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    Looking for advice

    Should I buy the Milwaukee 6190-20 or

    Should I buy the Dewalt DW872.

    Any opinions ,good stories,bad stories I'm all ears.

    Thanks fellas
    Last edited by SGS Welding; 11-05-2009, 04:40 PM.
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    Chop saw

    I used a Dewalt saw in the US ****** Islands. We put up a lot of thin steel framing for ceiling and overhead facads. Used the heck out of it and it kept on running.
    I own the Makita version and it has done well vutting some pretty hefty stuff. It is still on my weld truck and cuts stainless with the blade from makita that runs about 300 bucks.
    I haven't used the Milwaukee but own other Milwaukee tools. pretty good as well.
    I have heard really good things about the Evolution saw as well, but never used one.
    Look at the warranty and then look at what you have to pay for blades that fit the machine.
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    • #3
      I bought the Makita LC1230 about 3 years ago. Also bought an extra Makita blade. Blade is still in good shape and the spare blade has not been opened yet.



      I really like the Makita angle clamp. Milwaukee and Dewalt may be the same, I cannot say because the Makita is all I have ever used.
      Get what you like. It sure beats using one of those deflecting abrasive cut off discs. Never again will I use one of those things.
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      • #4
        I have the DeWalt...could not pass on the price, got it for under a $100 bucks at Sears on a slash and burn sale they had going on. Works fine for me. I don't use it much as I have lots of angle grinders, plasma cutter and a twin blade metal saw. Buy what you like...
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        • #5
          I own the RIGID...awesome saw...and guaranteed for life sir.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by tinman565 View Post
            I own the RIGID...awesome saw...and guaranteed for life sir.
            But isn't that an abrasive wheel saw? I think the original post was in regard to the carbide tooth blade saws designed for metal cutting. I remember Porter Cable used to make a "true" cold saw but have heard they discontinued it. Myself I'm leaning toward the Evolution saw. I can't find any made in the U.S.A. so if I have to buy an import I'd rather it come from one of the European countries than one of the Asian countries.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by piniongear View Post
              I bought the Makita LC1230 about 3 years ago. Also bought an extra Makita blade. Blade is still in good shape and the spare blade has not been opened yet.



              I really like the Makita angle clamp. Milwaukee and Dewalt may be the same, I cannot say because the Makita is all I have ever used.
              Get what you like. It sure beats using one of those deflecting abrasive cut off discs. Never again will I use one of those things.
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              How often do you need to get the blade sharpened?
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Frank Motoweld View Post
                How often do you need to get the blade sharpened?
                In the 3 plus years I have had this saw the blade has never been sharpened.

                Most likely it never will be either because I once cut a piece of 2-1/2 inch diameter CRS bar which removed 1/2 of each tooth. The tooth size on each tooth was reduces 50%.

                I thought I had killed the blade but as it turns out, the saw blade continued to cut angle, channel, and flat bar stock without a whimper. And this is what the blade is made for...... not for cutting off 2-1/2 dia CRS. That was an abuse I subjected it to.
                These baldes are said to be good for 5000 cuts and can be resharpened once. New teeth can also be brazed to the blade. The cost for the replacement blade is $100 last time I checked.
                Myself, I'd rather replace the blade than resharpen for that small cost.
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                • #9
                  I got the Milwaukee for $280 on ebay. I've been very happy with it. I'm still on my first $40 Freud Diablo blade, after hundreds of cuts.

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                  • #10
                    To buy or not to buy

                    Freud Diablo blades are over $140 at the best price i've found in Ottawa.I need to find a better place to buy one
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                    • #11
                      i have the 6190 and love it. I have 4 72 tooth blades and keep them in regular sharpening rotation. I can certainly can tell when the blade gets dull by listening to the sound the blade makes and the pressure needed to make a cut.

                      I believe others when they say that have not sharpened their blade in XYZ months, cuts or years but i use this saw everyday on critical cuts and you must resharpen on a regular basis to get ideal performance. period.

                      The saw cuts very square. I have 2x2 slivers from my tubing that are thin as credit cards all the way around, no deflection. no thick on one side and thin on the other. It really is nice to make a clean, square, exact cut and go straight to the table and weld. You find yourself really striving to make more exact and consistent scribe marks for perfect length and angle cutting.

                      The better my cutting and fitting is getting with this saw, the more i want to build my own base. The OEM clamp is ok, the base is ok. I use a small 45* angle finder to square the backstop in relation to the blade. I dont use the notches on the base as reference, they are not accurate. I'm probably going to have two bases laser cut from thick steel or stainless with a bolt pattern to mount the saw at 90 or 45 degrees. I'll buy an additional saw so i'll have one perfect 90* and one perfect 45* cutting station. Its a chearper and quicker cutting solution for my type of work compared to a large band saw.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Frank Motoweld View Post
                        Freud Diablo blades are over $140 at the best price i've found in Ottawa.I need to find a better place to buy one
                        Here you go.
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                        • #13
                          Thanks Jack,the only problem with that blade,i cant run it in my Dewalt.Max rpm is 1800,the Dewalt 3450rpm.
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                          • #14
                            A couple photos from this weekend. The trimming from a re-cut. thinner than a credit card. Installing a re-sharpened blade.
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                            • #15
                              Jimmy pop I bought one and used it on the weekend for the first time and I also cut some credit card slices they are amazing saws!Cant wait to try the frued blade.The milwaukee blade is pretty good but I feel like it is the saws weakest point.What would be the advantage of a blade with more teeth?
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