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Old April 22nd, 2012, 07:01 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Tool of the day

Every once in a while I get to go to Sears and buy a bunch of tools, I needed a chop saw to cut steel once in a while, I have been doing it with my 4-1/2" wheel grinder with a 1/16" "razor blade" it is not as bad as a hack saw, which I have three of. But for the job today

14" compound fiber blade chop saw, is the tool of the day.
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Old April 22nd, 2012, 07:13 PM   #2
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And it will get the job done! faster then a hack too I bet.
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Which brand did you get and if you would update with a review. I have been looking into getting one. The Metabo is great for a portable job, not so great for a straight cut some times.
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Old April 22nd, 2012, 10:18 PM   #4
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Tool of the day... Isn't that Stevo everyday?
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Every once in a while I get to go to Sears and buy a bunch of tools, I needed a chop saw to cut steel once in a while, I have been doing it with my 4-1/2" wheel grinder with a 1/16" "razor blade" it is not as bad as a hack saw, which I have three of. But for the job today

14" compound fiber blade chop saw, is the tool of the day.
I have a Rigid. Love it, especially after cutting for a while with the 4.5" angle.
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 07:00 AM   #6
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I've built a lot of stuff with a chop saw. They're messy but they cut pretty quick.
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 07:39 AM   #7
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chop saw blades wear out too quick...sawzall if where its at
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 08:00 AM   #8
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chop saw blades wear out too quick...sawzall if where its at
Right, sawsall blades never wear out.
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I love my bandsaw. I have three of them and a chop saw that I do not use now.
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My chop saw got a lot of use, until I got my band saw, it rarely gets touched now. Just being able to setup the cut then walk away, on big cuts, is nice. My sawzall still gets used but I much prefer the portaband if it fits where I'm cutting.
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I love my bandsaw. I have three of them and a chop saw that I do not use now.
X2, I love my horizontal bandsaw, nice straight cuts and very little mess.
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I did it right, bought a horizontal cutoff saw first.

I make blades from the leftovers that are too short for the shop saw, but long enough for mine
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my horizontal band saw gets used a lot! Never have used a chop saw lol
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10" woodward fab cold saw is ware it's at...
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Right, sawsall blades never wear out.
I guess you missed it
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I must have......I guess I'm the tool of the day.
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Old April 26th, 2012, 09:38 PM   #17
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Which brand did you get and if you would update with a review. I have been looking into getting one. The Metabo is great for a portable job, not so great for a straight cut some times.
Craftsman,

I go back and forth between Dewalt and Craftsman, I have some Craftsman Hand tools that wont die. Stuff I have had using regularly for 20 years so I thought this would be a great saw, I have not had it long enough to know how long it will last, but so far I really like it. I thought the laser guide was silly untill I lined it up and turned it on, Kinda neet.
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porta band for sure
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