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Old 06-08-2011, 02:17 AM
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Anybody who does a fair bit of welding will know how useful a portable bench-mounted cut-off or chop saw is. For the layman, this power tool is for metal what a circular saw is for wood.
When we got our first Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) machine - which was secondhand and really old - we started off using an ordinary hacksaw or an angle grinder with a cutting wheel to cut small pieces of metal to experiment with. Then when we got used to the process, we realized that it was time to invest in an electric cut-off saw, and opted for the Makita 2414B.
Not only does this tool speed up the operation when it comes to assembling all the metal required for a project, but it is able to cut reasonably accurate miter cuts through flat metal. It can also be used to cut round pipes and bar at both 90
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