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    Hi. I have just purchased a Hi-tronic 200A welder and a Dewalt Metal Chop saw without even having touched a welder in my entire life (lol) due to the fun i have been getting reading the posts and adventures of our local PHM bakalboys.

    I think I will be cutting a few dozen rebars with the metal chop saw but after that, I would like to use the chop saw like an unsophisticated miter saw. Is it possible? Can I change the abrasive blade of the chop saw into a wood cutting blade?

    Did a cursory research, and I gathered that a miter saw and a chop saw (at least for Dewalt) turns at the same no load speed of 3800 rpm. Arbor size for both is 1 in. (5/.

    So can I use the metal chop saw as a miter saw if i change the abrasive blade into a wood cutting blade?

    Thanks so much.

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    NEGATIVE !! A metal chop saw is and was made for metal. For wood its a miter saw or SCMS.
    Please don't invite disaster that you'll be sorry afterwards !
    Last edited by rosy; 03-31-2016, 02:12 AM.
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    • #3
      Aw. I thought I could just change the abrasize blade with a toothed blade for cutting wood, hahaha. Tnx for the info sir Rosy!

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      • #4
        Sir Rosy, could you enlighten us (and all of us who might be benefitting from the info) why changing the abrasive blade of the metal chop saw into a toothed blade for wood is not advisable. Would it be because of blade speed, power, vibration, etc? Thanks!!

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