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Old 10th February 2018, 02:01 PM
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Default Saw for cutting steel

Would love a small bandsaw for cutting box iron, angle, pipe etc but dont have 300 spare.

Just for hobby and general occasional use.

My question is Lidl have a Parkside Chop saw coming in. Is the speed of it not very fast for cutting mild steel

Know it Parkside/Lidls but for occasional use???
https://www.lidl.de/de/parkside-meta...180-a1/p267107
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Old 10th February 2018, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Nareik
Would love a small bandsaw for cutting box iron, angle, pipe etc but dont have €300 spare.

Just for hobby and general occasional use.

My question is Lidl have a Parkside Chop saw coming in. Is the speed of it not very fast for cutting mild steel

Know it Parkside/Lidls but for occasional use???
https://www.lidl.de/de/parkside-meta...180-a1/p267107

It has been designed,manufactured, marketed and sold as a metal cutting saw, i wouldn't be concerned, if it turns out not fit for purpose you are entitled to a refund,,,,,,,,,,,,thanks for the heads up i might get one myself now... at 1280 watts its powerful, but not a pro machine and will have limits, but seems good value..........

just noticed the wheel/ blade is a non toothed and seems to be a diamond or coated abrasive blade.....in photo..

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Old 10th February 2018, 03:35 PM
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Default Re: Saw for cutting steel

It's not unusual nowadays for steel to be cut with tct multipurpose saw blades. Apparently they cut without much sparks (unlike angle grinder) due to the high speed of the blade and tct blade material.
The evolution rage is a well known one and is similar in wattage to the lidl one but nearly 3 times the price! see video of it in action here.



I would say the Lidl one will be fine for what you would use it for (I've had other lidl parkside stuff without problems). Anyway Lidl give a 3 year warranty which is great, just keep the receipt stapled to the user manual or scan it to pc in case you need warranty.
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Old 10th February 2018, 03:45 PM
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Default Re: Saw for cutting steel

[quote=Nareik;3520875]Would love a small bandsaw for cutting box iron, angle, pipe etc but dont have 300 spare.

Just for hobby and general occasional use.

My question is Lidl have a Parkside Chop saw coming in. Is the speed of it not very fast for cutting mild steel

Know it Parkside/Lidls but for occasional use???
https://www.lidl.de/de/parkside-meta...180-a1/p267107[/quote

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Old 10th February 2018, 05:15 PM
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Default Re: Saw for cutting steel

Something strikes me as odd about the size of that Lidl one. I defo dont think its a 14" like the ordinary ones, could take 9"or 7" grinder discs maybe. just make sure it's not some oddball size that you can't get discs for.
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Old 10th February 2018, 05:38 PM
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It takes a 180mm disc ~ 7"
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Old 10th February 2018, 06:26 PM
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Default Re: Saw for cutting steel

In Thursday coming. That's what I wondering. At that speed would it eat abrasive discs. Is it just the same speed and size as there angle grinders.

Only have a Stihl consaw here which is too noisy for home shed/yard use. Not the neatest of tools either.

Would a angle grinder and a stand be as good as this yoke.

Like the look of the evolution chop saws alright but would like to see one working or get a review of someone who has one rather than go by the YouTube videos which can make rubbish look great at times. Seems to leave stock in good shape ready to tack up though.
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Old 10th February 2018, 09:07 PM
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It's more quality of the blade or cutting discs that matter.

A poor disc can make the best grinder shite
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Old 10th February 2018, 09:17 PM
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[quote=doctorchopper;3520891]
Originally Posted by Nareik
Would love a small bandsaw for cutting box iron, angle, pipe etc but dont have 300 spare.

Just for hobby and general occasional use.

My question is Lidl have a Parkside Chop saw coming in. Is the speed of it not very fast for cutting mild steel

Know it Parkside/Lidls but for occasional use???
https://www.lidl.de/de/parkside-meta...180-a1/p267107[/quote
not bad for 50euro , best thing with lidl is you can bring the bitch back any time under a year even in bits and you will get a refund
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Old 10th February 2018, 09:19 PM
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Default Re: Saw for cutting steel

Buy a evolution rage 2 saw. Uses a 355mm tct blade will cut up to 45 and will cut 100mm box iron at 45. I've done a hape of work with mine and still on the original blade. I've the price of the saw saved on abrasive discs
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Old 10th February 2018, 10:03 PM
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Originally Posted by corkgsxr
It's more quality of the blade or cutting discs that matter.

A poor disc can make the best grinder shite

bang on 100% same goes for drill bits etc
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Old 10th February 2018, 10:12 PM
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[quote=acdc;3520962]
Originally Posted by doctorchopper

not bad for 50euro , best thing with lidl is you can bring the bitch back any time under a year even in bits and you will get a refund
3 years bring back warranty on lidl/aldi stuff with original receipt.
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Old 10th February 2018, 10:16 PM
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Default Re: Saw for cutting steel

Originally Posted by corkgsxr
It's more quality of the blade or cutting discs that matter.

A poor disc can make the best grinder shite
This I know too well. Always buy good blades, drill bits, screwdriver bits etc

To be honest I like the look of these evolution saws. Low sparks and clean cuts. Ticking my boxes
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Old 10th February 2018, 10:42 PM
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Originally Posted by acdc

3 years bring back warranty on lidl/aldi stuff with original receipt.
mighty stuff once you have the reciept your set
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Old 10th February 2018, 10:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Nareik
This I know too well. Always buy good blades, drill bits, screwdriver bits etc

To be honest I like the look of these evolution saws. Low sparks and clean cuts. Ticking my boxes
try screwfix.ie think they sell them at good price or you can just buy a standard chop saw and buy the evolution type tct blade and fit it
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Old 10th February 2018, 10:55 PM
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[quote=acdc;3520979]
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mighty stuff once you have the reciept your set
staple it to your instruction booklet (you do keep them don't you ) or scan it and save as a pdf
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Old 10th February 2018, 11:23 PM
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Originally Posted by faz1
try screwfix.ie think they sell them at good price or you can just buy a standard chop saw and buy the evolution type tct blade and fit it
No the tct blade spins at half the speed as a standard abrasive saw.the tct blade will cut the steel and the cut will be cold to the touch straight away

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Old 10th February 2018, 11:31 PM
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Originally Posted by galway86
No the tct blade spins at half the speed as a standard abrasive saw.the tct blade will cut the steel and the cut will be cold to the touch straight away
This is exactly why I was asking in the first place.

Have a big old Dewalt chop saw that I could use if this was the case.

Think it just over 5000 or even 5500 RPM which is to fast for these blades according to Evolution anyway. would just destroy blade.

The Lidl one says it 7700 which seems from my reading to be very fast for the purpose it is made for.

I however am often wrong
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Old 10th February 2018, 11:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Nareik
This is exactly why I was asking in the first place.

Have a big old Dewalt chop saw that I could use if this was the case.

Think it just over 5000 or even 5500 RPM which is to fast for these blades according to Evolution anyway. would just destroy blade.

The Lidl one says it 7700 which seems from my reading to be very fast for the purpose it is made for.

I however am often wrong
I'm not home now to check but I think it spins at 12 or 1400 rpm around that. I've a Hitachi chop saw for wood as well but blades aren't interchangeable. You would buy the rage 2 for around the 200 mark and its fierce accurate compared to abrasive.I wouldn't buy the evolution tilt and slide saw for metal but the rage 2 is a drop down only and more sturdy
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Old 11th February 2018, 12:13 AM
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[quote=faz1;3520983]
Originally Posted by acdc

staple it to your instruction booklet (you do keep them don't you ) or scan it and save as a pdf
i always used scan the things and keep in the cloud now i just take a good pic of it and cloud again, tbh it has came in very handy on a few occasions
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