So, having to finish through cuts of larger diameter bar (2" to 3"...its large for me ) by hand hacksaw gets old real quick...looked in past threads such as http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/sho...light=dry+saws but a bit tough, that 3 letter word search dealy...
anyway, el-cheapo horizontal band, cold cut, or dry cut saw?
Dry = 14" "chop" style saw but way slower (most under 1800 rpm), thinking Freud Diablo Steel Demon
Cold = similar yet different saw style, slower yet (many around 60 rpm), coolant
Horizontal band = "old" but functional technology, larger capacity, ability to start cutting and leave, possibly coolant, bi-metal blades relatively cheap, known functionality fixes
Got abrasive style chop saw and recip saw, not all that efficient IMO, really struggles with diameters mentioned above anyway...do use smaller grinder size cut-off blades for smaller diameters...
Also considering power hack saw but HSM size of those tend to be flimsy, though making one is certainly under consideration