I use a H.F. metal chop saw (sale price = $49) for right angle cuts. It
works fine. I'd save my money for a plasma cutter for the fancy stuff,
unless you have other uses for the band saw.
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Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2005 9:38 PM
To: Eugene D Abbondelo
Subject: Re: portable metal-cutting shears
I have one like that and have used it to cut a rather complicated repair
plate from 1/2" steel. No curves but the 8" X 3" part with a couple
offsets came out fine. I just used a grinder for the finish curves. No
problem with the saw. Just don't expect too much from it. Thin metal
will encourage the blade to jump off the wheels.