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Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by EL TACOROJO, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. Oct 22, 2019 at 4:07 PM
    koditten

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    I tried this years ago. The cut off wheel worked good for about 10 cuts. After that the cut off wheel glazed. It would not cut without really putting downward pressure on the blade.

    Shortly after that the "magic smoke" escaped from the motor.

    Into the scrap pile it went.
     
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  2. Oct 22, 2019 at 4:15 PM
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    lol. Spin

    evolution rage 2 is a descent saw that won’t break the bank and will do what you want
     
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  3. Oct 22, 2019 at 4:22 PM
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    After doing the cmc on the taco I decided to take on a bigger project. Thanks to harbor freights $100 mig welder. Not bad!
     
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  4. Oct 22, 2019 at 6:41 PM
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    Yea for big tools, quality and reasonable price don't go together anymore. I don't mind spending a bit to have good stuff but it seems like every company that knows they make good shit love to jack the prices up
     
  5. Oct 22, 2019 at 6:45 PM
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    I was like 'huh never heard that term used like that before' lmao And i seen that brand in the products section of quite a few threads i'll have to look into it thanks!
     
  6. Oct 22, 2019 at 7:49 PM
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    That turned out awesome
     
  7. Oct 23, 2019 at 1:18 AM
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    Just how much cutting do you need to do??

    Is this for your self a few projects or planning on making it a side job?

    Working in the field for years I got really good using the 4 1/2" grinder for all the cutting.

    Still my go to for making a few cuts despite having everything but a Evil Chop Saw in the shop

    Then I got a deep Cut Porta band that handled all the field cutting chores a Torch was not practical .
     
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  8. Oct 23, 2019 at 6:59 AM
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    I have the Rage 3, and after breaking the fence in half, then rebuilding it with 1/4" angle iron, its been good. And better spots for my "F" clamps.

    I just need to sit down and think of a jig that will allow me to cut tube safely, then I'll be golden for my little projects.

    YMMV, but I've trashed more then one blade because I did not clamp my work ( held it with my hand ) IMO, the metal blades do not like side to side movement while cutting.

    also the chips! little buggers go everywhere! Personal Protection is a must! I bought a full face shield because of it, I got tired of having them hit me in the face.
     
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  9. Oct 23, 2019 at 7:15 AM
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    the rage 3 is a different setup than the rage 2, but I’m sure it’s a good saw. I just wanted a simple chop saw.

    I have only cut trim for my house with it thus far (120 tooth wood blade) but it has been great. Hoping to get in the garage to cut some 14 and 11 gauge tubing this weekend.
     
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  10. Oct 23, 2019 at 7:53 AM
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    I used an abrasive wheel on my dad's dewalt and it worked okay, but you need to remove all the plastic covers or they will melt. This was only cutting a bunch of 3/16" 1x1 angle. It was definitely annoying to work with.

    I got this for light work, and I have loved it. Cut DOM and square tube with it. Can even cut a 4x3 rect tube in a single cut if its a straight cut.

    https://www.trick-tools.com/Evolution-EVOSAW185-TCT-Chop-Saw-12156
     
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    Added to cart, now I wait.
     
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    For now just enough to do a couple tube bumpers for my truck and maybe some more exhaust work. It would be a dream to do fab stuff like the shops out west that do custom builds and make parts and stuff on the side so i'll probably be chomping at the bit to do stuff like that but not much right now. Thats what i did on my exhaust was cut everything with a grinder. But i want more even cuts so i can butt stuff together real nice and not worry about a root gap as much
     
  13. Oct 23, 2019 at 3:51 PM
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    That's what i was thinking of doing originally. Funny i just looked at that saw on that exact site! lol Probably gonna go with that or the rage2 not sure yet

    Big thanks for all the help and suggestions guys!!!! Learning a lot here!
     
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  14. Oct 23, 2019 at 6:30 PM
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    Is there any reason you don't want a band saw? I've cut countless pieces of pipe with my Wen bandsaw and it is still going strong.

     
  15. Oct 23, 2019 at 7:48 PM
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    Packaging mostly, I would love a band saw but i have very limited garage space and would be moving it outside to cut anyway. All the small band saws that are comparable in size to chop saws i like the chop saw options better, like easy switching between ss and carbon blades. Got lotsa experience with a miter saw already as well
     
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  16. Oct 24, 2019 at 5:34 AM
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    look into the minimum cud depths on the saws. The 7.25” blade doesn’t have a very big max cut depth, which was my reasoning for going with the rage 2 over the rage 4 (Which is similar to the evolution evosaw you are looking at).
     
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    What is really bent the shafts or the pulleys

    Really hard to bend a pulley unless it was pre assembly without bending the shaft .

    Might just be poor assembly

    Pulleys can be a cheap and easy fix if that is the problem
     
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  19. Oct 24, 2019 at 6:21 PM
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    No issues so far here, I've cut plenty of metal with it. 20190420_201450.jpg
     
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