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post #1 of 6 Old 11-04-2003, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
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New toy for the garage...

After almost destroying my circular saw cutting metal. Time for the Craftman Club.....



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post #2 of 6 Old 11-05-2003, 07:44 AM
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Looks good. They make a ton of difference than using a angle grider. Have you ever used one before?

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are we talking about the cut off saw or the dirt bike? Congrats on the new saw. After using mine now for about a year now I want a combo drop saw both horz. and vert. Makes for a much cleaner shop. But it's all in my wish list. Have fun with it, watch out for the hot burs down the back of the next wakes you up in a hurry.

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Looks good. They make a ton of difference than using a angle grider. Have you ever used one before?

Never used one... I did get to try it on some 2X2 angle last night.. Cuts like butter. Little nasty with the sparks flying. Looks like I'll have to make some kind of a shield. Sparks aren't good with a dirtbike full of gas sitting behind you.

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I'll give you a bit of advice - I've always called them chop saws because that is how you use them. If you just bear down on it, the heat will make your cut not-square. What you want to do is cut, then let off a bit, then cut again, let off, cut, ect. This keeps the heat from building up, and it will help your blades to last longer too.

Also - More sparks = good. Welding caps work great for keeping the sparks from rolling down your back. Baseball cap on backwards works too, but not easily with a full face guard.

Good Luck, you will enjoy it..........

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post #6 of 6 Old 11-06-2003, 07:18 AM
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Yeah i agree, if the metal gets too hot it wont cut any more, I mean it could be red and the disc just spinning on it. Be aware of this and don't force it when its not cutting. There's a reason, just let off and let the metal cool a bit then it should slice right through.

I'm used to working with wood so this didn't make sense to me for a long time, but I'm learning.
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