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Old 01-11-2018, 11:18 AM
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Default 9" Jancy Metal Cutting Circular Saw

During the bench grinder stand build, I had 3 quick cuts to do, so instead of firing up, one of the multiple plasma cutters, I decided to use the Jancy metal cutting circular saw, I've had the saw for about 10-12 years and have used it exactly 3 times before, the last time, probably about 10-12 years ago.

It very quickly came back to me, why I don't use this more often, its noisy, throws hot chips everywhere, is cumbersome to use, cut speed is slow and finally, clean up is a major chore. On the plus side, when ran against a fence, has excellent cut quality, looks like it was cut by a razor blade.

As with most tools, there are times when this would be a true asset, like cutting metal roofing, after it has been installed, in a place where the lack of proper electric/air demands makes a plasma cutter unusable. Does it beat a sawzall, a jig saw or a slicing wheel on a grinder, maybe.

Not only do I have a 9" version, but for some unknown reason, I also own a 7" version. While I can see this is a viable tool, under limited certain conditions, it will never be a go to tool for me.
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Old 01-11-2018, 11:46 AM
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First time I've heard of this saw so I looked it up. It looks like a circular saw for wood where they're pushed instead of plunged. Is that how it works? If so, I can see why chips would be a problem.

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Old 01-11-2018, 12:18 PM
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After HF came out with their version, I spent a whopping $15 for the blade,
and put it on a $10 garage sale craftsman circular saw.

Yes, it does great on 27-29 ga roofing tin.

So much so, I dropped an incredible $65 (I had a coupon) for the proper
HF metal cutting circular saw.

It is more shielded (much more).

Still, when up on scaffolding, trying to cut the top's of the sheets
off straight, I wore a face shield over my glasses, and a welding jacket.

Still got my arms bloody from the chips though.

Loaned it to my neighbor.....damn fool ran it like a monkey, racing
down the sheet, like cutting wood.
I warned him to "go slow" but I would have needed a noose on his
nuts, to get any reduction in feederate.

Took all the teef right off, and made the cut with a nasty upturned
burr.
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Old 01-12-2018, 12:01 PM
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It very quickly came back to me, why I don't use this more often, its noisy, throws hot chips everywhere, is cumbersome to use, cut speed is slow and finally, clean up is a major chore. On the plus side, when ran against a fence, has excellent cut quality, looks like it was cut by a razor blade.
In keeping with the GNAP friendly personality......Sounds like a real good way to keep the neighbors away after you fire up the chainsaw
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