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Old 11-04-2014, 10:12 AM
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Band Saw

I have a Milwaukee Chop Saw too but I am too impatient as I try to push it thru the metal too fast and then it bogs down.
Blade tends to flex (if you push it too hard) so you end up with an un-square cut.
Sparks all over, blade wears down fast, blade might explode if you go to slow and it glazes over.
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Porta-Band!!
x2 i use mine all the time.
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The chop saw is nice for a quick straight cut. I prefer a band saw, just seems to be a little more versatile.
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By now I hope the OP made his decision but if not the porta-band is a great choice and adding this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEnMcquGf24 table from SWAG offroad makes a great tool even better. I have the older version and when doing fab work on the Jeep and Bug I would be at a loss without it.
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I have a Milwaukee chop saw and it has served me well for a long time. The blade does have a tendency to walk if you crowd it while cutting especially when close to the edge of the material. A friend who is a machinist and rebuilds all kinds of equipment has a DeWalt DW872 chop saw and has been using it for several years. It uses a 14 inch 70 tooth carbide blade and it operates at 1300 rpm. That thing cuts great and does not walk. He is only now on his second blade The literature says the blade will make about 1200 cuts before needing resharpening. The cut is very clean and the material is not hot. Buying one is like buying another Cub, but it sure is tempting. Home Depot and Amazon are selling it for $435 with free shipping. Now, how do I explain to the wife that I just have to have one? May have to get rid of a few non-essential toys. I am looking forward to our first local area swap meet later this month.
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I have both my band saw is a Kalamazoo and my chop saw is a Dewalt D28700 I prefer to use the band saw no sparks and i feel a better cut. The band saw will handle larger material also.
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There are different types of band saws available in the market which also comes in different sizes and price ranges but they more or less do the same job and are the same instrument.

when you using a band saw you need to make sure that the teeth are hardened. In case you don’t have one, you would go through the risk of having a dull blade quickly.
I learn all of this from this article they discuss 14 Tips to smartly use your Bandsaw. I think this will help you.
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