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The Gods of Scrounge Were Smiling....

Postby Red Dave » Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:51 pm

I've been looking for a way to get my cutoff saw off the floor and up where I can use it. I've been trying to come up with some kind of a stand or small table for it.

Well, driving down the road today and what does appear, sitting at the end of somebody's driveway, but a perfect equipment stand, and at the right price too. The sign is the one that was on it.

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It's damn near perfect, just has some age to it, but plenty of useful life left for anything I might need.
Put a plywood top on it and away we go! I really couldn't have imagined anything more spot on to what I wanted. And did I mention the price was right?

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Re: The Gods of Scrounge Were Smiling....

Postby Fawteen » Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:29 pm

There ya go!

That'll be fine for cutting short stuff. You got some roller stands for the longer stuff?

I put some serious miles on my knees the other day cutting up 24' sticks of square tubing for a project. I use mine on the floor of the garage.

I'd go with a stand but I can barely move in the groj now...
What do you mean I can't do that?

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Re: The Gods of Scrounge Were Smiling....

Postby Red Dave » Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:41 pm

I have a roller stand, so I am good to go. All I need now is some ambition.

As far as crawling around on the floor on my knees, not a good option any more,
These knees ache enough without that.

Did anybody ever cut aluminum with one of these abrasive blade cut off saws? Does it work, or does the aluminum just melt and stick to the blade? The next thing I plan to work on will require cutting some 2 X 2 X 1/4" aluminum angle. I can use my sawzall, but this saw would make it easier to make the angle cuts I need.

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Re: The Gods of Scrounge Were Smiling....

Postby Fawteen » Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:56 am

I have, but it does tend to load up the blade, especially the softer alloys.

Have some extra blades handy.

BTW, aluminum also cuts very nicely with an ordinary carbide woodworking blade. More teeth is better, and WEAR A FACE SHIELD! It's my preferred method for cutting aluminum, especially sheet goods. Skil saw or table saw, even a chop saw, as appropriate.
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