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    Quote Originally Posted by bcrider View Post
    i'll continue to use my slow but quiet power hacksaw thankyouverymuch. I set it then go off to do something else.
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    Originally Posted by bcrider
    i'll continue to use my slow but quiet power hacksaw thankyouverymuch. I set it then go off to do something else.
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    Must be one heck of a power hacksaw to handle 4 x 8 piece of plate.
    *** I always wanted a welding stinger that looked like the north end of a south bound chicken. Often my welds look like somebody pointed the wrong end of a chicken at the joint and squeezed until something came out. Might as well look the part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCRider View Post
    I'm hoping to modify my own bandsaw to handle larger sheet stuff like that. The addition involves first buying a plasma cutter. Then I'll try to figure out some way to mount it to the frame of the bandsaw.... Or I may just rough it and use the plasma hand held.....
    A plasma cutter makes the nicest cuts on lighter gauge sheet metal and can do a decent cut on quite thick material also. I used to have one that did great up to 3/16" cutting freehand or with a cutting guide and it would do 1/4" too but I had to be careful with feed rate. After my initial use for it ended I only used it a couple of times during the following few years so I sold it to a friend. I once made a holder for the stinger that allowed me to use it on my BP clone mill and use the X axis power feed to cut a large piece of 1/2" plate in half, with proper shielding of everything of course. With the very slow and steady table feed, I got a nice cut I would never have gotten from using it handheld.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob La Londe View Post
    Must be one heck of a power hacksaw to handle 4 x 8 piece of plate.
    It will do a 15" dia round.

    Obviously you gotta have more than one way to cut stuff. I also have a Boice Crane bandsaw with the 2 speed gear box. A Dewalt 14" dry saw.
    I just got done using a electric sheer on some 16 gauge stainless sheet. A cordless circular saw for aluminum. And a cutting torch for plate.
    Wish I had a plasma cutter, but I wouldn't use it enough to justify the cost.
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    Well I spent the day yesterday sanding the mill scale off my new welding table top, and then setting up and welding a gate frame. When I finally came in the house late my wife was annoyed (only a little) I hadn't opened up and played with my new toy yet. I didn't even know it was here. I may never get used to Sunday delivery.
    *** I always wanted a welding stinger that looked like the north end of a south bound chicken. Often my welds look like somebody pointed the wrong end of a chicken at the joint and squeezed until something came out. Might as well look the part.

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    I have the 14" Evo chop (type) saw. It works great! I just stay away from cutting re-bar. Lost a couple of carbide teeth on re-bar.

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    I concur, don’t do rebar on an evolution, dangerous, angle grind, rebar cutter, gas axe.
    I’m happy with my chop saw, great on steel, **** on Ali, no good, mangles through it.
    My mrs is fairly good to me, she took a van load of scrap in to the yard, came back with an anvil and stand, I was shocked, it was immaculate, looked unused if that’s a thing.
    Her and her sister woman handled it and the stand into the back of the van, quite a feat as she’s 7 stone wet, (as blackforrest will attest I’m scared of her!,)
    Hope the saw works like mine, very happy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob La Londe View Post
    Well I spent the day yesterday sanding the mill scale off my new welding table top, and then setting up and welding a gate frame. When I finally came in the house late my wife was annoyed (only a little) I hadn't opened up and played with my new toy yet. I didn't even know it was here. I may never get used to Sunday delivery.
    What Did I Buy Today - So Far - NOTHING And that's exactly what we've seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCWKen View Post
    What Did I Buy Today - So Far - NOTHING And that's exactly what we've seen.
    Well I finally hauled it out to the shop this afternoon and filmed one of those annoying unboxing videos just for you.

    Nah, not really. I hate those things, although this one might have been a bit more entertaining. It comes in a plastic carry box, the blade was already installed, and its the first saw I ever receivd that came with ear plugs. Its a beast. Makes my Skil worm drive look small by comparison. No kidding. Might have to take a side by side picture to illustrate the difference. This thing isn't as big as a beam saw, but its big.
    *** I always wanted a welding stinger that looked like the north end of a south bound chicken. Often my welds look like somebody pointed the wrong end of a chicken at the joint and squeezed until something came out. Might as well look the part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boslab View Post
    My mrs is fairly good to me, she took a van load of scrap in to the yard, came back with an anvil and stand, I was shocked, it was immaculate, looked unused if thatís a thing.
    We really need to see a picture of that. Anvils in the states fetch quite a premium. Must be a hipster thing.

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