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  • #16
    We have a 440 3 phase 7hp chopsaw. It is very dynamic. And very old. I think Tim worked there once and repowered it. Takes a 16 inch diameter wheel and turns steel to dust. I have not seen one like it. Used it to cut grouser bars for a D6 once. 42 pads per side, two sides, each pad takes 2 10 in pieces and a 3 in piece. It ate them all at four bars per cut. Needless to say... eye, hearing and probably body protection recommended.

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    • #17
      Steve - That sounds like the big chop machine I mentioned my Neighborhood welder guy having - very strong, very big, very old!

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      • #18
        Broccoli1 for some reason i always pictured you a little taller than that.
        thanks for the help
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        hope i helped
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        • #19
          I think the question everyone should be asking is, why don't the drycut saws have bases like a wood miter saw? I have the Milwaukee dry cut and getting good angles is a PITA! If it had a base like my wood saw, it would be a breeze.
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          • #20
            I have a cheap HF abrasive chop saw. I use the thickest blade I can get, but it still flexes even if I go slow at a 45 degree angle. I haven't found an abrasive saw that has good marks that line up well for cutting angles. When i get the extra cash I'm just going to buy a good dry cut chop saw. Here are some of the choices I thought would be great. Which one would you get?

            http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA:IT&ih=017
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            http://cgi.ebay.com/MILWAUKEE-NEW-14...742.m153.l1262


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            • #21
              Hi,

              I've owned several abrasive chop saws and several multi cutter saws(similiar to chop but with a carbide blade) None are great at angles. I also use the wood template method to setup angles.

              I would highly recomend a multi-cutter over an abrasive. much cleaner. The multi cutter blades are expensive but $/cut less then abrasive in my experience. The multi cutter defineatly produce a cleaner cut. If done properly very little spark and heat affected zone.

              I always wondered how these tool giants can make a totally awesome (wood) miter saw with a very accurate aluminum base but make a total piece of junk chop/multicutter saw with a flexing stamped steel base. It really wouldn't take much to put the metal cutting motor & guard on top of a nice miter base.

              Now I have a Dake cold saw. awesome!

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              • #22
                Here is a 10" miter saw mad for metal. To bad it isn't a 14"

                http://cgi.ebay.com/EVOLUTION-RAGE-3...QQcmdZViewItem
                Miller Dynasty 200DX SOLD
                WeldTec Water Cooler SOLD
                Miller Millermatic 180 w/ Spoolmate 100
                20Ton press
                And lots of Cut-off and grinding wheels
                www.IAGPERFORMANCE.com

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                • #23
                  I just bought my first chop saw. I saw a 14" Milwaukee on HFT for $200, then Googled it and found the same model at Amazon for $139 with free shipping. Mine arrived today. It has a 15A motor, a cast iron base and a 5-yr warranty...I'm impressed!

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                  • #24
                    I know everyone says not to use an abrasive blade on a wood chop saw, but could you use a carbide blade on a wood saw if you took it easy and slow, not to overheat the motor? The descriptions for the carbide blade says clean and spark free...

                    Originally posted by StillBoostin View Post
                    Here is a 10" miter saw mad for metal. To bad it isn't a 14"

                    http://cgi.ebay.com/EVOLUTION-RAGE-3...QQcmdZViewItem
                    This one basically looks like a wood saw with a carbide blade...

                    Originally posted by Kludge View Post
                    I just bought my first chop saw. I saw a 14" Milwaukee on HFT for $200, then Googled it and found the same model at Amazon for $139 with free shipping. Mine arrived today. It has a 15A motor, a cast iron base and a 5-yr warranty...I'm impressed!
                    Do you have a link or model number???

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Mustangous View Post
                      I know everyone says not to use an abrasive blade on a wood chop saw, but could you use a carbide blade on a wood saw if you took it easy and slow, not to overheat the motor? The descriptions for the carbide blade says clean and spark free...
                      The main problem is that a a wood miter saw spins at about 3500 rpm and a carbide saw (for steel) spins at 1500 rpm. You will kill the blade, burn out the saw and probably get hurt in the process.
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                      • #26
                        Hard to beat the old 4X6 band saw. no sparks, less moise and they are way more acurate. They are slower.
                        Dennis


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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Tailshaft56 View Post
                          Hard to beat the old 4X6 band saw. no sparks, less moise and they are way more acurate. They are slower.
                          For accurate shop work they can't be beat. But kind of bulky to take out to a construction site. Portability the only reason I bought a fiber blade chopsaw.

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