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skyjacker
10-10-2013, 08:44 PM
Looking at replacing my old makita abrasive metal chop saw with a newer one with a carbide metal blade

Wondering if anyone had used these new wheels how dose it cut and how thick of material can it handle any info would be great

abec
10-10-2013, 11:59 PM
Work great never found a limit in thickness but they do cut straight on angle cuts which is a huge bonus blades are a little pricey though

Casselman
10-11-2013, 01:55 AM
Work great never found a limit in thickness but they do cut straight on angle cuts which is a huge bonus blades are a little pricey though
[iagree]

depends on the saw but you can useually retip and/or sharpen the carbide tips[cheers]

gavman
10-11-2013, 10:34 AM
I have one, works so great but you have to make sure the metal being cut is clamped extremely well in the vice, otherwise you will be buying lots of expensive blades...
Great tool for sure though

4skin
10-11-2013, 03:18 PM
Shop I worked at had one operated at a low rpm
No sparks or shrapnel flying around
Super clean cut to

The King Machine
10-11-2013, 07:24 PM
Shop I worked at had one operated at a low rpm
No sparks or shrapnel flying around
Super clean cut to

Cold cut saw, uses coolant.


The high speed blades for chop saws are real nice, no coolant.

The above posts cover the bases. Gavman is spot on with the clamp, chip or damage just one tooth and rapid decay with follow

stockwheels
10-11-2013, 08:14 PM
We just killed one last week worked good till apprentice didnt clamp down the uin strut tight killed the bearing in saw and killed blade

4skin
10-11-2013, 09:47 PM
Actually the one at that shop was dry no coolant
Looked like a regular chop saw But was definatly lower rpm than a chop saw

skyjacker
10-11-2013, 09:53 PM
Ok thanx guys great info [cheers]

epic3
10-12-2013, 12:23 PM
when my abrasive makita dies thats what Ill replace it with