


    www.blackbirdkitchenandbath.com

  8. #8
    DIY Member augusta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Augusta GA
    Posts
    97

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Basement_Lurker View Post
    Wow, people on this forum are grouchy! The guy is just sharing his enthusiasm over a new tool. Some guy posted info on another shower drain installation tool the other day that he was excited about. I already have 5, and I will probably order the one the guy posted about because it would be handy to have in a tricky situation.
    Tell me about it. Off topic: Speaking of which, do any of those tub drain tools work when the cross in the drain is broken? I've had at least 2 drains where the cross was broken and couldn't get them out. I have a couple of these but they don't help in that situation:

    Name:  tubdraintool.jpg
Views: 945
Size:  7.2 KB

  9. #9
    Plumber jimbo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    San Diego
    Posts
    9,001

    Default

    augusta: you need this one: http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/Internal-Wrench

  10. #10
    DIY Member augusta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Augusta GA
    Posts
    97

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    Just bought it. Thanks. Will add it to my plumbing tool box. But man, that thing ain't cheap.

    Item Sku Qty Subtotal
    RIDGID 4 1/2" 31405 Internal Wrench, 1 to 2" Pipe Capacity 31405 1 $60.49
    Subtotal $60.49
    Shipping & Handling $0.00
    Grand Total $60.49

    Name:  Internal_Wrench_3C.jpg
Views: 1025
Size:  25.1 KB

    Will post back when the Omni Dual Saw is delivered to my home. Thanks!
    Last edited by augusta; 11-16-2010 at 05:37 AM.

  11. #11
    DIY Member augusta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Augusta GA
    Posts
    97

    Default

    Got the Omni dual saw in the mail the day before yesterday...wish I had 5 seconds of spare time to even mess with it. Was using my dewalt 18v sawsall to open a wall today...so didn't really need the Omni. Came with a carrying case, a tool to change the blade, some wax sticks, and diamond blades (I ordered them as an addition). The saw is pretty heavy...way heavier than my Makita grinder...will let you know how it goes when I find a tight spot to cut in.

    Name:  dualsawnew.jpg
Views: 877
Size:  58.7 KB

Similar Threads

  1. Dual sensor Dual head motion light?
    By sandyman720 in forum Electrical Forum discussion & Blog
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 12-27-2012, 12:15 PM
  2. Replies: 26
    Last Post: 04-16-2011, 07:32 AM
  3. Quick Review: Am. Std. Dual Flush and Rona Dual zfl.
    By snuffbox in forum Toilet Forum discussions
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 02-28-2011, 04:15 PM
  4. who makes dual flush with dual button?
    By fisherlb in forum Toilet Forum discussions
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-29-2009, 05:18 AM
  5. Dual Flushers
    By bbail in forum Toilet Forum discussions
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-11-2007, 06:55 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •