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    Default Whats your best method of cutting?

    What do you think is the best method for cutting metal and which one do you find yourself using most often? Torch,Plasma,Bandsaw,Grinder,Sawzall,Chopsaw or other?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gsd34me View Post
    What do you think is the best method for cutting metal and which one do you find yourself using most often? Torch,Plasma,Bandsaw,Grinder,Sawzall,Chopsaw or other?
    You'll have to be more specific....

    What's your best method of cutting food?
    Butter, frozen leg of lamb, bread???

    Help us help you.

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    I'll bite,I use my chop-saw more now than my torch because of the price of gas & oxy. I use my porta-band for alot of accurate cuts, it is cleaner and much faster imo than my chop-saw. Dont need a plasma-cutter although i wish i could afford one.

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    It really depends on what and where I'm cutting. Plasma, O/A torch, bandsaw, portaband, sawzall - I use them all. My chop saw is out in the shed collecting dust - I never use that.

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    Talking food network

    Quote Originally Posted by AnotherDano View Post
    You'll have to be more specific....

    What's your best method of cutting food?
    Butter, frozen leg of lamb, bread???

    Help us help you.
    try the food network they may be able to help dano

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    Depends what i am cutting and how nice i want the parts to fit after cutting. Band saw is my preferred way for mild steel and plasma for SS...Bob
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    Thanks guys and Dano to! How do you like the portable bandsaws? Any advantages over the horizontal/vertical bandsaws?(besides portability) or are they both really good?

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    Table saw
    and
    butter knife
    TJ______________________________________

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    The best method for cutting metal is to have somebody else do it for you.

    I use a chop saw mostly, for finer work, I use a cut off wheel in my air grinder.

    I use the torch for rough work or for heating up my sandwich at lunch time as long as my wife wrapped it in foil.
    Ken

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    If I'm at home I use my chop saw or grinder, if it's really thick I'll use the torch. If it's stainless I'll take it to work and use the shear, plasma or bandsaw. Alum. I'll use a mitre saw for extrusions, shear, plasma, or jigsaw on sheet.

    Quote Originally Posted by KBar View Post
    I use the torch for rough work or for heating up my sandwich at lunch time as long as my wife wrapped it in foil.
    Like Hank Hill would say: "Taste the meat, not the heat!"
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