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    Nothing.
    It depends on the application.
    If I need to make a rip the saw is good. For shorter cuts I like the wheel.
    It also depends on the gauge I want to cut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chad View Post
    nothing
    beat me to it!


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    Quote Originally Posted by finbar View Post
    beat me to it!

    good to see you here

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    I haven't worked with much thin steel. It's all been 1/8"-1/4" and up, I don't know gauges

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    Quote Originally Posted by benny View Post
    I haven't worked with much thin steel. It's all been 1/8"-1/4" and up, I don't know gauges
    It's all about diligence and what you have you work with

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    Quote Originally Posted by benny View Post
    I haven't worked with much thin steel. It's all been 1/8"-1/4" and up, I don't know gauges
    For 1/8" and 1/4" the saw is fast, I can cut through a mullion ( box tube, 3/16" wall 1-1/2" x 2" ish) in one pass like it's a 2x4.
    If you push it the carbide dulls fast
    I use it for 18ga, ~3/64", also
    For anything thicker than ~1/4" the blade seems to bog down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chad View Post
    good to see you here
    my pleasure......
    and continuing education.
    Last edited by finbar; 09-24-2010 at 01:35 AM.

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    I ran a Bridgeport EZ-Trak, a manual Bridgeport, a Lagun and a Hardinge for 2 years, working as a prototype toolmaker for a defense contractor in AZ. Now I just run a hacksaw and a 110 flux-core wirefeed. I like working with metal, I just don't have access to the required resources anymore. I've made some stuff with 6061-T6 on a router, but it can get pretty sketchy.

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    I'm a master NC machinist, but I've go no welding experience. I needz to learn.
    Similar to this
    Last edited by AL9000; 09-24-2010 at 09:53 PM.

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    Ooh, that's machining porn right there. I love watching heat coloured chips flying. My poor little Burke #4 looked like a file in comparison.



    Mine was Canadian Army Green but did not have the spiffy cast stand. Damn, I may just have to go shed a manly nostalgic tear.
    Last edited by 86mr2; 09-24-2010 at 10:33 PM.

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