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    Default Compound saw for cutting tubing



    Looking to step up from my sawzall to something a little easier. What do you guys use? I've seen a lot about the Evolution Rage series.. Open to suggestions!

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    Default Re: Compound saw for cutting tubing



    That is what i used for my tube doors, It works great!

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    Squshiee1 previously posted:
    "That is what i used for my tube doors, It works great!"

    Which did you use?

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    I picked up a Harbor Freight chop saw
    I dont use mine a lot, But it still works fantastic !!

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    Might check some pawnshops out. Last tuesday I was at one just south on broadway from Belleview it was a dewalt I think they wanted 120.00.
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    I scored a used band saw.
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    I have a Milwaukee abrasive cut-off saw, has the clamp to hold whatever steady as you cut. I used it to cut gas pipe, way faster than the typical screw type pipe cutter. It also works good to de-burr the ends too.
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    Yeah, you won't be disappointed with a chop saw. I bought a DeWalt brand new at HD about 10 years ago for $80ish. It has been used and abused now, but worked flawless for all kinds of things. Unsure what they go for now.

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    Do your guys' saws cut at angles?

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    no, most if not all chopsaws are straight cut only. thissue with a compound saw is $$$$$. they are pricey.

    but, a chopsaw has an adjustable base, so angles are possible. but only in the one plane.

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    zukrider previously posted:
    "no, most if not all chopsaws are straight cut only. thissue with a compound saw is $$$$$. they are pricey.

    but, a chopsaw has an adjustable base, so angles are possible. but only in the one plane."

    Mine will cut up to 45 deg on a flat plane.

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    As will mine, but it's not the most reliable form of cutting. It's tough to get consistent cuts. With a compound, the consistency is far better. But your talking $500 plus to get in that market. FWIW, a band saw I'd a far better versatile cutter. BUT, nothing competes with a chop saw. Best to own both! A bandsaw is on my list of next tools.

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    these are great http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...FWho7AodViMAiw

    faster than abrasive, does not heat up the metal, more accurate, etc... but expensive. The blades are also pricey.

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    This is what I use....




    1000% better than a chopsaw and fiber discs.

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    carpenle previously posted:
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    faster than abrasive, does not heat up the metal, more accurate, etc... but expensive. The blades are also pricey."

    And wont clog with Aluminum

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    I use a 10 year old miter saw, not sure of the band, it is black and yellow but not a dewalt. But it works great and it cuts angles.

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