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PostPosted: November 20, 2017, 4:35 pm 
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As my frame is complete (essentially), and as I'm now doing a lot of aluminum cutting, I just ordered one of the 8 1/4" non-ferrous metal cutting Concord blades for the used-but-new-to-me Craftsman compound miter saw my wife just picked up for me at a second-hand store a few days ago.

It just HAS to be better than using carbide cutting wheels & heating the aluminum up to about, oh, 2 million degrees or so (whereupon I invariably end up having to grab the piece at some point or other! :shock: ).

The non-ferrous ones are cheap - $22CDN (or about, what...um...$8USD?) on Amazon Prime, with free shipping. If I like it, I'll probably pick up a steel-cutting one, too.

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PostPosted: November 21, 2017, 8:34 pm 
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Thought about getting one for a circular saw blade. Aluminum gunks up abrasive stuff. But im no where near body panels yet


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terryjr wrote:
Thought about getting one for a circular saw blade. Aluminum gunks up abrasive stuff. But im no where near body panels yet

If body panels are your primary target, I can highly recommend the HF electric sheers. With a little bit of lube, 3030 AL sheet cuts like butter.


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I had one of those and it lasted a whole 30 minutes. The replacement lasted 2 days, and the third and final lasted just a couple hours. I broke down and bought an air nibbler. Worth every penny.


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PostPosted: December 3, 2017, 10:07 am 
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Blades dead, first post updated


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PostPosted: December 3, 2017, 6:41 pm 
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I can say that my HF electric shear hasn't burned up yet, but if you're doing 16 gauge it requires a lot of coaxing. However, 18 and thinner -- like buttah!

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PostPosted: December 7, 2017, 2:57 pm 
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I saw that you overheated the blade with your miter saw. That has me thinking I want t use my blade on my 1 hp table saw on the lowest speed pulley set.

Thanks for the update.

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