Cheaper option is to use 7 1/4" steel blade : https://www.amazon.com/Evolution-Pow.../dp/B002M9D2PM
In this rage 185b model. It comes with multiuse blade that cuts steel too, but multiblade is little slower when cutting steel. But, it also cuts wood and plastics. Works specially nicely with alumine.
Note that, evolution saws uses slower 3200rpm speed than regular saws.
Last edited by Tuomas; 10-18-2017 at 12:15 AM.
Tuomas - Thanks for the info on saws and blades. Should work well on another project of mine involving long cuts in .125" (approx. 3mm) hot rolled steel sheet.
Another comment: Your video is an excellent presentation of what can be done with a magnetic based drill. I'm getting a little old to lift and carry one of those things; but I have a small hydraulic shop crane on caster wheels adapted from a hospital patient lift rated to 300 pounds. The crane breaks down into two sections, mast, boom and hydraulic cylinder and the other a 4 caster base frame.
Tuomas, that is a really sweet setup. I quickly looked for a magnetic drill press here in the US, and the cheapest I saw was $699, so probably not doable for most folks here. Certainly not for me anytime soon, but it's all your fault that I want one now!
Hi, my name is Bill, and I'm a tooloholic!
Bill in OKC
My friend has this.
Its about 420$ here. But, not suitable for bigger drills. ( Max diameter 1 1/4" ) of course that's enough in most cases.
I like that best part in my drill is that it can be used with 2" cutter.. bad thing is that good 2" cutter for 2" deep holes cost about 80$ itself.
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