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Old 02-23-2006, 09:56 AM
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It is a dry saw, with a Carbide type Blade-they say you can get about 600 cuts out of it (I still haven't had to resharpen it yet)-

Here's the linkhope it works)

http://www.dewalt.com/us/products/to...?productID=159
thanks for the info... hmm... got me thinking if that blade will work on my current chop saw. even if the blade is $100... it will still be worth it... 600 cuts... compared to 10 cuts and the $15 blade is wasted... but i am not sure if the RMP are the same... also if the arbor is the same... now i gotta do some more research...
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Old 02-23-2006, 12:14 PM
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Harbor Freight- new price: $69.00 for a METAL cutting circular saw!!
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Hold on a sec...

A friend of mine has a circular saw DESIGNED to cut metal. Yep. Metal. He cut 12" Channel like it was 2x12 douglas fir. i was seriously impressed. Carbide blade, motor turns slower than its wood counterpart. Cut through fast, clean, and accurate. I'm looking for one, myself!
The steel fab shop my dad works in has a rather large one thats (worm drive???). They use it to cut (saw) bar grating. It like an overgrown curcular saw, but for metal. I have seen them cut 1/4" plate with it. I don't know how thick of material it will cut.

Definately not an inexpensive home use tool!
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Old 02-23-2006, 12:40 PM
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The steel fab shop my dad works in has a rather large one thats (worm drive???). They use it to cut (saw) bar grating. It like an overgrown curcular saw, but for metal. I have seen them cut 1/4" plate with it. I don't know how thick of material it will cut.

Definately not an inexpensive home use tool!

i think that is the same one i saw at airgas... worm drive sounds like it... nice unit, but pricey... if i used it every day then i would think about getting one...
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Old 02-23-2006, 01:17 PM
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OK This Might get off topic but I have to stick my $.02 in

I worked for 2 Limo Co. & the one had this HUGE circular saw that after they pinch clamped the car onto a rail they would wack the car in half ! one pass across the roof the next across the floor frame & all then push the 2 pieces apart

I never got to do it but it looked like lots of fun

#2 In the Bone yards we used those Gas powered saws 14" abrasive{like the masons use to cut control joints} for front cuts or top & tails... same thing across the roof or posts & across the floor more gruesome in the bone yards there we didn't take out all the stuff like brake lines & fuel lines just cut it

WACK! WACK !WACK !

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Old 02-23-2006, 06:46 PM
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I would try a Sawzall first with a long metal cutting blade. I cut up a boat trailer for a friend with my sawzall and he doubted it dcould do it at all. It probably took an hour to cut it to pieces. I used cutting oil on the blade and took my time it worked great.
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Old 02-23-2006, 06:57 PM
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a sawzall is cool. i cut up a 71 nova that was totaled after i took the drivetrain and other parts i needed. took 2 days and about 8 blades. love those dewalt bimetal blades by the register at homedepot... hit something and keep going with the blade bent and all.. still cutting....




if it wasn't hit soo bad and rusted through soo bad i would have saved it...
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Yea Sawzall will work to like you said It dose take same time you can use cutting fluid both types to keep the blade lubed & cool


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I've used a sawzall for exhaust work, and it worked well, making clean precise cuts in hard to reach areas. BUT, we used one blade per job. In one year we wore out the saw also. Too bad they don't make a super duper industrial unit with super duper blades. We then changed to a torch. If you are using plain 4" stock, and need to cut on the floor, then uses something like this:
http://www.aktoolsandequipment.com/i...D&ProdID=28302
But if you are cutting apart a whole frame that you are going to rebuild, then use a torch. The torch will cost you more but it will cut anything, and I mean anything and it will get into little nooks and crannies that will be harder for a sawzall. All in all, tanks, gasses, hoses (30') and tips and regulators cost me about $500.00. I recently cut up a 76 blazer that was mostly rust. We used 20 sawzall blades, my tanks were out of gas (Duhh on me). BTW, I have the rear glass and fibreglass cap to the blazer for free pick-up to anyone that wants it. Southern NH.
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this is what you can use to cut exhast pipe & be able to put it back together


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Harbor Freight- new price: $69.00 for a METAL cutting circular saw!!

Quess who's wife bought this for his birthday yesterday?? I trained her RIGHT !!
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Old 02-24-2006, 11:50 AM
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only one i saw on hargor freight was $99... couldn't find the $69 one...
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this is what you can use to cut exhast pipe & be able to put it back together


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This tool doesn't stand up to constant use in a shop. I have one of these in my spare pieces/broken tool drawer. The blades chip, and the pins come out, and the warranty covers the pins breaking, the handle breaking, but not the blades or the pins comming out. This tool is good for the home mechanic, but not a line mechanic.
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I could not find the $69 price when I posted that first link but it is the same saw. If it is not on sale now for $69 just wait a couple of days as it is on sale at that price quite often
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Sears sells a new saw that looks like a circular saw. You guys got it in the States first, but you can get it up here in Canada now. It actually has 2 carbide blades that spin in opposite directions, so you don't get any kickback. The ads say it'll cut up to 1/4" steel. I don't know anyone who's tried one. I think it sells up here for around $200, so I'm sure it would be a lot less down there. Be interesting to try one.
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