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Old 04-11-2012, 05:16 PM   #1
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Has anyone ever put an abrasive wheel in a 10" miter saw and used it to cut steel?

Or do I have to spring for 14" chop saw?

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Old 04-11-2012, 05:42 PM   #2
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Rpm on most mitre saws are too high. I would go for a metal chop saw. I bought one with a carbide blade and I have gone 6 years on I e blade.

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What is it your trying to cut? And how often are you going to be doing it?

I for one would never want rusty metal chips all over my mitre saw.
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what are you trying to cut.. if its just for rebar use a mini grinder and a zip wheel
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What is it your trying to cut?
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Mostly 1/2" to 1" metal electrical conduit for a welded "art" project. I've got an older off brand mitre saw that I don't use anymore because it's not that accurate so I don't care if I ruin it or not. I was just wondering if it would work for about two dozen cuts that have to be a little more precise than an end saw.
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A corded or cordless angle grinder with a cut-off wheel would do the trick.
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:13 PM   #7
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i did it, and it worked fine. and i cut some pretty heavy stuff on it. for what you want to do, no issues at all.

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