The Handsaw is a RedPower2 tool which can be used to cut solid blocks into Micro Blocks. These components can then be used to decorate or build certain things. Two or more components can be put back together to reform into a previous block or a new one. The type of component crafted depends on the handsaw position in the crafting table.
Tool Type Uses
The Iron Handsaw may cut only the following types of blocks:
- Wooden Planks
- Soul Sand
The Gem Handsaws may cut the above blocks, plus the following:
- Moss Stone
- Polished Stone
- Lapis Lazuli
- Stone Brick
- Nether Brick
- Marble Brick
- Basalt Cobblestone
- Basalt Brick
The Diamond Handsaw may cut the above blocks, plus the following:
- Diamond Block
- Ruby Block
- Sapphire Block
- Emerald Block
The Diamond Handsaw can be used 1282 times before breaking.
These can be combined horizontally in any way to make a block of any eighth thickness.
There are hollow versions of slabs, panels, covers,etc. To make them, cut your desired block into cover blocks (or whatever thickness you prefer) and arrange the microblocks in a chest format. To put wires through a hollow block hold down ctrl and f while placing the wire through it. (This seems to work only with redpower wires; unconfirmed). The Hollow Blocks also can have jacketed wires and pneumatic tubes go through their center.
Currently, in version 3.1.3, hollow blocks appear to be broken and unable to be made.
Two same-sized strips placed horizontally can be glued back together to make the corresponding block.
Two Corner pieces stacked vertically can be glued back together to make the corresponding Strip.