Fitting a circular saw blade to a metal cut-off saw.

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Forum topic by ashahidan posted 01-12-2013 06:54 AM 1094 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-12-2013 06:54 AM

Topic tags/keywords: miter saw

I saw someone using a cut-off saw like a meter saw. He fixed a circular saw blade to the spindle instead of the abrasive blade . Is it safe to do such thing?

-- asm

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#1 posted 01-12-2013 08:46 AM

If the arbor is the same size, I can’t imagine a problem with it. On the other hand, if you have to use a bushing or modify the blade in some way, might not be so good. And I’d want to know what the blade encounters after it’s through the wood. I guess you could put a wooden base on there for the blade to contact.

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#2 posted 01-12-2013 01:02 PM

The only issue that comes to mind is the RPM of the saw, though it’s likely within a safe range.

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#3 posted 01-13-2013 03:04 AM

I’ve done that several times and got along fine BUT the fence on those metal chop saws is not real precise.I would use a blade designed for use in a mitersaw.

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#4 posted 01-14-2013 11:35 AM

Thank you for all the replies.

The abrasive blade of my my cut-off saw is 13 inch in diameter and the spindle speed is 1280 rpm. If I were to buy a 12 inch circular blade I will poorer by nearly $100.00. A Bosch 8” circular saw costs about $150.00 and is much safer and l wouldn’t make so much noise.

I think I better wait to buy a real circular saw and fix it to a rigid table.

-- asm

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