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This saw will cut metal just like it was wood. It's a great saw and Dewalt is a great brand. I would recommend this saw to anyone that needs a metal saw for their home shop.
February 4, 2014
Great Saw, Don't wait, buy one now!
This saw is so nice I had to write a review. I didn't think it could live up to what the company said about it so I waited until someone else bought one and I could see it work.
After seeing one in action I bought one. It's unbelievable, It cuts so fast I don't use anything else anymore. Every time I cut something I'm still excited.
When you finally get one you'll wonder why you waited so long.
It requires starting slow, if you just jam it down you'll bust a tooth. I haven't but my friend has gone through several blades in one year. The employees of his shop just don't care enough to be careful with it.
I have a small fab shop with 2 employees and we all love it. We used to use the iron worker to cut angle iron now we use this.
The Bad stuff about it. The blade is costly. but you can have them re-sharpened and repaired.
The material Clamp is kind of flimsy. I'll eventually machine a nice one for mine.
Its Pretty heavy. I'm going to build a table just for this saw. it weighs twice as much as a abrasive saw.
The good stuff out weighs the bad by far.
March 5, 2010
DeWalt Dry Cut Saw
I have used this saw on the job for cutting channel up to 4" and pipe up to 4" and it is amazing when compared to an abrasive cut / chop saw. The noise and sparks are reduced and gone! the saw cuts clean and accurate and the joint is ready for welding or fitting together with other parts. There is no heat build up in the cut parts as there is with abrasive machines. I would highly recommend this product.
November 2, 2009
Great Cold Cut Metal saw
In the last 15 years I have bought 3 of the DW872 saws. Not because they wore out but because I moved on and up to new jobs and at each one found the DW872 was the perfect tool for a particular job. In each case the savings in time, accuracy, and cost paid for the saw during the first use. As far as I know the first one is still in use at the Meadow Brook Theatre Scenic Shop where I used it to cut miles of square tube up to 3" and cold rolled shaft material 1.5" dia., all with precision and no burring or burning.
The second was at the University of Massachusetts Theatre scene shop where it still operates, turning out accurate cuts, safely and even with the inexperienced student technicians operating it.
The most recent purchase was for the company I now work for as a project manager for stage equipment installs, which requires massive amounts of cutting pipe, strut, square tube etc often on site. Unlike abrasive cut off saws the work requires no grinding or de-burring after the cuts. The cuts are cold so they can be handled immediately after cutting and the cut is finish grade, joints can be made with no additional work needed. On large projects, the cost of resharpening the blade is far cheaper than the cost of multiple abrasive blades.
Bottom line is the bottom line. I save money in time and materials and the quality of the product is better. A great tool and well worth the money.
July 20, 2009
The best saw
I use this saw daily for the last eight months, it has not let me down. I was so impressed with the saw that I have purchased a second one. There is no need to deburr the cuts, this saves alot of time and money. I would recommend this to anyone who does a lot of cutting.
August 29, 2008
Overall, Good Saw
This saw a huge upgrade to abrasive chop saws. Here are the major advantages:
1. Cutting Speed. This saw cuts about 3-4 times faster than a chop saw.
2. Blade life. While the blades are more expensive, they will cut about 30 times more material than an abrasive. If you are disciplined enough to get the blades resharpened as soon as you start getting small burrs in the cut, your blade costs will be cheaper than abrasive over the long run. (If you make just a few too many cuts with a dull blade, you can chip teeth and those teeth can't be resharpened. A new blade runs between $100 and $250 while you can get one resharpened for $40-$60).
3. Deburring. A sharp blade cuts burr free enough to eliminate the need to deburr for welding. This a big time saver.
4. Heat. The blade cuts so efficiently, heat build up is eliminated.
5. No abrasive dust. The only cleanup are the small metal chips from the material, not the blade.
The only reason this saw is not a 5 is not so much the saw, but the limitations of the design. The miter system for chops are less than precise so you have to be careful to get 45 degree miters that are gap free and are truly 45.
While there is no abrasive dust, the metal chips tend to go places you dont want. You could build a capture system that would collect most though.
The saw comes with a quick release vise and material hold down clamp. the hold down clamp is recommended for larger round pieces but smaller round are square pieces can be cut with just the vise tightly clamped.
January 21, 2008
Best Chopsaw Ever
I purchased this saw 2 year ago on recomendation of a friend. It has been the best
chop saw i have ever used. The combination of the new carbon tipped blade and powerful motor has worked great. I had used other saws with composite blades and the blades did not last any time at all. This saw has worked great and blades last probably 20 to 30 times what old type ones did. I have used this saw not for personal use ,but for a coal cleaning plant in a fabrication shop. I could not be happier with it's performance.
November 1, 2007