I’ve been drooling over dry cut chop saws for the past couple of years and REALLY want to get one. But at least half the time that I mention wanting one, someone tells me why an abrasive chop saw is better or why a band saw will forever change my life. And here I thought the dry cut was the greatest thing since sliced bread. Apparently not to everyone. So when the Fabrication Series posted up a video looking at the merits and downsides of each, I thought this was something worth sharing with all you BANGshifters. For me it is not only about cutting metal, and doing it efficiently, but also doing it without making such a mess as to keep you from using the tool except when absolutely necessary.
The latter is just one reason why a dry chop saw caught my eye. With that said, I do own a small band saw that will do most of what I need one for, and when I need something larger to cut something out with, my trusty 4.5″ angle grinder with a 1/16 cutting disc will pretty much cut through anything. But what if you only had enough money to buy one? Well then you want to make sure you are getting the right one don’t you?
We do, that’s for sure. So check out the video and see which one you think is right for you.