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  • #16
    Originally posted by budbuc View Post
    ...sounds like a good chop saw with a
    metal blade is my best application!
    ...
    Just a request for clarification since I've seen and heard "chop saw" used both for metal cutoff saws and for miter saws used for wood crosscuts. Which definition are you using? If you are talking about a woodworking miter saw, I echo Frank865's caution. Not to mention I wouldn't want to risk several hundred dollars worth of compound sliding miter saw by cutting iron with it.
    Last edited by TomVeatch; 12-31-2006, 12:25 AM. Reason: Typo
    Tom Veatch
    Wichita, KS

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    • #17
      This is what a Chop Saw looks like:

      http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=39755

      A Mitre Saw is for cutting wood and in the case of a picture frame shop, aluminum frames.

      Here is a Miter Saw:

      http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=91852

      If you use a miter Saw as a chop saw, it will loose it's quality adjustments and the compound angle will not be that accurate after some useage. The Chop Saw is meant to cut straight down. With the stage or vice being able to be moved on one plane.


      Jerry

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      • #18
        Hey Frank......

        Originally posted by Frank865 View Post
        No! A chop saw with a metal cutting blade is dangerous!!
        There's no way to hold the work being cut, & it'll spin the blade too fast.
        Do it if you want to, but I sure wouldn't do it!!
        You want to re-think that?
        Triggerman

        Ammonia refrigeration tech
        Trailblazer 302 (yes, it's new)
        Millermatic 180 w/Autoset
        CST-250
        HF-15 High frequency
        XR15 w/Push-Pull Gun
        Victor O/A, DeWalt, North mask


        "A professional knows what to do. A craftsman knows why."

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        • #19
          If I was cutting aluminum I'd use that wood saw in a heartbeat,,,,but I would use my brain as well. If you have a background using a saw of that style with wood then you'll have no problem but if you are a noobie that sets behind a desk all day and never took a day of shop in school then STOP!!!
          Get some training or yer gonna hurt yourself or worse yet somebody else!!
          Same goes for about any other power tool that will cut metal.
          Wear proper protection and THINK!!!

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          Miller Dynasty 700...OH YEA BABY!!
          MM 350P...PULSE SPRAYIN' MONSTER
          Miller Dynasty 280 with AC independent expansion card
          Miller Dynasty 200 DX "Blue Lightning"

          Miller Bobcat 225 NT (what I began my present Biz with!)
          Miller 30-A Spoolgun
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          Miller 225 Thunderbolt (my first machine bought new 1980)
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          • #20
            Morse Metal ***** Saw Blades

            Just ordered my MK Morse Metal devi.l blade for my Skil saw. They are on clearance @ Amazon.com for $38.58 with free shipping available!

            http://www.amazon.com/MK-Morse-CSM72...0?ie=UTF8&s=hi

            Will post back when I get it.

            Happy New Year!!!!!
            Last edited by triggerman; 01-01-2007, 09:28 PM.
            Triggerman

            Ammonia refrigeration tech
            Trailblazer 302 (yes, it's new)
            Millermatic 180 w/Autoset
            CST-250
            HF-15 High frequency
            XR15 w/Push-Pull Gun
            Victor O/A, DeWalt, North mask


            "A professional knows what to do. A craftsman knows why."

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            • #21
              Good...waiting to get your opinion....BTW do they sell do you reckon they sell suits of armore??!! (I couldn't help myself)

              www.facebook.com/outbackaluminumwelding
              Miller Dynasty 700...OH YEA BABY!!
              MM 350P...PULSE SPRAYIN' MONSTER
              Miller Dynasty 280 with AC independent expansion card
              Miller Dynasty 200 DX "Blue Lightning"

              Miller Bobcat 225 NT (what I began my present Biz with!)
              Miller 30-A Spoolgun
              Miller WC-115-A
              Miller Spectrum 300
              Miller 225 Thunderbolt (my first machine bought new 1980)
              Miller Digital Elite Titanium 9400

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              • #22
                Don't know...

                I use a standard wood cutting blade to saw insulated panels which are 4-6 inches of foam covered front and back with 26ga. tempered steel. The best thing I've found to cut it is my DeWalt cordless. It cuts a thinner kerf (smaller projectiles) and turns a little slower (lower velocity). It is still an exercise in pain if you're in the wrong spot when the chips are flying.
                Triggerman

                Ammonia refrigeration tech
                Trailblazer 302 (yes, it's new)
                Millermatic 180 w/Autoset
                CST-250
                HF-15 High frequency
                XR15 w/Push-Pull Gun
                Victor O/A, DeWalt, North mask


                "A professional knows what to do. A craftsman knows why."

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by aametalmaster View Post
                  Check out the blades here....Bob http://www.mkmorse.com/
                  Got there price list in the mail.....wow the 7 1/4 blade list for $81.88.....the band saw blades and such all seem about market price though.
                  Mike
                  George W. Bush was saving your butt whether you liked it or not!
                  Fear is temporary, regret is forever
                  HH210 with SG

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by triggerman View Post
                    Just ordered my MK Morse Metal devi.l blade for my Skil saw. They are on clearance @ Amazon.com for $38.58 with free shipping available!

                    http://www.amazon.com/MK-Morse-CSM72...0?ie=UTF8&s=hi

                    Will post back when I get it.

                    Happy New Year!!!!!
                    Thanks for the link....I just ordered mine for $28 and some change.....I'll let ya know how she does once I get it and put it to work.
                    Mike
                    George W. Bush was saving your butt whether you liked it or not!
                    Fear is temporary, regret is forever
                    HH210 with SG

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                    • #25
                      This thing is AWSOM....I love it......got it today and put it in my circular saw....picked up some 1 1/2x1 1/2 1/8 angle iron......ran thru it like it was a piece of paper....
                      Mike
                      George W. Bush was saving your butt whether you liked it or not!
                      Fear is temporary, regret is forever
                      HH210 with SG

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                      • #26
                        goin with fat fab on this one, we have milwaukee handheld bandsawys and they work gggrrreeeaaatttt
                        Yea, I am 7'2... No, I do not play basketball!

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