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Old 06-09-2017, 03:32 AM
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I'm equally assured that if this membership saw how I use tubing of 2" in dia and below, somewhat thin, add threads inside and/or outside, cap off and then fill with 5,000 psi you'd shit a brick watching me proofing a pressure reservoir, much less want to walk around out back holding this shit in your hands or in a sling across your back while attached to a rifle.

I trust ya,but, just to be sure, why don't you send me one, fully assembled, and let me wring it out for a couple years, just to make sure...:

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Here is what I will do.... I will put more thought and more research into this project before scrapping it altogether. Maybe it can be done, maybe not. It's like every shotgun ever made. It has to be "proof tested", test fired before going out into the consumers hand. Finding a way to test it without me being in the area so if something were to happen my head wouldn't be severed or at the least, splinters of shattered disk wont be protruding out of my body as if they are ninja throwing stars. I have never had a disk explode on me while freehand cutting a piece of steel whether it's been 8th" thick or quarter" thick. Always wear safety equipment especially in the area of the eyes. You can't see out of a wooden eye. Therefore, safety equipment is of the most importance. I will do more research into this project. Yeas and Nays have been given. Now, it is up to me. I shall keep everything safe. If at anytime I deem that this project cannot be pulled off safely, then I will cancel it altogether.

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Old 06-09-2017, 11:33 AM
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I picked up this circular saw for $100. Any 3600rpm circular saw should work. The metal blades are $22-70 dollars.

I avoid abrasives for cutting wherever possible. Even a cheapie 4x6 horizontal bandsaw works OK. Can stand them up and use them as a vertical bandsaw. Portabans are cool also.
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Whatever you do, use a blade rated for the material and RPM. You can get a Morse Metal Devil 7 1/4" steel cutting blade rated for about 5800 RPM, not that I would want to go that fast. But it could conceivably be used on a 10" chop saw that spins at 5,000 RPM.

Use a leather apron and double eye protection, or a face shield & glasses. I've seen safety goggles just about penetrated by a stray carbide tooth that came loose. Happened to a kid on our high school robotics team.
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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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Old 06-09-2017, 07:21 PM
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So, using my cordless dewalt circular saw to cut 1/4-1/2" thick aluminum castings, is that a yay or nay?

I do it on a fairly regular basis, cuts like butter, but the chips fly all over, so good eye protection and cover any tender skin!!

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Old 06-09-2017, 07:50 PM
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I would say, cutting aluminum would be a yay.

While I have your attention, greywynd, could you please put a line above your sig. line? If I read, " Two thumbed typing......" again, I may do myself a mischief.


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Old 06-09-2017, 08:25 PM
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A modern carbide-toothed "wood" blade is probably used to cut aluminum on a daily basis in a lot of shops.
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Here is what I will do.... I will put more thought and more research into this project before scrapping it altogether. Maybe it can be done, maybe not. It's like every shotgun ever made. It has to be "proof tested", test fired before going out into the consumers hand. Finding a way to test it without me being in the area so if something were to happen my head wouldn't be severed or at the least, splinters of shattered disk wont be protruding out of my body as if they are ninja throwing stars. I have never had a disk explode on me while freehand cutting a piece of steel whether it's been 8th" thick or quarter" thick. Always wear safety equipment especially in the area of the eyes. You can't see out of a wooden eye. Therefore, safety equipment is of the most importance. I will do more research into this project. Yeas and Nays have been given. Now, it is up to me. I shall keep everything safe. If at anytime I deem that this project cannot be pulled off safely, then I will cancel it altogether.

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You can do it, Rufus. There are many ways to skin a cat. As long as you are mindful of the safety aspects, you should have no problem.

These photos show a worm drive saw on a sled that I designed cutting staggered slots in the top of an outside 60' carbon steel turntable. Slots were maybe .060" deep every 24" in a cross pattern, cut with carbide tipped blades. The slots were for visual reference only to line up equipment being tested.
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Old 06-09-2017, 10:24 PM
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You can do it, Rufus. There are many ways to skin a cat. As long as you are mindful of the safety aspects, you should have no problem.

These photos show a worm drive saw on a sled that I designed cutting staggered slots in the top of an outside 60' carbon steel turntable. Slots were maybe .060" deep every 24" in a cross pattern, cut with carbide tipped blades. The slots were for visual reference only to line up equipment being tested.
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All I can say is WOW!!! Something so simple, but yet so effective! Also, it looks as if you could actually bevel a piece of steel with that. This is truly a work of art, a true work of engineering.

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