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post #1 of 10 Old 10-01-2010, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
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Chop Saw Help

If I have a 10inch compound mitre saw can I put a chop saw blade in it and cut metal. Thanks

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post #2 of 10 Old 10-01-2010, 09:08 PM
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I wouldn't advise it..2 reasons..the metal chop saw blades are designed for a different RPM..plus needs to be a stronger motor to handle the strain it puts on it..so it'll wear that motor out in no time..
2..metal chop saws are designed without any plastic materials..most wood saws have plastic parts and the sparks/fire will destroy it

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I tried doing that with my wood chop saw. It worked fine for small stuff but once you get into the heavy material for like body armor the motor just wouldnt cut it. I was able to take off all the plastic parts so I didnt damage anything. Worked good for cutting the 1 1/2" OD EMT I used for making my light bar and roof rack.

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What ironworker said , I use this saw and love it


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What ironworker said , I use this saw and love it


YouTube - Evolution Rage 2 Dry Cut Chop Saw
How do you like the Evolution? Is that the 12" 0r 14" model?
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It kind of depends on what kind of saw you have. I've used an abrasive wheel on my miter saw to cut lots of metal and it works great. Its a really old saw but it was also designed to cut masonry stuff so I think it is a lot tougher than the cheap plastic ones sold now.

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i have the 14 and its a beast
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Im in the market to purchase a dry cut chop saw. Im really interested in the Rage 2-3 but wanted to see if anyone knows whats the difference between the Fury 2 and Rage 2? seem very simular but the price is much different.
Are there any other brands of Saws that I should be looking at? Dont want to spend more then about $300 and the max thickness of metal I would be cutting is about 1/2" to give you an idea of what Im using it for....

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Im in the market to purchase a dry cut chop saw. Im really interested in the Rage 2-3 but wanted to see if anyone knows whats the difference between the Fury 2 and Rage 2? seem very simular but the price is much different.
Are there any other brands of Saws that I should be looking at? Dont want to spend more then about $300 and the max thickness of metal I would be cutting is about 1/2" to give you an idea of what Im using it for....
I think you're best bet would be to start another thread asking about dry cut shop saws to get more responses....

I use a few at Nuclear power plant fab shops and a few other jobs but these saws are WAY over you're 300.00 budget

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I love my rage 3 saw. Cuts like steel is butter. It is loud though. Find a local saw sharpening guy. I get mine resharpened every once and a while for 11 bucks.

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