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  1. #41

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    Another old guy I know has an old fashioned tool called a power hacksaw, and I'm waiting for him to break down and sell it to me. I don't know if these are made anymore, and they're kind of slow, but this one sure makes nice square cuts which saves on additional prep-work.

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    i'm just posting so i can find this later. to read all the posts.
    i'm looking for a good saw. and was leaning to the rage2 for $280.00
    anyone have anything else to ad that might be helpful?
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    Wink Evolution Saws are Unmatched

    The Rage2 is a great option. I own almost every orange and blue saw evolution has made. Best metal cutting investment ever. I've used all different blades of all brands and if you're only cutting steel, the blue Evolution blade is the best around. You can put one of those on the Rage2 but it comes with a multipurpose blade. Cant beat the price either. GL hope this helped.

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    I guess. You wanted to know about a dry cut saw (not a cold saw) and I told you which one is supieor so you wouldnt make a mistake and buy an inferior product. But then again, dont listen to what I have to say becasue I must not know what the **** I am talking about and the hours of research means nothing. I am not here to push a brand, only the better saw.
    One example of this is I have 13 angle grinders. All dewalt.

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    You are a salesman . We need help NOT from salemen .

    We need help from users .


    I have 130 Harbor Frieght angle grinders , Not DeWalts .

    Thats because im NOT a saleman , I use these grinders

    every day.

    Please go sell something , and stop bothering us here

  5. #45
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    Default Carbide is brittle , last longer . C6 ..

    Wood cutting circular saws use carbide thats

    soft . maybe C-3 , to turn stuff on ur lathe , you will

    only find C5, C6 , cause they hold up to extreme temperatures .


    Metal cutting saws cant use C-6 , it make too much $$$

    for the saw blade sellors .


    Yet , C-3 may be same high wear ! but not for shattering ,

    for wear-out of a different kind .


    SFM Surface feet per minute is critical .

    I dare say , you wont find easy data .


    You'll have to dial it in emperically , and report back here .




    Now you see why i posted against the salesman .
    NOISE , MISSINFORMATION , SALES , MARKETING .

    I dont sell , I buy , I do .



    BTW inverter boxes are easy to control for Wire-Feed ..
    less noise for higher frequency , smoother D.C.
    ( cause its above 25khx )

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    Has anyone tried that circular saw that has the 2 blades on it from craftsman supposably marketed to cut metal?


    By the way dewalt is cheaply made in my opinion. We burn up more 4" angle grinders and drills on a daily basis at the shipyards. I used to like dewalt, because everyone else told me they were a good brand, but I know better now. Its not only in the shipyard, Ive burned up two dewalt angle grinders, 1 milwaukee, 1 ryobi, and 1 northern tool brand angle grinders at my house. Now I only use Hilti, which is still going strong after all the abuse I dish out. Very expensive grinder, but well worth the money.
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    I have had the Evolution Rage III compound slide miter saw for about a year now. It works great and no problems at all. Cuts very accurate, repeatable miters in both directions. That is all I use it for. I use Makita and Milwaukee abrasive chop saws for regular 90 degree cutting. It has been well worth the $300 I paid for it, which was a very good price for what it is.

    I recently bought the Evolution Rage I, 7-1/4" hand circular saw and it seems to work pretty good in the limited use I have done with it so far. It cost about $150 and that seems like a good price to me.

    I think the next one I will get will be the Rage II 14" chop saw and buy a Lennox steel blade for it. I think I can get this for about $280 locally, which seems like a great price to me, considering most of this type of saw are $400+.
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    Those lenox metal blades look cool,can they be put in any circular saw?

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    OK now I've read through 5 pages of comments, remarks and so forth. I still have a few questions. No one has stated where these saws are made. Are the U.S.A. products or an import? Secondly no one has mentioned the ability of the blades to be re-sharpened. Are the blades re-sharpen able or is the cost near equivalent to replacement?

    I need to get a decent saw which I can move around and store easily as space is a factor for me. Most of my current power tools are either Porter Cable (for woodworking) and Milwaukee (for both wood and metal working). I was considering an abrasive saw until I talked to a salesman at a local tool supply store and he recommended the Milwaukee saw but he also said it is an import saw.

    Any answers will be greatly appreciated.

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    So far as I know, the Evolutions are made in Germany and the company is German.

    The Evolution steel blades are re-sharpenable. Not sure about the mult-purpose blades, as they have a wierd shape to them and I've not asked about having one sharpened. Other brand blades will fit on the saws, as they center bore diameter is standard, so there's no problem with finding blades.

    The Lennox blades can be put on any saw with a matching bore diameter and rpm range.

    I can't imagine not having an abrasive 14" chop saw, they're just too useful, so if you don't have one of those already, I would say get one first before jumping into more expensive saws. You may find that's all you need and they cost less than $200 at most hardware stores.

    Milwaukee is a US company. Makita is Japanese.
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    Millermatic175
    MillermaticPassport/Q300
    HTP MIG200
    PowCon 300SM, MK Cobramatic
    ThermalArc 185ACDC, Dynaflux Tig'r, CK-20
    DialarcHF, Radiator-1
    Hypertherm PowerMax 380
    Purox oxy/ace
    Jackson EQC
    -F350 CrewCab 4x4
    -LoadNGo utility bed
    -Bobcat 250NT
    -PassportPlus/Q300
    -XMT304/Optima/Spoolmatic15A
    -Suitcase8RC/Q400
    -Suitcase12RC/Q300
    -Smith oxy/propane
    -Jackson EQC

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