I guess some people can get irritated when I quibble about what we call our tools.
I can’t help myself.
Is there a twelve step program for people like me?
If there wass I probably would complain about the name of it.
But, about Chop Saws.
I’m pretty sure it got this misnomer in the building trade. Some guys use it just like that. To chop 2×4s and rafters.
But I have one, too.
But I never call it a Chop Saw and I NEVER use it like that.
Slashing a twelve inch blade, running at full speed, through a workpiece can absolutely ruin the piece.
It can also be dangerous.
The off-cut can be picked up by the blade and thrown out to who knows where. Hopefully not back in the operators face or fingers.
Even if it doesn’t result in some disaster, it leaves a nasty, ragged cut that needs more time to clean up.
The time spent in lowering the blade into the work slowly, instead of a hurried CHOP, is well spent.
So is the time spent waiting for the blade to come to a complete stop.
So, that’s my rant for the day.
I think I just broke my soapbox!
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