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PostAuthor: Jake » Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:00 am

I’ve been looking at YouTube videos and all types of designs and plans for turning an angle grinder into a mini chop saw.

Some are very nice, some primitive, some all metal, some plywood. The metal ones are harder to make, but more durable. A sliding saw would be a nice feature too.

Today, I found an angle grinder holder that makes the aforementioned types less attractive. Sure there is a certain level of satisfaction in making your own, and one would think it would be cheaper.

Buying the steel I need to make one, and the time I would spend, not to mention aligning everything perfectly, ( frustrating at times ) doesn’t begin to compare to the one offered by Northern Tools.

Currently it’s offered at Northern’s web site and EBay for $18.99 + free shipping.

Do I need one often ? No, it just beats using a reciprocating saw or hacksaw for the times I do, and I already have the angle grinder.

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Re: Angle grinder/chop saw

PostAuthor: Naspc » Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:37 am

What a ingenious tool and then price is pretty low. On my radar.
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Re: Angle grinder/chop saw

PostAuthor: Jake » Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:46 am

I ordered one.
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Re: Angle grinder/chop saw

PostAuthor: mark75 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:49 pm

I tried to roll-my-own ... difficult, and had unsatisfactory results.
I may order one.
let us know how it goes.
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Re: Angle grinder/chop saw

PostAuthor: Jake » Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:56 pm

mark75 wrote:I tried to roll-my-own ... difficult, and had unsatisfactory results.


YouTubers make it look somewhat straight forward. What they don't tell you is how many times they had to build the contraption to get it right.

Before I ordered, I checked Harbor Freight, they don't have anything.
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Re: Angle grinder/chop saw

PostAuthor: Naspc » Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:58 pm

Jake wrote:I ordered one.


Nice.
1982 Virago xv750 In progress
Currently running with a stock XV750 Carburetor done
Front End conversion: YZF R6, forks, woodcraft clip-ons D12 grips, throttle, brake and clutch levers done
Acewell 3915 speedo & tach: done
Starter: Box'O'Rocks - Dr. Virago Pete Fix, New Grounds, Clean Carbs and Fresh Batterydone
4 brush starter: Arrowhead SMU0072 done
Air Box to Pod Conversion done
ACCEL Super Coil 140408BK & New Plug Wires with NGK Caps done
Autolite ap63 Spark Plugs done
Ballistic Lithium Ion Battery Evo2 12v done
Lithium Ion Battery Compatible Rectifier Regulator 14-409 done
Grounding Mod done
SirDocWolf 2nd Gen rear wheel conversion 150/90/15 done
BareBone Wiring Harness with Motogadget M-Unit, M-swithces and mini M-swithcesdone
Realm Ram Mono Shock done
New Rear Wheel hugger (Fender) Planning Stage
New rearset mounts Planning Stage
Carbon Fiber Tank cover Planning Stage
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Re: Angle grinder/chop saw

PostAuthor: nanno » Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:04 pm

These are (undoubtedly) awesome. Can't replace a bandsaw, but it's a very useful tool at times.
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Re: Angle grinder/chop saw

PostAuthor: Cusstout 1100 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:42 pm

I was all set to order until I found out that freight to Canada would be $35 U.S.D. by USPS...or if I wanted it quicker, somewhere over $135. I'm trying to source the same one in Canada.
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Re: Angle grinder/chop saw

PostAuthor: Jake » Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:35 pm

That bites !
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Re: Angle grinder/chop saw

PostAuthor: Naspc » Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:23 am

Cusstout 1100 wrote:I was all set to order until I found out that freight to Canada would be $35 U.S.D. by USPS...or if I wanted it quicker, somewhere over $135. I'm trying to source the same one in Canada.


Geez, WTF?!
1982 Virago xv750 In progress
Currently running with a stock XV750 Carburetor done
Front End conversion: YZF R6, forks, woodcraft clip-ons D12 grips, throttle, brake and clutch levers done
Acewell 3915 speedo & tach: done
Starter: Box'O'Rocks - Dr. Virago Pete Fix, New Grounds, Clean Carbs and Fresh Batterydone
4 brush starter: Arrowhead SMU0072 done
Air Box to Pod Conversion done
ACCEL Super Coil 140408BK & New Plug Wires with NGK Caps done
Autolite ap63 Spark Plugs done
Ballistic Lithium Ion Battery Evo2 12v done
Lithium Ion Battery Compatible Rectifier Regulator 14-409 done
Grounding Mod done
SirDocWolf 2nd Gen rear wheel conversion 150/90/15 done
BareBone Wiring Harness with Motogadget M-Unit, M-swithces and mini M-swithcesdone
Realm Ram Mono Shock done
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Re: Angle grinder/chop saw

PostAuthor: Cusstout 1100 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:01 am

Not uncommon for us Canucks to sometimes pay double the value of a small or low priced item for freight. Add to that the cost of duty and taxes when it crosses the border, the $0.75 value of our dollar, and it's often enough to give up on a purchase unless its something you really need. FedEx is usually the worst; I was somewhat surprised to see USPS being this high on this item, I guess the weight might be the culprit in this case.
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Re: Angle grinder/chop saw

PostAuthor: mark75 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:08 pm

CONUS gets that, too.

not unusual on-line to find S & H charges as much or more than item --- like bottle of ink ~$8 then shipping ~ $10-12 [unless I buy 3]

makes ya kind of appreciate the old brick-and-mortar stores even more.
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'82 - XV750

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and --- Any day above ground is a good day.
so Laissez les bon temps roulez ... just roll safely

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Re: Angle grinder/chop saw

PostAuthor: Jake » Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:33 pm

UPS dropped it today.

When I get some free time away from other things that need done, I'll open it and put it together.
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Re: Angle grinder/chop saw

PostAuthor: Jake » Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:50 pm

Ok, caught up a little.

Put it together just a few minutes ago. The plastic guard is a little cheesy, may not even use it.

I haven’t tried cutting anything yet, all I have is grinding wheels.

I’m using a Cummins angle grinder, you guys that ever saw the traveling tool sale know what I’m talking about.



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