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Review9.6(out of 10)

Skilsaw Dry Cut Metal Saw Review

I’ve been using dry-cut metal circular saws similar to the new Skilsaw Dry Cut Metal Saw (SPT62MTC-22) for several years. Primarily, I cut ten-gauge steel sheets and work with a few custom jigs I built for steel tubing. I use my horizontal bandsaw for the bulk of my 90º cuts. The bandsaw, however, is a slow […]

Review8.9(out of 10)
Evolutioin EVOSAW380 15-Inch Steel Cutting Chop Saw

Evolution EVOSAW380 Review

I’ve recently ventured into owning dry-cut metal saws instead of abrasive cutoff saws. The fast cuts, burr-free results, accurate alignment, and non-diminishing blade size (abrasive wheels shrink as you use them up) make dry cut saws like the Evolution EVOSAW380 a clear winner. It’s one of our favorite types of miter saws. Although the blades […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Skilsaw Outlaw Metal Saw

Skilsaw Outlaw Worm Drive Metal Saw SPT78MMC-22

Skilsaw’s worm drive hand-held circular saws have been around for almost 100 years now. They were so widely used by the professional tradesman for so long that the word “Skilsaw” had become synonymous with “circular saw” (like Sawzall and the reciprocating saw). However, in recent years the Skil brand became diluted with stocking stuffer, multi-use, […]

Skiilsaw Worm Drive Table Saw

Skilsaw Worm Drive Table Saw

When Skilsaw went out to redefine its image for the professional user earlier this year, we knew we were in for some solid circular saws. What we’re seeing is a vision that exceeds the tool they’re so well known for. In 2016, Skilsaw is going after the professional with more than just circular saws – […]

Review10.0(out of 10)
Milwaukee 6370

Milwaukee 6370 8″ Metal Cutting Saw Review

I had recently been working on some new bistro table designs that I wanted to add to my current line of hand-made furniture (www.seventeen20.com). One design, in particular, required cutting eight very consistent pieces of 2×4 steel tubing at three different angles. While brainstorming with a friend about how to make the jigs, we came […]

Review8.8(out of 10)
Evolution EVO 380 cut off saw

Evolution EVO 380 Raptor Steel Cut Off Saw Review

I had the recent pleasure of putting the Evolution EVO 380 Raptor steel cut off saw to the test while building a new dining room table for my most critical client: My lovely bride of 11 years.  As a craftsman working with both old and new materials, I really wanted to focus on a high […]

DeWalt DCS373 20V MAX Metal Cutting Circular Saw Preview

DeWalt DCS373 20V MAX Metal Cutting Circular Saw Preview

The new DeWalt DCS373 20VMAX Lithium Ion Metal Cutting Circular Saw delivers speed and power to cleanly cut a variety of metallic construction materials. The motor in the DCS373 delivers 460 Max Watts Out (MWO) and 3,700 revolutions per minute (RPM), making this saw ideal for electricians, mechanical contractors and professional metal workers. Equipped with a 5-1/2 inch, 30 tooth carbide blade and maximum cutting depth of 1-11/16 inches; this saw is set up to make quick, clean cuts in ferrous materials such as uni-strut, threaded rod, conduit, cold rolled pipe, metal plate and pan decking, in one pass.

DeWalt D28710 14-inch Abrasive Chop Saw Preview

DeWalt D28710 14-inch Abrasive Chop Saw Preview

DeWalt announced the launch of its new 14-inch Abrasive Chop Saw (model D28710), which has been designed to offer contractors power, durability, capacity, ease of use and portability. The D28710 is ideal for a variety of end users including steel stud framers, mechanical contractors and metal fabricators who require a high-performing, durable saw at a great value. The tool addresses common concerns contractors have including durability and power, cut capacity and weight. A 15 Amp, 4 HP motor provides power and overload protection, so you can cut through tough materials like cast iron pipe, angle iron, threaded rod, conduit and square tubing. Contributing to the tool’s durability is a stamped base and bracket.

Milwaukee 14-inch abrasive cutoff saw 6177-20

Milwaukee 14-in Abrasive Cut-Off Saw 6177-20

Milwaukee gave some more love to metal workers today when it debuted their new Milwaukee 14″ Abrasive Cut-Off Saw (6177-20). The saw is designed to cut through bundled drywall track, angle iron, conduit, pipe, channels, tubing, and rebar. It features a 15-amp motor that puts out a maximum of 4 horsepower. The Milwaukee 6177-20 abrasive […]

Milwaukee M18 Cordless 5-3/8" Metal Saw Preview

Milwaukee M18 Cordless 5-3/8″ Metal Saw Preview

Milwaukee Electric Tool extended its M18 Lithium-ion line by adding the innovative Milwaukee Cordless Metal Saw (2682-22). With a unique 4-Pole Frameless Motor that provides as much as 35% more cutting power, this lightweight and easily portable cutting tool delivers quick cuts, extended run time and excellent handling for professional electricians, air mechanical pros, plumbers […]