|10-09-2011 11:45 AM|
|327NUT||1bad289...this post is 2 1/2 yrs. old|
|10-09-2011 08:32 AM|
I have one of the task force models which I got on sale somewhere and it works fine..I just cut a bunch of metal roofing for my barn with it. I also use it for cutting pieces of 20 gauge to size as it is convenient for reducing a 4x10 sheet to more usable sizes. Would I get another one when this one wears out well yeah..Would I pay over 200 for one of this kind of tool only if it said DeWalt or some other tool mfr that I know and trust..
|10-09-2011 06:36 AM|
I bought the Rigid model from Home Depot ($150) Used it yesterday for the first time and could not believe how smooth it cut. I used it on .125 T6063 aluminum tubing. It cut like a hot knife in butter! No jagged edges, no kick-back... I cut aluminum every day and will not use anything else if I need an accurate cut. The only weakness so far is the cutting depth but I'm sure they will come out with a larger one at some point. As for the life of the blade, I'll find out and post it ASAP.
|03-28-2009 08:44 PM|
|03-28-2009 08:31 PM|
|deadbodyman||Billy Mays has a voice that just irritates me,I always change the channel.I'm going to try cutting a windshield with a diamond wet blade for my chop top next ,any ideas?|
|03-28-2009 08:23 PM|
|4 Jaw Chuck||
Wow, I've been using my 5 1/4" grinder for cutting everything from granite (with diamond wheel) to aluminum (aluminum abrasive wheel) and even Slate (carbide blade) for years!
You mean to tell me I have been a pioneer in cutting technology all this time! Where's my cheque!
Geez better not post pictures of my water injection safety shield (pinched copper tube with barrel valve to garden hose connection) that I developed for cutting Granite and Slate, it will get stolen too!
Next thing you know they will want to steal my design for glass cutting with a Skil saw (screw driver through the carbide blade to score the glass with a single tooth).
Dang you Billy Mays....dang yoooooouuuuu!
|03-28-2009 08:00 PM|
|deadbodyman||Sounds great,but no thanks theres much cheaper ways to cut metal,for a few more bucks you can get a plazma cutter.In my wood shop I'll keep my old fashion thin kerf 50.00 blades|
|03-28-2009 07:39 PM|
|03-28-2009 07:36 PM|
I do not have one nor do I know anyone who has one but I have been interested in the idea. In my research on the web, the Craftsman version would let the magic smoke out of the motor at exceedingly high rates.
I would be very cautious investing in one of these.
|03-28-2009 06:10 PM|
|matt167||those new vibration saws got me wondering, but those, only because rockwell and that other good german company are the 1's making them.|
|03-28-2009 05:22 PM|
dual blade saw
I bought one a few years ago sold by sears. The instructions say that for cutting steel they have very short blade life. the guys installing the aluminum frames for glass store fronts had one so I bought one. I like my milwaukee portable band saw better for cutting most material. For the tin roof material I just turn a carbide 40 tooth wood blade around in my Skill worm drive model 77 , and use ear protection. A backwards blade on thin material sort of scrapes it away without snagging.
|03-28-2009 04:08 PM|
|03-28-2009 11:58 AM|
I bet if you look around you could find even more of them of various colors (and prices!). I would be leery of buying ten dollar bills from Billy Mays if he was selling them for $9 each.
|03-28-2009 11:07 AM|
Well I'll be damned. I have never seen those on the shelf. It sounds like a good product, anyone use one of those.
That HF one looks like the one from the infomercial, just another color.
|03-28-2009 07:13 AM|
|oldred||They claim to be the ONLY saw offering twin blade technology but they are not! There are several outfits that have the counter-rotating blades and these are far more likely to still be around when you need them. $220 for a Chinese saw of totally unknown quality, from an unknown company and an unknown brand being pushed by two of the best known con men in the business? No thanks!|
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