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    Mike that's a pretty cool and versatile saw. Very well thought out design. Like the circle cutting attachment!
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    cut a plastic 5 gallon oil bucket in half vertically with a saw -
    when looking for a nut or bolt that are stored in "coffee" cans-
    dump the hardware into one half of the bucket-- it makes searching for the bolt/nut easy --
    then the half bucket makes it easy to pour the bolts/nuts back in the "coffee" can.
    clear as mud
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    STEEL CUTTING BLADE FOR CIRCULAR SAW

    Still plugging away on the new house. Right now we're in the process of getting the carport put up. In the process we needed for make a 1" spacer plate for one of the legs. A friend donated a piece of 1" mild steel plate and mentioned that he had used a carbide tipped blade on a circular saw when he had cut it in the past.

    I had originally planned on using the torch to cut the plate down but figured what the heck and picked up a blade at Lowes.

    https://www.lowes.com/pd/LENOX-7-1-4...ade/1000612741

    I bolted it up to my old Skill Circular Saw. Color me impressed....... it was defiantly quicker than using the torch and gave a nice clean edge that didn't require any clean up. All together I made about 3 feet worth of cuts getting the plate trimmed up and the blade is still sharp.

    I don't work with thick pate much anymore but this was sure worth the investment for me and thought I'd pass it on.



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    I use Steel Demon blades (a little cheaper), they're teflon coated and go through steel like a hot knife in butter. I've cut 1/4" plate like it was nothing. They make a blade for aluminum too.

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/DIABLO-7...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

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    I just discovered those blades too. I used one for cutting some 1/8 inch and some 18 gauge , much straighter cleaner cut that using a angle grinder and faster too!
    Another thing that I started using is a headlamp and it has been one of the best things I've gotten for just about any project, just love it. Dont even use the drop light anymore
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    I agree with the use of headlamps I don't even turn the overhead shop lights on any more. Everywhere I have my head pointed it is nice and bright. It is much easier to see using one. just don't look at somebody in the eyes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 36 sedan View Post
    I use Steel Demon blades (a little cheaper), they're teflon coated and go through steel like a hot knife in butter. I've cut 1/4" plate like it was nothing. They make a blade for aluminum too.

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/DIABLO-7...E&gclsrc=aw.ds
    I need to see if they make a 14" one for my chop saw. I'm guessing there is less deflection with a metal blade vs the cutting wheel design.

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    They make them in 14" a bit pricey but would work good just wear protective gear
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    I've not had great luck with the steel cutting blades in my chop saw. I'm wondering if I need a metal rated saw, they spin slower.
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    Quote Originally Posted by firebird77clone View Post
    I've not had great luck with the steel cutting blades in my chop saw. I'm wondering if I need a metal rated saw, they spin slower.
    I bought a dry cut chop saw from Northern Tool when I needed more precise cuts. The chips are hot, but the part stays relatively cool. Works great!!

    https://www.northerntool.com/shop/to...EaAmysEALw_wcB
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