3/4” solid round stock today, I was cutting the mushroomed heads off a bunch of concrete stakes. Less sparks but a lot of little metal chips. You can’t force it or the teeth will grab, however it still cuts quite a bit faster than my old Dewalt chop saw with fiber blades.Are you cutting tubing or stock, and what sizes? I've been curious about these since I saw these at the welding supply. Not exactly cheap to "experiment" with. I assume the dust mess is better, and limited sparks?
No it’s not, it’s specifically designed to cut ferrous metals. That’s why they lowered the RPM. For aluminum, just use a regular wood cutting chop saw (and table saw).We use this saw in our facilities to cut aluminum, works well. This saw is designed for nonferrous metal.
Didn’t know Lowe’s sold them, I would have saved additional 5% with MyLowes.We use this saw in our facilities to cut aluminum, works well. This saw is designed for nonferrous metal. BTW, Lowe's sells it for $499 with the blade.
Diamond is a bonded abrasive used for aluminum...I suppose they could be using diamond tipped carbide teeth, but based on the cost of a single diamond tipped machining insert...I don’t really see that in DeWalts wheelhouse...the blade would would be thousands of dollars. CBN would be the equivalent for steel/ferrous. Carbide will do the job just fine and at an economical price if correct feeds/speeds are observed.Didn’t know Lowe’s sold them, I would have saved additional 5% with MyLowes.
In case anyone is wondering it comes with a carbide tipped blade for $517.99, the more expensive version comes with a diamond blade.