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    Default New Toy

    I had to cut about 300 feet of expanded metal and was not looking forward to using my plasma cutter. I've seen these saws for sale but they seemed pricey and I was skeptical that it would do well. My LWS suggested trying this saw out and I'm glad I did. This is a great tool. I picked it up for $400 and it was money well spent. Adam

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    Everyone who has one loves them.

    I don't know how I got by without my milwaukee.
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    Troutman,

    Did you buy the Milsquawky "dedicated" cold cut, or just put a carbide blade in your go-roundy saw?

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    I got the milwaukee 8" dry cut. It was $289 a couple years ago.

    The thickest I've cut is 1" and it goes a little slow on that, but anything under 5/8" is like cutting plywood.
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    I have been skeptical of these since I first saw one four years ago. What a nasty mess it could be if it fed back...? Or maybe I'm just being too paranoid?
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    I was worried about kickback also. The blade cuts in a fwd/up motion and it never jumped once. Definitely don't want to try it single-handed though. It's heavier than a regular saw. It also collects a lot of shavings in a removable side compt. Adam
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    We use to use a Skill worm drive saw and carbide pirana blade like 27 teeth or something a can of WD 40 some hearing protection and cut aluminum plate with it like 1 1/2" plate.
    Don't under estimate the power of a good saw and a properly designed blade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kcstott View Post
    We use to use a Skill worm drive saw and carbide pirana blade like 27 teeth or something a can of WD 40 some hearing protection and cut aluminum plate with it like 1 1/2" plate.
    Don't under estimate the power of a good saw and a properly designed blade.
    Kerry
    It's tuff to kill a good worm drive. Thats for sure!

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    how much are the blades and can they be sent off to re-sharpen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fabricator View Post
    how much are the blades and can they be sent off to re-sharpen?
    My blades are around 40 or 50 bucks, can't remember exactly. I had Lenox and now I have the Morse Metal Devil and all three have warning not to have them resharpened. That could be because they would rather sell a new blade or liability concerns. I resharpened the Lenox myself on a 8" grinder and it did pretty good. I only used it to get me through until my new blades arrived though.
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