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Mitre Saw Nut Cracker   (+8)  [vote for, against]
for kernel extraction

This miniature mitre saw makes a perfect centrepiece for any dining table. The circular blade is about two inches in diameter and can be manipulated via the top handle. The target nut is placed in the jaws of a tiny clamp, which can be rotated like a roasting spit.

Like its bigger counterpart, the Mitre Saw Nut Cracker has a blade guard and a laser guide. It also has a dust extraction system* which is powered, along with the main blade, by batteries concealed in the base.

The cut is thin enough to efficiently halve any nut, however, the intended application is repeatable extraction of undamaged, whole walnut kernels.

*Depending on the occasion, you may wish to 'accidentally' leave this turned off and shower whoever is sitting opposite you with walnut swarf.
-- mitxela, Nov 25 2015

mockup http://mitxela.com/...loads/WalnutSaw.jpg
To produce this illustration I commissioned the carving of a 9-inch walnut [mitxela, Nov 25 2015]

non-Precision_20Nut_20Cracker non precision version! (by contrast) [xenzag, Nov 25 2015]

I want to try sawing through a nut shell now with the saw blade cutting wheel on my Dremel
-- hippo, Nov 25 2015

Incidentally, traditional nutcrackers aren't very good at their job, well, you can crack the nut, but the point is to get at the nice bit inside, not create a situation where crazy- aunt-Jean's dog has a scary shard of shell embedded in his paw. No, get mole grips (UK)/curved jaw locking pliers (US) set the distance to "tasty bit diameter" and heave away, secure in the knowledge that the jaws will stop before destroying the interior.
-- bs0u0155, Nov 25 2015

//mole grips//

That, [bs], is one of the most brilliant ideas I have heard today.
-- MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 25 2015

This idea does not actually crack the nut. Therefore it should not be referred to as a nutcracker.
-- pocmloc, Nov 25 2015

-- pocmloc, Nov 25 2015

Semantics. +
-- blissmiss, Nov 25 2015

In the "Systematic Inventive Thought" method, the study of opening hazelnuts used to be part of the curriculum. It turns out that its done by pressurizing the container, and then releasing the pressure rapidly. The shells move outwards without damaging the nuts.
-- pashute, Nov 25 2015

[Max] I wouldn't say that it was BS, it actually sounded quite believable.

[pocm] The original invention was named the Miniature Mitre Saw Walnut De-shelling Kernel Extraction Apparatus, but our marketing department insisted we went for something "snappier".
-- mitxela, Nov 25 2015

[mitxela] I hope the mockup doesn't send anyone in hospital. The fences are way to straight
-- wjt, Nov 26 2015

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