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What to look for in a high quality abrasive chop saw

The way today’s abrasive cutoff saw aren’t produced like they we’re back in the 60’s, 70’s and even 80’s.  Today the abrasive chop saws are made cheaper and frankly not as rugged.  But that’s okay if you need it for a couple of jobs and then your never needing it again, so it doesn’t make sense to spend a whole bunch of money on a saw that you only use a couple of times. But if you plan on using the cutoff saw on hundreds of jobs you  are going to need a rugged heavy duty chop saw that’s built to last and a contractor chop saw isn’t rugged enough to hold up in a heavy use environment.

In our opinion there are two types of abrasive cutoff saws: First, you have your contractors chop saw which needs to be lite weight so they can be easily moved from job site to job site and secondly, you have your industrial type abrasive cutoff saws which are designed to hold up in tough environments such as metal foundries or fabrication shops and other heavy use work environments.

Below we go over what to look for in a high quality abrasive chop saw.

  • Where is abrasive chop saw produced?

  • What material goes into making that abrasive chop saw?  Is it plastic, steal and or aluminum?

  • Is the machine produce in away that you can easily replace the parts?

  • What bearings are used in the spindle?  Are they cheap bearings and or are they sealed ball bearings that don’t need to be greased?

  • Is your abrasive chop saw v-belt driven?  Are they a high quality v-belt and or are they a low quality v-belt?

  • What goes into making the motor that will eventuality power the cutoff saw?  Is a cheap motor that uses inferior materials and or is it a little more expensive but the quality of materials that used to produce that motor are better.

  • What metal is used in production of that metal chop saw.

These items that are listed above are what to look for in a high quality abrasive chop saw.   So if you have an up coming job that you need a heavy duty chop saw give us a call at (269) 382-2050 to discuss your application and click here to go our abrasive chop saw page.

We manufacturer wet cutoff saws and dry cutoff saws. also we have open, semi-open and fully enclosed abrasive cutoff saws.

We use cast iron, cast aluminum, aluminum and hot and cold rolled steel, Baldor and Leeson motors on all of our units.  And very little plastic is used on our equipment so our equipment will last you a long time.  So again give us a call at (269) 382-2050 Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:25 pm eastern standard time.

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