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    Ironton Dry Cut Saw

    After using my wood circular saw for the past year to cut all my aluminum, I have decided to finally buy a dry cut metal saw.

    I bought the Northern Ironton 14 inch saw.

    So far I have only cut aluminum with it, but man it just chews through 1/8 and 1/4 stock like butter.




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    Re: Ironton Dry Cut Saw

    Nice buy Smartdave, that's next on my list.

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    Re: Ironton Dry Cut Saw

    It's 299 and I found a $20 off coupon. And free shipping. I got to the point where I needed to cut Steel with something other than my wizwheel or plasma


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    Re: Ironton Dry Cut Saw

    They work really good on pipe tube flat and angle.
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    Re: Ironton Dry Cut Saw

    After a decent belt sander that's the next tool on my list! Not sure about what brand yet.

    How's the blade life? Can't imagine aluminum really effects it but im curious how many cuts one can get on 1/8" and 1/4" materials of the steel variety.


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    Re: Ironton Dry Cut Saw

    All the long term reviews I saw on YouTube praised the blade life


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    I've had that same saw for almost a year. I'm really happy with it.

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    Re: Ironton Dry Cut Saw

    I had some 2 inch x 3/16 thick walls. I decided to try and cut it. Totally amazed at how fast and effortless it was




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    Re: Ironton Dry Cut Saw

    Smart Dave the easiest way to extend the blade life is always let the blade reach full speed before you start cutting .making contact with steel at low speed will shatter a few teeth

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    Re: Ironton Dry Cut Saw

    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynBravest View Post
    After a decent belt sander that's the next tool on my list! Not sure about what brand yet.

    How's the blade life? Can't imagine aluminum really effects it but im curious how many cuts one can get on 1/8" and 1/4" materials of the steel variety.
    Jody from WTT uses a bar of Irish Spring soap to lubricate his blade. Aluminum can gum up the blade if you don't use something on the blade to keep the aluminum from gumming.
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    Re: Ironton Dry Cut Saw

    I always let the blade get to full speed before I start a cut.

    Good tip about the soap, thanks


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    Re: Ironton Dry Cut Saw

    I have not used the soap trick personally just thought I would share the tip since Aluminum cutting was mentioned.
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    Re: Ironton Dry Cut Saw

    WD40 is the best AL lube hands down.Not too much.A little goes a long way.

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    Re: Ironton Dry Cut Saw

    Bonzoo does WD40 fling and cause a mess on the saw/workbench. I can't help but wonder if it would get into the bearings on the motor and cause shortened life cycle for the bearings.
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    Re: Ironton Dry Cut Saw

    Soap or candle stick all better than nothing wd40 or 30w bearings should be sealed any way there's purpose made cutting fluid for industry most wouldn't know the difference between olive oil or mobile 1

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    Re: Ironton Dry Cut Saw

    Quote Originally Posted by N2 Welding View Post
    Bonzoo does WD40 fling and cause a mess on the saw/workbench. I can't help but wonder if it would get into the bearings on the motor and cause shortened life cycle for the bearings.
    Sure does. Thats why I said "a little" You could apply with a cotton ball. Just enough to "slide the chip" to the side as it cuts.
    Soap might be good too. I have a bar of 6061 4 inch wide by 1 inch thick coming in for a belt sander build..I'm going to try it.
    I think WD will win.
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    Aha I would not of thought to try that way of applying it. Thanks for the pointer.
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    Re: Ironton Dry Cut Saw

    I just bought this today... havent used it yet but will monday! It was on sale at northern tool for 235 and i had a $20 off cupon so it was about 235 out the door with taxes!

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    Re: Ironton Dry Cut Saw

    If the blade is of decent quality its worth $135 or so on its own. Thats a steal on the saw.

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    Re: Ironton Dry Cut Saw

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzoo View Post
    If the blade is of decent quality its worth $135 or so on its own. Thats a steal on the saw.
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    Re: Ironton Dry Cut Saw

    My uncle told me to turn the blade around for cutting aluminum? Is that bull****?
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    Re: Ironton Dry Cut Saw

    Quote Originally Posted by MetalHeadJason View Post
    My uncle told me to turn the blade around for cutting aluminum? Is that bull****?
    Used to be how to cut thin aluminium with a wood saw. Out dated advice now.
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    Re: Ironton Dry Cut Saw

    Quote Originally Posted by MetalHeadJason View Post
    My uncle told me to turn the blade around for cutting aluminum? Is that bull****?
    that sounds like a good way to remove the carbide teeth.
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    Re: Ironton Dry Cut Saw

    Quote Originally Posted by Sedanman View Post
    Used to be how to cut thin aluminium with a wood saw. Out dated advice now.
    Yeah he still uses terms like heliarc and stuff. He hasnt done any metal work in years
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    Re: Ironton Dry Cut Saw

    i've been eyeing that saw for a while. just looking for a $50 off coupon before i pull the trigger

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