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  1. #21
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    Well, that carbide toothed blade is rated at 4400 rpm, so I guess it should workon a 3800 rpm machine, just make sure to wear full face protection for awhile, I would use a weld hood with clear lens...Paul
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    The bullet blade will work just fine in a reg. chop saw...they are back ordered until next week. I have the 7 1/4 in my circular saw now and have cut 1/2" strips with it ....the Morse metal d evil worked OK but for the price I could have gotten 4 of the bullet ind. ones. I have also used the flap disk and like them over the other cheap ones I have used.
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    Called Bullet today and the blades are made in Hong Kong and they are designed for the full RPM of most abrasive chop saws ~4000 rpms. I guess for $40 I will give it a try. It has to be better than the abrasive wheels. I am primarily cutting 16 gauge exhaust tubing and DOM and CrMoly
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    I bought a 14" Steel Max (www.steelmax.com) last weekend and TOTALLY love it! got sick of my RIDGED abrasive saw cutting pipe crooked, no matter if I went slower or not. However, price for the abrasive: $200. Metal Carbide was $500 with and extra blade. Abrasive: 3800rpm (as posted earlier, and the steelmax is 'bout 1/2 that speed). Didn't get a bandsaw, 'cause I don't have the floor space in my storeroom. Will get one when I do.
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    chop saw i have better more true cuts with a chop saw then a band saw just remember to if u r using metal tht is longer then chop saw base to have ur hand on it

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    The chop saw I have with abrasive blade wanders sometimes. The horizontal band saw does better for me. its stationary not a porta-band. I have one of those too and it works good on strange angles but doesnt always cut perfectly straight either. I may try one of those blades they look like they do good and would cut straighter.
    Scott
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    Default wandering blades

    Quote Originally Posted by HMW View Post
    The chop saw I have with abrasive blade wanders sometimes. The horizontal band saw does better for me. its stationary not a porta-band. I have one of those too and it works good on strange angles but doesnt always cut perfectly straight either. I may try one of those blades they look like they do good and would cut straighter.
    u wont have blade wander unless u bog the blade down into the metal if u do it slow and steady then u will b fine and make sure ur metal is fastened down correctly.
    Dwayne

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    I've used chop saws for probably 20+ yrs and had different brands. Mine is not so bad real slow in flat bar. But sometimes in angle or definately pipe it will go off, especially with a new blade, on the other hand the old stationary bandsaw makes a great cut. But I love the chop saw if i need something quick. still might try that blade
    Scott
    HMW [Heavy Metal welding]

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    Default What kind of bandsaw?

    To take a slightly different direction in this discussion, does anyone have experience using a standard bandsaw (i.e., wood cutting type) for cutting metal? I used on in a welding class and found it very useful for more intricate cuts. The blade speed needs to be much slower than for wood, of course. Otherwise, any thoughts?

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    Yes we turned a wood cutting one into a metal cutting. It had 3 speeds and we put it at its slowest. Put on a metal cutting blade and does a good job on small pieces like 10 ga thick. Some good bandsaws may even have more speeds
    Scott
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