FREE SHIPPING - Milwaukee Dry Cut Chop Saw - 14in., Model# 6190-20
I studied dry cut saws for months before purching the Milwaukee. It is expensive, but the first time you use it you will be glad you purchased it. Ordinary abrasive saws are slow, generate sparks, and don't cut accurately. This saw cuts through steel or aluminum with ease and you end up with a nice straight cut!
April 23, 2013
The best dry-cut saw for metal I've seen
I can't even tell you how amazing this saw is. I've spent years using the abrasive wheel saws, which do fine on thing stuff but they really don't hold a tight and fast cut like this saw does. Out of the box, it does well in steel bar up to a 1/4" thick. I upgraded to another blade specifically made for cutting mild steel and it cut my blade time in half. Minimal sparks too, especially compared to an abrasive wheel. This saw cuts quickly for a steel saw as well, with lots of torque. Be sure to bolt it down to your bench if you can so you can get leverage on the handle if you need to.
April 23, 2013
Any cold saw
First of all use the correct blade. Two teeth minimum on material will lengthen the life of any blade.
Second allow the saw to do the work, overpressure and improper clamping can lead to premature blade life.
Third if you dont have it clamped securely and the part shifts or spins itll shear the carbide teeth immediately, carbide doesnt like chatter or moving material.
Fourth when cutting angle iron place the iron with the v facing upwards (I know, you wont have two teeth min at the very start this is something you cannot get away from with angle iron) go slow when first starting the cut then itll have two teeth in the material.
Fifth if you are cutting aluminum in a solid form choose a blade with the least amount of teeth itll clear out the chips better, 6061 al is gummy over pressure will clog the teeth and eventually weld itself in the chip evac area. You may use in a squeeze bottle or spray bottle kerosene or low odor mineral spirits itll cut much faster and give amazing blade life for ALUMINUM only!!!!! Do not soak part, a spray here or there no flood coolant.
BoLube can be used for other material it is a waxy dry cut lubricant apply while blade is in motion and on the side of the blade, once material begins to cut itll melt and create a cutting lubricant to aid deep or long cuts.
Six, its not a chop saw, light pressure and allowing the saw to do the work will lead to maximum blade life and machine life, ITS NOT A CHOP SAW!!!!!!
I would recommend this saw to anyone wishing to fab their ides into reality.
November 22, 2012
Excellant dry Cut Saw
I've had this saw for just a few months and have to say, Wow. If you have been contemplating the purchase of a dry cut saw, This saw has functioned flawlessly. I still use my abrasive saw for some operations however, it's collecting a whole lot more dust from sitting. The only complaint I have is the miter fence vise could use a little stiffer design. Otherwise, this saw cuts through steel like a hot knife through butter and much faster than the abrasive saw. Just be sure to read the instruction manual and follow the operating instructions to maximize the blade life. It can be used indoors however, you will need a good shop vac to vacuum the metal chips. No dust, almost no sparks, and the metal is unbelievably cool to the touch upon completion of the cut. You have to try it to believe it!!!!
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October 8, 2012
This saw cut 11/2 drill rod very fast with no heat tempering at the end of the cut like a abrasive chop saw,wish I had it years ago it cuts aluminum like it was butter I really like this saw.I have used this saw for almost two years with no problems.
January 17, 2012
I have have owned several abrasive chop saws over the last ten years, mostly Dewalts that have had a life expectancy of around 2 years (motor issues). This saw is in a whole different class. It's more expensive than an abrasive saw, but it's worth every penny. Fast clean, STRAIGHT cuts. I have made 200-300 cuts instructural shapes ranging from 1.5" pipe to 4'"x.25" wall square tube. I use the saw in the shop and ocassionally at a job site. I have read some reviews complaining about blade life, but if you will just let the teeth do the work, it cuts very fast and cool. My original blade still looks almost new. I keep some abrasive wheels on hand just in case. This saw falls somewhere in between a chop saw and a stationary cold cut saw. It has rendered my horizontal bandsaw almost obsolete. I expect to be using this saw for years, if not decades to come. Thanks Milwaukee.
March 16, 2011
handles abuse very well
besides being a very good saw it handles the rough and tough abuse of being at multi job sites being operated by different types of people that have different ideas about how to care for tools.
November 24, 2010
At first glance this seems expensive, but once you use it you will see why! You get what you pay for, and really this is a great price on this saw.
Its a dry cut saw, so no mess, and the best part is almost no sparks or metal chips flying around.
We use this saw constantly in our Manufacturing facility and it has not let us down.
November 23, 2010
Milwaukee Chop Saw
Been using mine continuously on thick wall aluminum tubing and it works as advertised, virtually burr free, but it does go through blades rather quickly.
June 1, 2010
Cry cut saw - worth the investment
I've now used the saw for 2 months and it has performed flawlessly. I've cut 2x3/16 flat, 1 1/2" round tubing 1/8 thick, 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 14 ga sq tubing, 2x2x3/16 angle, and other similar steel. It really does cut clean, cool, and compared to an abrasive saw, very quickly.
Take a few minutes after setting it up to get the degree pointer dialed in. Mine was out about 1 1/2 degrees. After setting that up, you can go from making 45 degree cuts straight from the saw to the welder.
You will need a magnetic sweeper and goggles, because this creates slivers rather than steel dust and you'll want to keep the area picked up.
February 22, 2010