Gary Schafer wrote:
>>I bought an inexpensive miter saw from Harbor Freight and
>> equipped it with a non-ferrous metal cutting carbide blade from McMaster
>> Carr. The local stores only had ferrous blades. I also ordered
>> a bar of cutting wax for the blade. Don't try to cut dry.
>> I have made hundreds of cuts in irrigation tubing and the blade
>> is still as good as new. The miter saw doesn't take up much
>> Rick N6RK
> Did you get their metal cutting chop saw or a regular saw for wood and put
> the metal blade on it?
> Gary K4FMX
Excellent question. "Chop saws" have abrasive blades and are actually
grinders. You cannot use chop saws for aluminum for the same reason
that you can use a grinding wheel for aluminum. For aluminum, I use a
mitre saw intended for wood, but with the non-ferrous blade. You can also
install a ferrous blade in the mitre saw and use it for steel.
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