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Old 06-07-2017, 06:25 PM
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This is where I stand on the 4.5" Angle Grinder Radial Arm Saw. What you see attached to the angle grinder is just a "Drawer Rail". It's either 15 or 18 inches long. I bought a matching set up the street at Lowe's. I believe this is going to work just fine for the party.

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Old 06-07-2017, 09:55 PM
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I trust my arms to be a lot steadier than a drawer slide from Lowe's. Have you ever seen what those cutting disks do when they aren't held steady in a cut?
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Old 06-07-2017, 11:12 PM
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Have you ever seen what those cutting disks do when they aren't held steady in a cut?
A 3 lb Flea on Crack?

I needed something akin to a rolling straight edge tool of sorts and ended up using two slides, one on either side to work together, but I was not cutting or grinding. lol

Looks interesting so keep the posts/updates rolling in Rufus.
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I trust my arms to be a lot steadier than a drawer slide from Lowe's. Have you ever seen what those cutting disks do when they aren't held steady in a cut?
I never have which is good for me. I could never keep my hands steady while cutting I think the way I have it designed will keep me safe and just to be safe, I always wear my welding helmet that has a flip up shield (lift the dark lens up to look through the plastic window) but I see your concerns. I hope I never see a disk explode.

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A 3 lb Flea on Crack?

I needed something akin to a rolling straight edge tool of sorts and ended up using two slides, one on either side to work together, but I was not cutting or grinding. lol

Looks interesting so keep the posts/updates rolling in Rufus.
I will surely keep you all updated. With this project, I have to be careful because I don't want to end up being the Evel Knievel of this forum

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I see many radial arm saws for $25-50 in the local craigslist.

Knew a guy that ran grinding wheels on his, sort of a cheapo surface
grinder, cut-off wheels too.
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i have never been a fan of radial arm saws. Most cut with the blade climbing and I have had a couple start to self feed. I can only imagine the scene if a brittle cut off blade grabbed and tried to climb over the work...
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I am beginning to get the idea that my project really isn't a good idea. Can a homemade chop saw, using a 4.5" angle grinder cut metal in this size (25" long and 4" wide)? I want a saw that would cut more than rebar and tubing (round and square) I want something that will cut flat stock such as shown in this photo. I want to be safe and not lose any limbs or worse yet, get myself killed.

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i have never been a fan of radial arm saws. Most cut with the blade climbing and I have had a couple start to self feed. I can only imagine the scene if a brittle cut off blade grabbed and tried to climb over the work...
It's real simple.

Start the cut at the "other end" pull the saw out, put the piece to be cut in place, then shove the saw inwards, no climb cutting.

Usually the pull cut that want's to climb is a result of the saw getting
twisted on the one axis (bolt just above the motor) and you "plow"
the blade thru, getting the whole side of the blade rubbing.
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It's real simple.

Start the cut at the "other end" pull the saw out, put the piece to be cut in place, then shove the saw inwards, no climb cutting.

Usually the pull cut that want's to climb is a result of the saw getting
twisted on the one axis (bolt just above the motor) and you "plow"
the blade thru, getting the whole side of the blade rubbing.
What do you mean by the "other end"? I would like for you to put this in "closed caption for the speed impaired" for people like myself

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