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Cutting 1.5 inch square steel tubing

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  • #418669

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    This little saw is a gem for things like that!
    In the pic is 5/16 steel.

    thats pretty amazing, i’ve never thought about cutting steel with a circular saw, how different is it from cutting wood? what is the feedback like?

    I think that’s the metal cutting saw… looks like it handles that steel with no problem. @dirtywhiteboy how does it do with the sparks and hot slivers?

    There are no sparks and the shroud works grea t to contain all the burning slivers.

    Dirty

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    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #419007

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Probably a 30 second job with a Sawzall. That what those things are made for.

    I do agree with SD41 the sawsall was the go to tool for this job forever. Now I have the metal cutting saw the difference is with my speed square on the martial I can cut a very square line by using the square as a guide.

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #419052

    r-ice
    Pro
    Durham region, ON

    This little saw is a gem for things like that!
    In the pic is 5/16 steel.

    thats pretty amazing, i’ve never thought about cutting steel with a circular saw, how different is it from cutting wood? what is the feedback like?

    I think that’s the metal cutting saw… looks like it handles that steel with no problem. @dirtywhiteboy how does it do with the sparks and hot slivers?

    I could’ve used that instead of the band saw to cut out metal blanks for my knives. hmm… new tool to get????

    #419062

    jzmtl
    Pro
    Montreal, QC

    I could’ve used that instead of the band saw to cut out metal blanks for my knives. hmm… new tool to get????

    Only if you make tanto blades only, those don’t do curves.

    #419094

    RonW
    Pro
    Holladay, Tn

    This little saw is a gem for things like that!
    In the pic is 5/16 steel.

    thats pretty amazing, i’ve never thought about cutting steel with a circular saw, how different is it from cutting wood? what is the feedback like?

    I think that’s the metal cutting saw… looks like it handles that steel with no problem. @dirtywhiteboy how does it do with the sparks and hot slivers?

    There are no sparks and the shroud works great to contain all the burning slivers.

    How loud is it while cutting Dirty? I bet that thing will make the metal sing.

    Ron

    A Working Pro since 1994!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #419122

    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    There are no sparks and the shroud works grea t to contain all the burning slivers.

    That’s a big plus right there.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #419210

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    How loud is it while cutting Dirty? I bet that thing will make the metal sing.

    It’s loud! You should use ear plugs but I don’t .

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #419237

    cranbrook2
    Pro
    Belgrave, Ontario , Canada

    I don’t have a portable band saw so I would use a recip saw to cut it .

    #419581

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    I could’ve used that instead of the band saw to cut out metal blanks for my knives. hmm… new tool to get????

    Only if you make tanto blades only, those don’t do curves.

    @jzm Do you have one??

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #419650

    r-ice
    Pro
    Durham region, ON

    I could’ve used that instead of the band saw to cut out metal blanks for my knives. hmm… new tool to get????

    Only if you make tanto blades only, those don’t do curves.

    ahhh that is where the magic of the grinder comes along. I have a belt grinder that will grind out whatever shapes i want, so cut it square and that grind it to the size I want.

    #419885

    jzmtl
    Pro
    Montreal, QC

    @jzm Do you have one??

    Don’t have one, only seen it.

    ahhh that is where the magic of the grinder comes along. I have a belt grinder that will grind out whatever shapes i want, so cut it square and that grind it to the size I want.

    Right, forgot that monster belt grinder of yours.

    #420110

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Only if you make tanto blades only, those don’t do curves.

    @jzm Do you have one??

    Don’t have one, only seen it.

    So you’ve never tried to cut a curve with one?

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #420149

    time to get a new tool MrToolJunkie

    http://www.boschtools.com/Products/Tools/Pages/BoschProductDetail.aspx?pid=csm180-01

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    #420169

    theamcguy
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    Fayetteville, NC

    I have a belt grinder that will grind out whatever shapes i want, so cut it square and that grind it to the size I want.

    That and the disc sander can really help get that final shape.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #420217

    r-ice
    Pro
    Durham region, ON

    I have a belt grinder that will grind out whatever shapes i want, so cut it square and that grind it to the size I want.

    That and the disc sander can really help get that final shape.

    I still have to get around to building a rest for the disc sander, I also have to decide if i want to change the orientation of the disc sander. Right now it works facing the user, however I may want to change it up and make it face upwards so I can flat grind in a more natural way.

    #420299

    jzmtl
    Pro
    Montreal, QC

    Only if you make tanto blades only, those don’t do curves.

    @jzm Do you have one??

    Don’t have one, only seen it.

    So you’ve never tried to cut a curve with one?

    I don’t need to have tried one to know a circular saw can’t make tight curves.

    #420310

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Only if you make tanto blades only, those don’t do curves.

    @jzm Do you have one??

    Don’t have one, only seen it.

    So you’ve never tried to cut a curve with one?

    I don’t need to have tried one to know a circular saw can’t make tight curves.

    Oh ok now it’s tight curves,,,, Because I cut curves with a circular saw all the time.

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #420314

    jzmtl
    Pro
    Montreal, QC

    Only if you make tanto blades only, those don’t do curves.

    @jzm Do you have one??

    Don’t have one, only seen it.

    So you’ve never tried to cut a curve with one?

    I don’t need to have tried one to know a circular saw can’t make tight curves.

    Oh ok now it’s tight curves,,,, Because I cut curves with a circular saw all the time.

    Well we were talking about cutting blanks for knives, not 4×8 plywood. 😛

    #420621

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Only if you make tanto blades only, those don’t do curves.

    @jzm Do you have one??

    Don’t have one, only seen it.

    So you’ve never tried to cut a curve with one?

    I don’t need to have tried one to know a circular saw can’t make tight curves.

    Oh ok now it’s tight curves,,,, Because I cut curves with a circular saw all the time.

    Well we were talking about cutting blanks for knives, not 4×8 plywood. 😛

    So how thick is that steel?? I’d like to try it. I have a metal saw and it’s something i could try.

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #420677

    r-ice
    Pro
    Durham region, ON

    Only if you make tanto blades only, those don’t do curves.

    @jzm Do you have one??

    Don’t have one, only seen it.

    So you’ve never tried to cut a curve with one?

    I don’t need to have tried one to know a circular saw can’t make tight curves.

    Oh ok now it’s tight curves,,,, Because I cut curves with a circular saw all the time.

    Well we were talking about cutting blanks for knives, not 4×8 plywood. 😛

    So how thick is that steel?? I’d like to try it. I have a metal saw and it’s something i could try.

    I cut steel up to anywhere between 3/32 to 3/16th of a inch, how versatile is the saw, could it cut the whole knife out leaving me to grind the bevels after?

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