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    Re: Cutting times, which saw is really most efficient?

    Quote Originally Posted by Teggy1 View Post
    Nope, the Hydmech "A" is automatic. Program length, Qty. required, up to 5 or so material lengths (on that particular saw) set head height, downfeed rate, push start and walk away. Automatic hydraulic head lift, unclamp, material advance, clamp, cut, repeat.
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    Re: Cutting times, which saw is really most efficient?

    @ Teggy1 - for small and mobile apps, we dig our HEM Femi ABS120 bandsaw. Looking into the future, we're in tradespace mode for a 1" blade, dual mitering band saw for larger capacity and heavy-duty work.

    Although we haven't exhausted the search, the HydMech DM-10 appears to meet our baseline requirements. Appears well built and supported by our allies in Canada.

    Do you have any experience in operating a DM-10? Within the saw's performance and price class, attempting to match a Made in USA equivalent saw. Searching Dake, DoAll, Wellsaw, etc.

    The DM-10's VFD driven 2Hp motor (165-325 SFM) would support cuts to NiCr:NiCu alloys (Inconels, Monels). Jam.

    Appeciate any insight you have on the DM-10.
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    Re: Cutting times, which saw is really most efficient?

    ManoKai, the only Hydmech experience I have is the S20A.
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    Re: Cutting times, which saw is really most efficient?

    Quote Originally Posted by Teggy1 View Post
    ManoKai, the only Hydmech experience I have is the S20A.
    Understand. Thank you.
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    Re: Cutting times, which saw is really most efficient?

    I have more than a couple ways to cut steel, and each have their advantages. For sheer speed of cut, my old Milwaukee dry-cut beats them all. I'm not pulling my dry-cut and a piece of angle out for a test for a random internet question (sorry OP, no offense intended), but I'd be surprised if it'd take longer than 5 or 8 seconds to make the cut you're asking about, and the edge produced would be cool to the touch, shiny steel with hardly a tooth mark and nary a drop of coolant on it.

    There are a few disadvantages of the dry-cut saw, but those are well-documented elsewhere. Speed and cleanliness of cut are two of it's biggest advantages.
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    Re: Cutting times, which saw is really most efficient?

    This is what I recently purchased. Cuts straight, and its made in the USA. Ellis 1600.

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    Re: Cutting times, which saw is really most efficient?

    Nice buy. How much horsepower?

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    Re: Cutting times, which saw is really most efficient?

    Hey, that sure looks familiar. Now you need to make some tables for both sides. I really like my 1600 saw. There are quite a few on WW that have them. You will love it !

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    Re: Cutting times, which saw is really most efficient?

    Quote Originally Posted by motolife313 View Post
    Cut this 2" pipe in 90 sec with fine blade with about 9 tpi 240 tooth and has stainless grind, then with the more course blade about 7 tpi 180 Tooth cut through in 50 sec. Both at a slow 78 fpm cutting speed. I'd though the blade that I put a stainless grind on cut worse after but if it last a lot longer that's ok. Attachment 1579761this is using 3/4 hp. Any 2" cutting times?
    That's slow as hell. My cheap evo multi-saw could make that cut in 15-20sec, easy.
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    Re: Cutting times, which saw is really most efficient?

    I was using the slow speed. I can spin the blade twice as fast. I bet ur evo don't cut straight like this one

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    Re: Cutting times, which saw is really most efficient?

    Quote Originally Posted by motolife313 View Post
    I was using the slow speed. I can spin the blade twice as fast. I bet ur evo don't cut straight like this one
    It sure does.
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    Re: Cutting times, which saw is really most efficient?

    old fashioned hss bandsaw is always going to be slower than the newer carbide tipped circular saws that have come out the past 10 years. they throw a few sparks but part is much cooler than using a abrasive saw
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    circular blades last ok as long as part not vibrating same as part vibrating can destroy a hss bandsaw in a minute. biggest advantage with abrasive wheel saw is a little vibration does not usually bother it. if anything it cuts faster

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    Re: Cutting times, which saw is really most efficient?

    can u get ur evo to do this on 16 gauge stainless Oscar?Name:  image.jpg
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    Re: Cutting times, which saw is really most efficient?

    Quote Originally Posted by motolife313 View Post
    can u get ur evo to do this on 16 gauge stainless Oscar?Name:  image.jpg
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    Sure can.
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    Re: Cutting times, which saw is really most efficient?

    Quote Originally Posted by motolife313 View Post
    Nice buy. How much horsepower?
    Thanks! 1 HP, 110v model.

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    Ha! Very nice, and yes, i really like it.

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    Re: Cutting times, which saw is really most efficient?

    Nice that's about what I got. I got 3/4 in low and 1.5 in high. Any cutting times?

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    Re: Cutting times, which saw is really most efficient?

    Started with a Mores dry cut Saw which I kept for about a day...then bought a new Ellis 1600 and it was ok, recently bought a cold Saw and the Ellis is now collecting dust....

    Cut time on 2" .135" wall 1030 tubing is as fast as you can pull 👍
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    Re: Cutting times, which saw is really most efficient?

    U must have like a 18" cold saw if it cuts steel like hot knife going through butter? I was cutting some 1/8" wall 1.250 aluminum yesterday and it felt like butter but on 2" steel not so much for me lol. I'm on a 10" scotchman blade. What blade pitch are u running for the 2" .135 tubing?how many cuts between resharpen? Thanks
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    Re: Cutting times, which saw is really most efficient?

    350mm x 2.5mm 220 tooth with 3hp vfd. Not sure on longevity yet, I have a stack of blades and re sharpening is cheap $10-$15

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    Re: Cutting times, which saw is really most efficient?

    I actually made a Youtube video comparing my Evolution EVO380 to my friends Porter Cable abrasive saw. You can find it through the facebook link in my signature. I actually timed the cuts and everything on some of the common materials I cut. The Evolution saws cut fast and beautifully. Minimal cleanup involved after the cut.
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