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Chop saw reccomendtions? #7568638
04/24/22 06:22 PM
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Looking for a chop saw that can do miter cuts and has one of those deals where it's like it has an integrated ruler with a stop so you can just set set the measurement once and keep butting your material up and just cut it. The proper name for something like that escapes me . Anyway way reccomendtions.
Also while I gotta y'all here what would a fella be looking at when buying a used wood miter saw ?


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Re: Chop saw reccomendtions? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7568665
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If you want the best go with Milwaukee 18V compound long stroke double bevel double mitre with a laser beam cut marker. Buy once cry once.


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Re: Chop saw reccomendtions? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7568724
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Had a dewalt radial and really liked it but it got borrowed and never returned, so bought a cheaper Hitachi non radial it worked good ,but wasn't radial, then got a Kobalt radial at Lowes it works good but the laser lasted a week. but still a good saw .I much prefer the radial ones over any other.

Re: Chop saw reccomendtions? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7568729
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Chop saw or miter saw? I think you asked about a chop saw but the advice so far is for miter saws.


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Re: Chop saw reccomendtions? [Re: maintenanceguy] #7568735
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Originally Posted by maintenanceguy
Chop saw or miter saw? I think you asked about a chop saw but the advice so far is for miter saws.

The main question was about A chop saw that can do miter cuts. Or a miter saw thats made for cutting metal I guess . And I asked as a secondary question if I'm going to be buying a used miter saw for wood what are some things I need to look at before buying it.


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Re: Chop saw reccomendtions? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7568739
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Milwaukee chop saw is a good one to have.

Re: Chop saw reccomendtions? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7568742
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Metal wise dewalt makes a decent one Im a fan of something with a d style handle as its easier for me to operate, if your looking at a used wood one make sure its tight in the pivot points and the miter gauge is adjustable for fine tuning.

Re: Chop saw reccomendtions? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7568772
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I have the smaller version, great little saw.
As far as a used miter saw, you want to check that blade is perpendicular to bed, Arbor is in good shape, little to no flex when you bear down at full extension and check that the 0degree detent is functioning and accurate. All other angles can be manually set. If the inserts or auxiliary fence are damaged they can easily be replaced


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Re: Chop saw reccomendtions? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7568773
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Re: Chop saw reccomendtions? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7568782
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I got a cheap one from a tool store I bet 20 years ago, name tag is wore off.
It's cut alot of stuff over the years.

At work we use them every day, they buy DeWalt.
If I need a new one it will be a DeWalt.


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Re: Chop saw reccomendtions? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7568798
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Originally Posted by Wolfdog91
Originally Posted by maintenanceguy
Chop saw or miter saw? I think you asked about a chop saw but the advice so far is for miter saws.

The main question was about A chop saw that can do miter cuts. Or a miter saw thats made for cutting metal I guess . And I asked as a secondary question if I'm going to be buying a used miter saw for wood what are some things I need to look at before buying it.


if you buy used , you need to make sure it cuts square , does it cut the angles correctly , are all the guards and parts present and in good order, will it turn to 45 then return to 0 and be square does the brake work most saws now slow down quickly with an electric brake that comes on when the trigger is released older saws and some that are damaged the blade free spins for several seconds after letting off the trigger.

expect replacing the blade

how big of work will you need to cut

there are 10 and 12 inch miter saws there are also sliding saws that let you cut larger pieces

is it metal or wood you will be cutting ?

if you buy a rigid , register it the day you get it , you get like 30 days but as your taking it out of the box register it , guess who forgot to register it , I have broken parts on 2 rigid tools and those are the only 2 I didn't register.


most saws have a clamp option , you can grab a piece of scrap and clamp it down to make the measurement stop so you can cut a bunch of the same size piece

the warning with those it make sure to blow the saw dust away every few or it ca build up and effect your measurement

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Re: Chop saw reccomendtions? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7568815
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I have a Milwaukee metal chop saw that I bought at a pawn shop for $35.

One of best deals Ive ever made.


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Re: Chop saw reccomendtions? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7568822
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I have a dewalt chop saw and it is 20 years old and I own a fence installation business and it has never failed me

Re: Chop saw reccomendtions? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7568893
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If your wanting one for metal , focus on the evolution , Fein sluggers, are good ,as well as the cheaper dewalts and Wen , pay close attention to the saws RPM range if your using carbide for metal, the good ones have a lower RPM s for the saw blade , some saw manufactures are trying to sell regular 3600 rpm saws as cold cut saws ,the blade cuts for a while at that rpm but not long, You can then build your own dedicated table and stop system however you want it.

Re: Chop saw reccomendtions? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7568907
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I bought a dewalt miter saw in a pawn shop, has been a good saw. old243

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