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When should you use the Cold Saw?

A cold saw is a machine that uses a circular saw blade to cut metals. The name “cold saw” comes from the cutting process they employ. This sawing machine transfers the heat generated by cutting to the chips created by the saw blade. Therefore, the blade and material being cut remain cold, unlike an abrasive saw, which abrades the metal and creates a great deal of heat in the metal and cutting blade. Features of the Cold Saw Cold saws use either a solid high speed steel (HSS) or tungsten carbide-tipped, resharpenable circular saw blade. They are equipped with an …

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Cutting metal with a Chop Saw

A power miter saw, also known as chop saw is an essential tool for almost any type of carpentry work. It is a power tool which is typically used to cut hard materials, such as metals. But when do you need a chop saw for cutting metals? Steel is hard. You could use a hacksaw, an angle grinder, or even a torch to cut it, but an abrasive chop saw is a better choice because it uses an abrasive disc instead of a saw blade. It has no teeth to get stuck and can plow through rebar, cast iron, steel …

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