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Why use a metal cutting circular saw

Can a Circular Saw Cut Metal? Metal Saws vs Circular Saws

Many people want to know can a circular saw cut metal? The answer is: it depends. You have a lot of factors to consider in the metal-cutting vs circular saw question—like blade speed, the blade itself, and the collection of metal shavings created by the blade. You may look at your circular saw and wonder, […]

Review9.4(out of 10)
Milwaukee 8-inch metal cutting saw

Milwaukee M18 Fuel 8″ Cordless Metal Cutting Saw Review | 2982-20

The Milwaukee M18 Fuel 8″ Metal Cutting Circular Saw (model 2982-20) is the meanest, most beastly cordless tool of its kind. But it’s also smoother, quieter, cleaner, and cooler-cutting than just about any alternative. Sure, it’s not appropriate for every application but it’s so good that you’ll wish it was. It’s been the right tool […]

Metabo Metal Cutting Circular Saw

Metabo 6.5-in Metal Cutting Track Saw – MKS 18 LTX 58 Circular Saw

The Metabo MKS 18 LTX 58 6.5-in Metal Cutting Circular Saw looks like a tweaked version of their KS 18 LTX 57 saw. It’s also a cordless metal-cutting track saw. Let that sink in for a minute! For metal cutting applications, Metabo looks to have made several key changes. The Metabo metal-cutting saw captures metal […]

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Metal-Cutting Circular Saw

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Metal-Cutting Circular Saw

Milwaukee recently introduced the newest addition to its M18 lineup with the Milwaukee M18 Fuel Metal-Cutting Circular Saw. Like its M18 siblings, the new metal-cutting saw features Milwaukee’s PowerState brushless motor, RedLithium battery, and RedLink Plus electronics which communicate to prevent overload and overheating. The saw is designed to cut a wide range of small […]

Review8.7(out of 10)
Makita metal cut-off saw

Makita LW1400 14-Inch Cut-Off Saw Review

We’ve been talking metal cutting for the past six weeks and have seen an impressive array of options. This week we’re looking closer at the Makita LW1400 14-Inch Cut-Off Saw. There’s also an LW1401 out there that’s closely related. This model takes us away from the cold cut saws back into the realm of high-speed […]

Review9.1(out of 10)
DeWalt DW872 14-Inch Multi-Cutter Saw Profile

DeWalt DW872 Multi-Cutter Saw Review

No matter what you’re into, most of us are always looking around to see what the other guy has. I’m constantly checking out what bikes show up at the Saturday group ride, what trucks are parked at the job site, and what tools are in other shops. What really gets my attention is when a tool company uses […]

Review7.8(out of 10)
Evolution Rage 2 TCT Multipurpose Chop Saw Profile

Evolution Rage 2 TCT Multipurpose Chop Saw

Third up in our series on metal cutting saws is the Evolution Rage 2. Like the Rage 3, this model pulls triple duty covering metal, wood, and PVC cutting, though its design and feature set certainly make it look more like a metal cutting saw than anything else. Like any tool designed for multiple uses, […]

Review8.2(out of 10)
Ridgid 14-Inch Abrasive Cut Off Machine Profile

Ridgid 14-inch Abrasive Cut Off Machine

What’s not to love about metal cut off machines? They’re like miter saws for metal and they make sparks! I realize that might not be the most professional viewpoint around, but sparks make most warm blooded males excited. We’re in the middle of a series on metal cutting chop saws in preparation for a super-secret project […]

Review8.2(out of 10)
Evolution Rage3 miter saw

Evolution Rage3 Miter Saw Review

We are kicking off a series on metal cutting. To be perfectly honest, we needed one metal cutting saw for the shop. By the time it was all said and done, we had seven. I’m not really sure how it all happened, but what I do know was that I now have a lot of writing to […]

Diablo Game Changer: Diablo Carbide Tipped Metal Cutting Recip Blade - 12 Inch

Diablo Game Changer Innovation from STAFDA 2015

Diablo Goes All In With the Diablo Game Changer Brand Identity For the past three years, Diablo has kicked off the STAFDA show (Specialty Tools and Fasteners Distributors Association) by introducing us to their latest innovations. Last year, we saw new carbide tipped reciprocating saw blades and a Pergo flooring blade along with their new […]