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tlfamm
07-09-2018, 07:08 PM
These people have been advertising on cable lately (Velocity channel), so I thought I'd sniff it out:

7" dia. carbide metal-cutting chop-saw for structural steel/pipe, etc, priced at $197:


https://www.sawblade.com/


A whole range of similar:

https://www.sawblade.com/order-circular-saws.cfm

v860rich
07-09-2018, 09:37 PM
I have a 14" metal cutting chop saw I purchased at Northern Tool.
If I remember correctly it cost me $199 with a $20 off coupon, it works really great.
The one thing I likes about it was I could see the machine in the flesh.
The 7" saw seems a little small.
If you go down sawblades page you will find their larger metal chop saws.

THANX RICH

wierdscience
07-09-2018, 09:43 PM
I bought a similar saw from Evolution Rage off Amazon,I bought it BEFORE seeing the Trajan-

https://www.amazon.com/Evolution-Power-Tools-Multipurpose-Cutting/dp/B00245U9RI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1531186286&sr=8-1&keywords=evolution+rage+7+1%2F4

The Pros-

- Cuts quickly
- Blade lasts a long time
- Blade remains the same diameter throughout it's life
- Same blade fits my handheld metal cutting circular saw

The Cons-

-Has a flimsy,no,I mean complete POS stamped sheetmetal base and vise.As in sketchy at best on a 90* cut and completely useless,if not outright dangerous on a 45*

So on that reason alone,if I had it to do over I would definitely buy the Trajan over the Rage,simply because the cast Aluminum base is THAT much better.

I haven't given up on the Rage yet though.I think it's going to get a new base and vise built up out of 1/4" steel sheet before long.