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Old 04-22-2010, 10:45 PM   #1
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Default chop saw blade for 304?

Wondering what the best blade to cut some 16ga 304 pipe would be, that's still very affordable.. Just want to pick the pro's brains.
So far I haven't used the chop saw, but using the reciprocater is getting old.
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Old 04-23-2010, 10:45 AM   #2
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Do you have availability for a band saw instead?
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Old 04-23-2010, 10:45 AM   #3
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i would also look at getting a cheap horizontal band saw.
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Old 04-23-2010, 12:37 PM   #4
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Craigslist!
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Old 04-23-2010, 01:35 PM   #5
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I can use a bandsaw. I can use a horizontal or vertical saw. How much am I gonna spend?
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Old 04-23-2010, 01:51 PM   #6
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Yeah, your best route would be a handheld bandsaw. They're a couple hundred dollars.

The best method would be to use a Georg Fischer machine. But that would cost you a few thousand dollars.

You could also use a 4" grinder with a cutoff wheel, but that has alot of carbon in it.
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Old 04-23-2010, 02:14 PM   #7
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Jet 4x6 Horizontal band saws are like 200$ New Decent blade from Grainger and your all set.
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Yeah, your best route would be a handheld bandsaw. They're a couple hundred dollars.

The best method would be to use a Georg Fischer machine. But that would cost you a few thousand dollars.

You could also use a 4" grinder with a cutoff wheel, but that has alot of carbon in it.
yea, i have been looking at both handheld and horzontal ones and you can get them about the same price, some times the horzontal ones are cheaper. and at least with the horzontal ones you can set the feed speed and it cuts true.
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Yeah, your best route would be a handheld bandsaw. They're a couple hundred dollars.

The best method would be to use a Georg Fischer machine. But that would cost you a few thousand dollars.

You could also use a 4" grinder with a cutoff wheel, but that has alot of carbon in it.
Not to mention, the Fischer saw is only for straight cuts.
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If you're looking for cheap, yet workable Grizzly makes some stuff that fits the bill nicely.
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We use handhelds 90% of the time for out in the field, reserving the GF for shop fabrication and orbital welding preparation.

Handheld... Portaband, DeWalt, Milwaukee, they'll all do the job. Just go easy on the blades or you'll eat'em up pretty quick.
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Im just trying to cut some decently straight peices from mandrels and straight, so I don't need to go big. I DO have a friend with access to a Fischer, but I can't see him cutting it as I want because he's never done any fabrication before.

Craigslist it is.
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This is our most commonly used tool for laying out cuts on pipe and fittings:
http://www.airgas.com/browse/product...uct=CON3001866
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[quote=eg33GC;30518837]I DO have a friend with access to a Fischer, but I can't see him cutting it as I want because he's never done any fabrication before.[\quote]

Yeah, you really need to have fab skillz to read a tape measure.
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Old 04-25-2010, 10:25 PM   #15
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I DO have a friend with access to a Fischer, but I can't see him cutting it as I want because he's never done any fabrication before.[\quote]

Yeah, you really need to have fab skillz to read a tape measure.
troll harder.

try making bends off the top of your head for a 6 cylinder longtube setup.
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I was thinking about it and I bet we could do all we need with 90s, 45s, and 22.5s fittings
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