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    Quote Originally Posted by Glug View Post
    We really need to see a picture of that. Anvils in the states fetch quite a premium. Must be a hipster thing.
    The TV show Forge in Fire - set off every back yard metal beater in the country.
    *** 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 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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    Those blades that go on the Skill saw are impressive. I've used them to "get into" some substantial structural steel. Like 18X12 I beams.
    Messy, (best done out doors) and noisy, Eye and Ear protection. But smooth and accurate.

    And a normal side winder Skill saw was used, not the Milwaukee special version. (though the extra chip control would have been nice ;-)

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    There you go! Now that's some tool porn. The only thing better would be to have a half-naked lady show-palming the product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCWKen View Post
    There you go! Now that's some tool porn. The only thing better would be to have a half-naked lady show-palming the product.
    Would that involve a lady with large hands or small tools?

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    Sad to see the Ridgid Tool calendars are gone.

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    Keep us posted on it's usefulness. I've been thinking about one of those evolution rage miter saws for a while now. Not sure how much I'd use it though, as I've already got a 7x12 bandsaw, and a 14" abrasive. I am curious about the long term quality of evolution stuff though. Currently saving my beans towards a plasma cutter for sheet stuff, but can see where a saw like that would be handy too. Every tool has it's place.

    My wife ordered everything off my Amazon wishlist one year. I've since learned to keep more things on my wishlist

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Dubeau View Post
    Keep us posted on it's usefulness. I've been thinking about one of those evolution rage miter saws for a while now. Not sure how much I'd use it though, as I've already got a 7x12 bandsaw, and a 14" abrasive. I am curious about the long term quality of evolution stuff though. Currently saving my beans towards a plasma cutter for sheet stuff, but can see where a saw like that would be handy too. Every tool has it's place
    I thought about plasma, but I take a lot of metal from the shop floor to the milling machine. While plasma doesn't have the rough cut and slag of a torch cut (I have a torch) it still has some. Plasma is on my wish list (my home shop is a working shop) for some types of jobs.

    If I can cut closer to spec, and spend little or no time with the grinder that's better for me. While the description clearly says "mild" steel, I do plan to try it out on some medium carbon half hard (4140HT) just to see if it can. I'll probably destroy a not cheap blade for that lesson.

    I do most of my rough cutting on the 7x10 or even still sometimes on the 4x6(8) bandsaws, but I do have an abrasive chop saw. There is no longer any need for it, but I keep it for backup. I did use it when my 4x6 broke before I fixed it and bought the 7x10. I probably don't "need" a carbide chop saw at this point. There really isn't anything it will do that I can think of that the bandsaws won't do, and lots the bandsaw will do the chop saw (either style) won't do. The Evo circular saw will hopefully do a decent job of cutting to near spec requiring little or no grinder work.

    My wife ordered everything off my Amazon wishlist one year. I've since learned to keep more things on my wishlist
    You suck. LOL.
    *** 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 Bob La Londe View Post
    You suck. LOL.
    It was just a Weller soldering station, and a Guy Clarke's biography. If I would have know she was doing it I would have put the digital one in there, not the analog lol. Lesson learned

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    I just pulled the trigger on a new smart watch ($200) and new replacements for some of my end mills that have become dull. I tend to use 1/2 inch end mills for general hogging. I got 15 years of use out of Harbor a couple of Freight HSS end mills. Not too bad. )

    Thanks to the thread on roughing mills I picked up another of those along with some quality 1/2 inch mills.

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