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Finding a place for a chop saw...

Postby tungstendipper » Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:29 pm

If you have a shop, the one thing we all have in common, is not enough room. Need, always out weighs the space it will take to store it, not to mention using it. So this is my solution to this problem.
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Chop down.jpg
Here the chop saw is in the storage position. I had to weld the adjoining table; because of the extra weight cantilevered out, the bolts could not hold it square.
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Chop up.jpg
Here you can see the adjustable down braces that store underneath the existing table. The adjustable braces allows adjustments to level the table in 2 axis. I also added a adjustable stop, to make repeatable cuts.
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Re: Finding a place for a chop saw...

Postby LtBadd » Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:31 pm

Good solution, what do you think of the evo380? Evolution is coming out with a evo185 which looks like the same except it takes a 7-1/4" blade
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Re: Finding a place for a chop saw...

Postby tungstendipper » Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:38 pm

LtBadd wrote:Good solution, what do you think of the evo380? Evolution is coming out with a evo185 which looks like the same except it takes a 7-1/4" blade

It is very cheaply built and this is the better one, the $400.00 (amazon) with a casted base rather than a stamped steel base. The motor brush cap just fell off; It was the wrong cap and was smaller so I used teflon tape to increase it's diameter. The spacer, that covers the threads, which allows you to pull back the vise jaws keeps rotating out of it's perch. It does cut well and ten times better, and clearer than an abrasive cut off saw.

The Evo 185 would be very limited of the size of material it can cut. Buy the 14" chop saw. My saw can cut a 4" X 6" I beam. Very close to what my old band saw could cut. I wanted the Makita but it only has a 12" blade.
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Re: Finding a place for a chop saw...

Postby homeboy » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:52 pm

tungstendipper wrote:
LtBadd wrote:Good solution, what do you think of the evo380? Evolution is coming out with a evo185 which looks like the same except it takes a 7-1/4" blade

It is very cheaply built and this is the better one, the $400.00 (amazon) with a casted base rather than a stamped steel base. The motor brush cap just fell off; It was the wrong cap and was smaller so I used teflon tape to increase it's diameter. The spacer, that covers the threads, which allows you to pull back the vise jaws keeps rotating out of it's perch. It does cut well and ten times better, and clearer than an abrasive cut off saw.

The Evo 185 would be very limited of the size of material it can cut. Buy the 14" chop saw. My saw can cut a 4" X 6" I beam. Very close to what my old band saw could cut. I wanted the Makita but it only has a 12" blade.
Agree on the 14in if you are cutting serious stuff. The 185 might make a neat portable for small stuff. On the 380 unless it changed you can gain a bit of blade cutting width at the deck if needed by putting in a slightly shorter down travel stop bolt as long as you still clear the chip drawer. Fold up saw mount pretty ingenious. Assuming you use an adjustable roller stand to hold the longer material?
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Re: Finding a place for a chop saw...

Postby tungstendipper » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:50 am

Yes, the whole works is on a mobile stand. Thanks for your comments.
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