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    16" abrasive wheel chop saw

    Is there such a thing that isn't of "industrial" stature? I was browsing to get a 5-pack of standard 14" wheels just to keep on hand on the abrasive saw for cutting rebar and odd stuff like that, and I ran into 16" diameter wheels with 1" arbors, but there doesn't seem to be a weekend garage-warrior type of abrasive saw that can pack a 16" wheel. Most 14" abrasive saws are a wee bit to high in RPMs by a couple hundred to safely run the 16" wheel. So I'm guessing there probably isn't, but just thought I'd ask.
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    Re: 16" abrasive wheel chop saw

    The 16" saws I have seen where belt drive from a large motor. Probably 3 hp for a 16" blade . Typically was not adjustable for angles just 90 decree cut .
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    Re: 16" abrasive wheel chop saw

    This is probably the lightest 16 saw you'll see. Ridgid doesn't make them anymore though. It's mostly cast aluminum and maybe only weighs 250lbs with the motor. It'll cut 45 if I remove a section of fence on the left. 5 HP is minimum for a 16" blade to do any real work. This has been refit with a 3 HP and it's gutless. I might put a 13 HP honda on it for portability. Triple vee belt drive and big spindle bearings; it'd eat a typical 14" chop saw for a snack.




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    Re: 16" abrasive wheel chop saw

    They have a big 16" saw down in the shop where K'kins works. Eats that pipe like butter.

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    Re: 16" abrasive wheel chop saw

    Might be a cool project to tinker with. Probably wouldn't use s 5HP motor though, perhaps a wussy 3HP motor.
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    Re: 16" abrasive wheel chop saw

    In post 3 gtermini says 5Hp is a minimum for a 16" blade, so you may need to refigure on the 3Hp. Unless maybe you go with a 3Hp 240V 3 phase motor.

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    Re: 16" abrasive wheel chop saw

    Quote Originally Posted by Bistineau View Post
    In post 3 gtermini says 5Hp is a minimum for a 16" blade, so you may need to refigure on the 3Hp. Unless maybe you go with a 3Hp 240V 3 phase motor.
    Yes, but I don't run a shop yet, lol. This is to cut 1/2" rebar, LOL.
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    Re: 16" abrasive wheel chop saw

    I tried building one with standard 14” wheels with a 3 horse and kept kicking the motor down into the start winding im suprised a 5 horse standard motor would run that 16
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    Re: 16" abrasive wheel chop saw

    Quote Originally Posted by idacal View Post
    I tried building one with standard 14” wheels with a 3 horse and kept kicking the motor down into the start winding im suprised a 5 horse standard motor would run that 16
    The 3HP motor couldn't handle standard 14" wheels? Sounds odd, aren't most typical 120V abrasive saws roughly 2HP?
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    Re: 16" abrasive wheel chop saw

    I have quite a few 16 inch abrasive saws all Everette or kallamazoos the 16 inch saws have 7.5 baldors spinning the blades.

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