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    The steel cutting carbide tipped saw blades sound pretty good. There was mention of using one in a circular saw ("skill saw"). Not sure if that was any old skill saw, or one especially for cutting metal.

    Free-handing, like you might do wood 2x4 sounds a little dicey with metal.

    Thinking about a fixture to guide the skill saw for a 90 or 45 cut.

    So far I see sections of up angle to guide to sole plate of the saw. Another angle section down, at 90 to the first two. Part to be cut clamps to the down angle. "shazzzang" it gets cut at 90.

    Opposite corner has a down angle at 45. Clamp to that and cut a 45.

    Poormans chop saw.

    Seems like a modest starting project and could be useful.

    comments?

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    Re: steel cutting skill saw guide

    Originally posted by Bob
    The steel cutting carbide tipped saw blades sound pretty good. There was mention of using one in a circular saw ("skill saw"). Not sure if that was any old skill saw, or one especially for cutting metal.

    Free-handing, like you might do wood 2x4 sounds a little dicey with metal.

    Thinking about a fixture to guide the skill saw for a 90 or 45 cut.

    So far I see sections of up angle to guide to sole plate of the saw. Another angle section down, at 90 to the first two. Part to be cut clamps to the down angle. "shazzzang" it gets cut at 90.

    Opposite corner has a down angle at 45. Clamp to that and cut a 45.



    comments?
    Yeah, Bob the metal cutting circular saw is an English made saw with a built-in chip collector. It's called an Evolution 180 metal cutting saw. I tried a regular Skillsaw with a metal cutting blade and the chips just ate me up!
    I found a saw guide in the form of a giant steel protractor which gives me any angle cut I need. The cutting through metal, is effortless. The blade does the cutting easier than a Skillsaw through wood. Oh, it's pricey, though, at $499.00

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    • #3
      carbide blade

      I would make sure that the speed of the blade is high enough, I have seen these blades throw teeth when mounted in skill saws.
      steelhanger

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      • #4
        I have the Evolution 230. It is a 9" blade on a low RPM, high torque motor. The blade can be tilted to cut up to 45 degrees for weld prep in the field. I love this tool and would highly recommend it to anyone doing field fabrication. It will cut up to 3/4" steel plate. I paid about $490.00 for the larger model.
        Respectfully,
        Mike Sherman
        Shermans Welding

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