Saturday, March 3, 2012

Saw Review

I wanted to add to the saw review a bit now that I have made a number of cuts with it.  Again I am using the Northern Industrial Dry Cut Metal Saw - 14in., Model# RP2814A (http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200326857_200326857).

Overall I like this saw a lot.  It makes quick clean cuts that you don't need to deburr.  You don't have fine metal dust all over the place like using an abrasive disk.  It does through little nibbles of metal around, but they tend to hit the floor and not stick to you.  Easy to shop vac.

The saw has a fence that is adjustable from cutting at 90 degrees, to cutting at 45 degrees.  This is a bit fiddle.  There are two Allen screws that you have to loosen, adjust the fence, then tighten back up.  The fence does have an angle gauge built in, but it is hard to read and I would not rely on it.  I use my own angle gauge to setup the saw.

For the price i would definitely buy this saw again.  Now we will see how long the blades last at $85 each.

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