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Old 07-28-2017, 09:28 PM   #1
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Which brand do you buy for heavier duty applications? Dewalt, Fein, Evo ???
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Old 07-28-2017, 09:48 PM   #2
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I have a Dewalt and it's a beast !! I hear the EVOs are nice as well. Got mine on line from CPO outlet and saved about $200 on it. I know they say it will cut stainless but don't it's tuff on the blades. Carbon steal and alum are fine. I use mine to cut 2" sq tubing and it walks right through it.

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Old 07-28-2017, 09:49 PM   #3
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I've only ever used Milwaukee and DeWalt. Both are darn nice.

If money were no object, I'd buy a Baileigh. They are super deluxe. I love their tools.



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Old 07-28-2017, 10:24 PM   #4
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I have a heavily used Rigid that has served me well. Don't use it even day though.
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Old 07-28-2017, 11:10 PM   #5
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Old 07-29-2017, 12:05 AM   #6
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I was about to pull the trigger on a Dewalt or Makita, then I found rage. I don't have a good pic of it, but it's in the background of this pic. Its absolutely worth the money. http://www.homedepot.com/p/Evolution...AGE3/203649414


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I've had a Milwaukee that has served me well for years, although I don't really use it all that often.
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Old 07-29-2017, 12:12 AM   #8
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Glad you brought this up. I have a dewalt but have never been happy with the fence and it's accuracy. I have to buy another for out guys at the shop I'll have to frig it up with a V trough to cut multiple sticks off tubing at once.
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Old 07-29-2017, 08:45 AM   #9
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Skil sent me one of these to test.

https://www.skilsaw.com/product-deta...ct=SPT62MTC-22

I'm really happy with it, the fence is accurate and easy to adjust, it's got plenty of power, and controls chips pretty well. The only issue I have with it is mitering angle, the table and clamp can make it a little difficult.

It also comes with a $100 Diablo blade for the same price as most of the other saws.

The Baleigh cold saws are sweet for shop use. They turn 50 rpm and have coolant. Super quiet and no hot chips.

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Old 07-29-2017, 09:28 AM   #10
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Yes I have a Baileigh metal drill press good tool.

Looks like MK Morse makes a nice chop saw as well.

My only problem with dewalt is I have their abrasive saw and the fence and angle adjustments aren't very good. It looks like (looking online) some of these other brands have built a better base.
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Old 07-29-2017, 10:47 AM   #11
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I have the Evo chop saw and circular saw since before the other companies even had a cold cut model. They are great and they last, get a few extra blades when you buy.
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I have a morse and it is a good heavy built saw

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Old 07-29-2017, 04:47 PM   #13
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I have a couple of Dewalt's and they are definitely work horses. They are great for quickly cutting carbon steel and aluminum square, angle, flats and pipe.You do to be careful with cuts as the blade teeth can chip and the are somewhat expensive.
Found myself cutting more and more stainless so I purchased a horizontal band saw. You will find that saws are limited at what they do well so having more than one type is useful.
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Old 07-29-2017, 04:58 PM   #14
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I have a Milwaukee and my last blade purchase was Diablo. I have been very happy with the blade...and I cut lots of 1/4" wall square/round/ rectangle. It goes through 3/8" & 1/2" bar as well.
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I have a couple of Dewalt's and they are definitely work horses. They are great for quickly cutting carbon steel and aluminum square, angle, flats and pipe.You do to be careful with cuts as the blade teeth can chip and the are somewhat expensive.
Found myself cutting more and more stainless so I purchased a horizontal band saw. You will find that saws are limited at what they do well so having more than one type is useful.
Yes sir I have an Ellis bandsaw as well. Just looking to move beyond the abrasive cuts chop saws.
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Yes sir I have an Ellis bandsaw as well. Just looking to move beyond the abrasive cuts chop saws.
Looks like you got me looking at them too . Be nice to make cuts a little faster than the abrasive 14" will do. And the dust about kills me sometimes.
I do aluminum work along with steel. Can also do stainless, Ti, and inconel. If I keep this up (buying more tooling), I'm going to have to build a shop for a home somewhere.

Blade replacement cost vs. number of cuts is something to consider also. I do like the idea of a cool material finish after the cut. And lack of burrs to clean up after the cut, on the 1300 RPM models.
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Looks like you got me looking at them too . Be nice to make cuts a little faster than the abrasive 14" will do. And the dust about kills me sometimes.
I do aluminum work along with steel. Can also do stainless, Ti, and inconel. If I keep this up (buying more tooling), I'm going to have to build a shop for a home somewhere.

Blade replacement cost vs. number of cuts is something to consider also. I do like the idea of a cool material finish after the cut. And lack of burrs to clean up after the cut, on the 1300 RPM models.
Cool to the touch and no hitting the file or bench grinder after like abrasive.
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Cool to the touch and no hitting the file or bench grinder after like abrasive.
That's what I'm see-n. And I likey.
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Old 07-30-2017, 09:42 AM   #19
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I like my Evo but have no experience with the others. For me some of the biggest benefits to me I'd the no dust.
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That's what I'm see-n. And I likey.

Anyone of the saws mentioned will make you wonder why you used an abrasive saw in the first place. Its no comparison.

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I like my Evo but have no experience with the others. For me some of the biggest benefits to me I'd the no dust.
This is true but lets be fair, there will 1000's of tiny chards of metal chips made cutting with this type of blade.
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Ordered the MK Morse. I'll report back on how it does.
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