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Angle grinder/chop saw

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:00 am
Author: Jake
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

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:37 am
Author: Naspc
What a ingenious tool and then price is pretty low. On my radar.

Re: Angle grinder/chop saw

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:46 am
Author: Jake
I ordered one.

Re: Angle grinder/chop saw

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:49 pm
Author: mark75
I tried to roll-my-own ... difficult, and had unsatisfactory results.
I may order one.
let us know how it goes.

Re: Angle grinder/chop saw

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:56 pm
Author: Jake
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.

Re: Angle grinder/chop saw

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:58 pm
Author: Naspc
Jake wrote:I ordered one.


Nice.

Re: Angle grinder/chop saw

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:04 pm
Author: nanno
These are (undoubtedly) awesome. Can't replace a bandsaw, but it's a very useful tool at times.

Re: Angle grinder/chop saw

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:42 pm
Author: Cusstout 1100
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.

Re: Angle grinder/chop saw

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:35 pm
Author: Jake
That bites !

Re: Angle grinder/chop saw

PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:23 am
Author: Naspc
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?!

Re: Angle grinder/chop saw

PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:01 am
Author: Cusstout 1100
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.

Re: Angle grinder/chop saw

PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:08 pm
Author: mark75
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.

Re: Angle grinder/chop saw

PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:33 pm
Author: Jake
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.

Re: Angle grinder/chop saw

PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:50 pm
Author: Jake
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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