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  • #16
    Well..

    Ruff cut stock> Baileigh cold saw.

    Precision cut stock> Baileigh & Jet wet band saws.

    Ruff cut sheet and flat stock> Victor & Smith O/A

    Precision cut sheet and flat stock> Techni i35 waterjet & Esab plasma.

    When I'm pissed> Ridgid chop saw.

    Ruff cut top sirloin> Kmart butter knife.

    Precision cut Prime Rib> J.A. Henckels.

    Ruff cut cheese> Taco Bell.

    Precision cut cheese> El Fiesta Monterey.

    That's about it, if I think of more I'll let you know..

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    • #17
      I have all cutting equipment mentioned on this thread and 99% of the time i'll use plasma. It's fast ,clean,smooth, no chips or metal/abrasive dust.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by KEENAVV View Post
        I have all cutting equipment mentioned on this thread and 99% of the time i'll use plasma. It's fast ,clean,smooth, no chips or metal/abrasive dust.
        I recently got my Hypertherm Plasma cutter and I am still experimenting with what to cut with it.

        How one one go about cutting square/rd hollow tubing? I currently use my chop saw or my cutoff disk on 1/2" and below. The biggest stuff I work with is 2" with a wall thickness of about .125 +/- .25.

        Thanks
        Don
        Scottsdale, AZ
        www.savagesun4x4.com

        MillerMatic 211 AS
        Hypertherm PowerMax30
        Bernard 300 Amp Q Gun
        Bernard 200 Amp Q Gun
        Milwaukee Band-saw/stand
        10 Angle Grinders 8, 4 1/2" -2, 7"
        DeWalt Chop Saw
        Craftsman Twin-Blade Saw
        12 Ton Shop Press
        Optrel Satellite Helmet
        Miller Elite Helmet
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        • #19
          Originally posted by SavageSunJeep View Post
          I recently got my Hypertherm Plasma cutter and I am still experimenting with what to cut with it.

          How one one go about cutting square/rd hollow tubing? I currently use my chop saw or my cutoff disk on 1/2" and below. The biggest stuff I work with is 2" with a wall thickness of about .125 +/- .25.

          Thanks
          Mark all sides with a speed square and clamp a piece of angle iron scrap for a guide. Be sure to keep the torch at 90 to the cut even when you go around the 90.
          Last edited by KEENAVV; 02-16-2008, 01:26 AM.

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          • #20
            What KEENAVV said, but chop saw or band saw probably quicker since you dont have to mark it all the way around.
            Scott
            HMW [Heavy Metal welding]

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            • #21
              Originally posted by KEENAVV View Post
              Mark all sides with a speed square and clamp a piece of scrap for a guide.
              Thanks on the marking all sides and cutting with my plasma.

              I mostly do Chop saw, but then I have to dress the cut. Yes I have to dress the cut on the plasma but that rarely takes more than a few passes with the wheel to clean it up.

              Now that I know its ok I will let the requirement of precision of fitment dictate the plasma/chop saw.

              Thanks all
              Don
              Scottsdale, AZ
              www.savagesun4x4.com

              MillerMatic 211 AS
              Hypertherm PowerMax30
              Bernard 300 Amp Q Gun
              Bernard 200 Amp Q Gun
              Milwaukee Band-saw/stand
              10 Angle Grinders 8, 4 1/2" -2, 7"
              DeWalt Chop Saw
              Craftsman Twin-Blade Saw
              12 Ton Shop Press
              Optrel Satellite Helmet
              Miller Elite Helmet
              sigpic

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              • #22
                Method of cutting metal

                Although applications vary I have over the past couple of years grown to love the metal cutting circular saw, I have found a lot of uses for it that I would have normally used other methods that take longer and require clean up afterwards. These saws are wonderful,I have two of them and wouldn't trade them for anything.
                Last edited by carweld; 02-18-2008, 08:41 PM.
                Trailblazer 302
                M/M 251 w/30-A spool
                M/M 135
                Milwaukee Metal Cutting Saws/2
                Victor Smoke Wrench
                Linde 300 Tigster
                All the necessary tools and equip a Miller Blue Ram 3500 Diesel can carry

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