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Cold Saw usage

Post by Frank_Cox » November 20th, 2011, 12:06 am

So i have been getting a lot of questions about the Cold saw I use for cutting steel plate and steel tanks. Here are the answers to some of the frequently asked questions.
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  • Cold Saw FAQ
  • How well do they REALLY work? Answer: Cutting 1/4" steel plate is like cutting 3/4" plywood! you need to not rush the saw though. this will create abnormal blade wear.
  • How long do the blades last? Answer: A good blade will last about 150' to about 180' of cutting on 1/4" plate or less if used properly. The blade that comes with the saw.... not so much :-q
  • What is the best blade to use with this saw? Answer: I personally use the blade made by Lenox that you can get from Lowe's. I have not used any other blades yet but I'm sure there are better ones out there.
  • Does it throw metal shavings everywhere? Answer: Not really too bad. There is a guard on the side of the saw that has a built in shaving catcher. The shaving catcher does a great job but needs to be dumped out frequently.
  • What is the thickest material you have cut with it? Answer: I cut mostly 1/4" plate with it but on occasion I have cut chunks of 3/8" plate and some 3/4" square stock.
  • How fast can you cut 1/4" plate? Answer: I can usually cut as fast as I would using a Plasma cutter. Of course the slower you go the longer the blade will last.
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One tip I would give you if you are considering using this saw is to start the saw away from the material and do not let the blade touch the material until it comes to full RPM's. if the blade hits the material before it comes to full speed a tooth or 2 will chip off. Don't get in a hurry! This saw leaves such a perfect edge it needs no clean up. You will save a lot of time just because of that! :-bd
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Re: Cold Saw usage

Post by Tom_Heath » November 20th, 2011, 7:52 am

Gotta love the clean edge they leave behind.


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Post by Gizmo » November 20th, 2011, 9:13 am

just added one to my santa list... "Dear Santa - I can explain!"


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Post by Tom_Heath » November 20th, 2011, 10:20 am

Speaking of wish list for santa.......just took the cold cut chop saw off the list so that I could add the HTC View tablet to mine.


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Re: Cold Saw usage

Post by Gizmo » November 20th, 2011, 10:27 am

careful! - don't forget about the "U Suck" ...just a safety tip...


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Post by Frank_Cox » November 20th, 2011, 10:34 am

Edna's Kid wrote:careful! - don't forget about the "U Suck" ...just a safety tip...
hahaha... gotta be careful for that thing!


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Post by The Czar » November 20th, 2011, 10:37 am

Man, I should have took a pic of that blade u took off yesterday Frank....I could have titled it "what u don't want your blade to look like"...
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Post by Frank_Cox » November 20th, 2011, 10:39 am

haha yep, or you could call it "slow the hell down"!


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Post by The Czar » November 20th, 2011, 10:43 am

Lol....even better....that would be a growing pain wouldn't it?
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Re: Cold Saw usage

Post by Blazer » November 23rd, 2011, 2:53 pm

I've used the metal shark brand of that saw, they are awsome as long as the blade is good. Ive cut 36'' pipe with it. But i think you have the name wrong. A cold saw is stationary saw that is very low rpm, and run's coolant during the cut.



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Post by Frank_Cox » November 23rd, 2011, 6:32 pm

ya know I think you're right LOL. it's technically a metal cutting circular saw. but the search engines don't like that as well :welder:


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Post by Blazer » November 23rd, 2011, 6:54 pm

:-) Yea a circular saw on steroids for shur. The one i used had a laser guide that was real nice. Wish i had one.



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Post by Frank_Cox » November 23rd, 2011, 7:06 pm

I will tell Ya, it is definitely better for straight cuts than a plasma cutter or torch. and it doesn't heat the metal up.


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Post by MattS » November 23rd, 2011, 7:57 pm

I wanna see this thing in action. Where's the video??


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Post by Frank_Cox » November 23rd, 2011, 8:05 pm

MattS wrote:I wanna see this thing in action. Where's the video??
I will post one this weekend! I been wanting to do that anyway lol


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Post by The Czar » November 23rd, 2011, 8:07 pm

Bring the camera...and we can make it happen!!!



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Post by Tom_Heath » November 24th, 2011, 6:58 pm

I was thinking that they were called a dry cut saw but not sure on that.



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Post by Gizmo » December 9th, 2011, 11:34 am

What about the blades they offer at checkout when you go to buy one - are those any good? Couldn't see a match to brand/model of blade from what everyone here is saying - we don't have a Lowes here in town...


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Post by Frank_Cox » December 9th, 2011, 7:42 pm

the endurance brand blade did not last very long for me. Lenox makes a great product so far. I would feel good about ordering some if i couldnt find them local.
I just now added a category on the Amazon store for the blades.
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Post by Gizmo » December 10th, 2011, 6:58 am

Thanks Frank!


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Post by Frank_Cox » December 10th, 2011, 11:41 am

just make sure the blade size is correct! I forgot to mention that all those blades are close but not the same size.


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Re: Cold Saw usage

Post by Farmall » January 8th, 2012, 8:46 pm

Just got one for Christmas it is an awesome tool, can't believe I've lived this long without one!! I was planning on buying one made by Evolution but got the Milwaukee for Christmas. Kinda interested in hearing from someone who has the one made by Evolution.



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Post by Frank_Cox » January 8th, 2012, 9:06 pm

Good deal! I have not used an evolution one. have you seen the blades i found on amazon? made a category for them in the smokerbuilder astore.


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Post by KILLSWITCH505 » January 11th, 2012, 12:52 am

black hole =)) this thing is now in my top 10 obtainable tools


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Post by Tom_Heath » January 12th, 2012, 9:55 pm

Just for the record, Lowes is now carrying the evolution series of chop saws and miter saws.

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