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Old 12-21-2012, 10:26 AM
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I just bought a 14" sawfor metal and when I got home I realized that it was a total piece of crap. The wheel was garbage and after the first 30 seconds it broke.i bought a good one and it still took five minutes to cut through quarter inch metal. Industrial my *****, it is so weak. Biggest waste of 100 dollars. do not buy one.

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I have to agree. I bought one from HF. about 6 yrs ago and it was complete garbage. I returned at least 2 of them and finally just gave up. The motors kept burning up. We had a Mikita at work and never had a problem with it in the 6 years we have had it and it gets used alot. I think HF air tools aren't too bad. I have alot of the air tools, but I have had alot of trouble with their electric tools. The one exception has been a 5hp air compressor I got from them. It works great, but I heard it's actually US. made.
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I bought one of the mid priced ones a couple years a go, I had a job to do out on the farm and we have elect power at the well. It did ok for the price. really the only thing I like about it is it has the quick action vice, I have A 220 V belt drive chop saw in the shop and I do most of the cutting there. With the belt drive arbor I can use most of the blade, It's on a stand, heavy and it has a teeter- toter design,, motor on the back end, and the blade arbor on the front, and a center pivot. If the metal is not solidly clamped, and the blade nut tight. the blades break pretty quick. Sometimes I use a spray bottle of water when cutting. some alloys will harden from the heat of cutting. I would really like a cold saw, metal carbide tooth blade made for metal, the cheapest I have seen is about $ 500., I just can't justify one with the work I do. I have a milwaukee deep cut portaband saw , and I cut a lot with it, and made an upright stand for it.
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My 40 year old Taiwan drill press cooked the motor. I looked at new drill presses at Hazard Frought and decided to spend two hundred dollars on a new Dayton Motor from Grainger.

Thes is very little I would ever buy from HF and nothing electrical primarily becasuse it's....
Cheap Chinese Communist Conscripted Child Cruelty Conflicting Capitalism Crap.
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My 40 year old Taiwan drill press cooked the motor. I looked at new drill presses at Hazard Frought and decided to spend two hundred dollars on a new Dayton Motor from Grainger.

Thes is very little I would ever buy from HF and nothing electrical primarily becasuse it's....
Cheap Chinese Communist Conscripted Child Cruelty Conflicting Capitalism Crap.
Don't hold back man, tell us how you feel. My buddy calls HF "The Chinese red army store".

Brian
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