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KHK
08-19-2009, 09:34 PM
I have a DeWalt metal chop saw that uses an abrasive blede. I also have a 12in 80 tooth carbide blade, that is also rated for metal. Has anyone out this type of blade on a chop saw???

HerbD
08-19-2009, 09:55 PM
Hi keith,

I was following a thread on this topic on the Welding Web forum recently:

http://weldingweb.com/showthread.php?t=32867&highlight=stainless+cut (http://weldingweb.com/showthread.php?t=32867&highlight=stainless+cut)

A couple of the posts kept saying that the RPM's on the typical chop saws was too high and would shorten the blade life. Apparently there are lower RPM type chop saws that work well with the carbide tipped metal cutting blades. You can check out what they had to say at the link above. My guess would be that the rake angle on the carbide tips is different on a steel cutting blade and a more common wood cutting blade.

HerbD 8)

KHK
08-19-2009, 10:07 PM
Thanks HerbD

Uncle Ed
08-20-2009, 06:43 AM
I have seen them used on a standard chop saw mostly for light stuff like metal framing studs, gutters, and aluminum window framing and trim.

I tried one in an old table saw and made a big mess as the saw was way too fast. I never thought to change the pulleys and ratio until just now and I may revisit that idea.

Ed