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I have the Weston arrow saw, 8000 rpm. It is a very good 'low end' saw not meant for 'production' cutting. The 5000 rpm motors have sleeves/bushings instead of bearings, they wear out faster. It is money well spent to get the 8000 rpm saw. The dust collector is nice if you have a vacuum to attach to it, but I don't find it necessary for cutting only a few dozen shafts a year. If I were in production business, I'd definitely have a dust collection system instead of just a mask from the local hardware store. The cut rate isn't so much to do with the saw speed as with the disk grit. Slower speed, rougher grit, good for aluminum, not good for carbon ... higher speed, finer grit, smoother cut, go slow and steady for both metal and carbon. Slow speed saws generally have thicker blades. Check out Easton Arrow Tuning and Maintenance Guide, starting on page 17, it gives details on arrow cutting.
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