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Old 08-11-2019, 09:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Milwaukee 2782 Metal Circular Saw

Does any body have one? Does it work as advertised? Blade life?

I have some projects that will require long rip cuts in 22g and another project that will have 18ft of cut in 10g. Will a this saw do it?

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Old 08-11-2019, 10:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have faith it would do the 10ga...

the 22 gauge it might warp it a little bit at the edge....

I don't have one, just have other metal saws.
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Wow that's spendy.

I have one, came in a kit with drill, impact driver, sawz all, light, 3 batteries, etc. I paid maybe $350-400 for the kit.

I didnt even realize it could do metal. Bought it around 2013 and just used it for wood. It never did well, finally got fed up and looked more closely at it "metal cutting saw" right on the label

I ended buying the proper wood cutting saw, works WAY better, go figure.

I used it on metal for the first time last week, cut 1/8" better than it cuts 1/2" plywood

Dunno how well it'd do on thicker, I have a plug in metal cutting saw, have cut 3/4" plate with that.

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blade availability?
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Put that on a worm gear saw and go to town on it. Make sure you cut straight. I've even clamped a guide to my sheet to run the saw against to keep it straight. Works well. Wear eye protection, and maybe even a face shield. Some ear plugs wouldn't hurt either. It sends out a shitload of hot little chips.
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Old 08-12-2019, 03:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
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It will go through 10 G without a problem. We use it the shop for simple straight cuts. Its noisy but works well. Blades are easy, amazon ebay or any retailer.
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For 10ga not a prob it will walk through it. 22ga is a bit light. If you set blade high and rip into a peice of wood backer maybe.

I just mine all the time, it cuts through 1/4" like its nothing, 1/2" and up you have to let it cut. The 9.0ah battery makes a big diff.


The cheap $30 blade seems to be holding up just fine in mine.
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got an old worm drive skilsaw I use a carbide blade in for eighth inch plus and a normal dull as heck plywood blade for thinner stuff

the thin stuff friction saws real well, the thicker stuff needs to be actually cut rather than melted as a 7.25 blade can't take that much heat input before it gets wavy

only downside to using the wood saw for it is that the chip guards aren't half as good. Wear welding leathers.

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I bet the neighbors can hear that thing!
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got an old worm drive skilsaw I use a carbide blade in for eighth inch plus and a normal dull as heck plywood blade for thinner stuff

the thin stuff friction saws real well, the thicker stuff needs to be actually cut rather than melted as a 7.25 blade can't take that much heat input before it gets wavy

only downside to using the wood saw for it is that the chip guards aren't half as good. Wear welding leathers.

I've made a pretty effective guard out of some foil tape and metal that stops a large majority of the chips. Just cant see what your doing and can't adjust the cutting depth.
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Thanks for all the feedback, I decided against buying it mainly due to the limited time that I would use it. I ended up using a circular saw with an old carbide tipped wood blade for the 22g and I just put the hand torch back on the plasma cutter for the 10g.

The circular saw did good until I tried a plunge cut in the 22g that killed the blade, broke pretty much all the carbide off. Finished the rest of my cuts that day with a 4.5" grinder and a cut off wheel which really wasn't that much slower since it was only 22g.
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I bought a refurbished Milwaukee from CPO. I have purchased many refurbished tools before and most of them looked brand new with all the dodads. This saw had no manual or blade and clearly had been used with metal shavings in the case and inside the blade housing. Lots of work scratches on the base. I called CPO and they sent me another one. Not much better looking than the first one but at least no shavings. CPO says they don't open the boxes to inspect them, that is how Milwaukee sends them out. I am a bit disappointed but IIRC it was only around 225 bucks to my door. Haven't tried it out yet
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I bought a refurbished Milwaukee from CPO. I have purchased many refurbished tools before and most of them looked brand new with all the dodads. This saw had no manual or blade and clearly had been used with metal shavings in the case and inside the blade housing. Lots of work scratches on the base. I called CPO and they sent me another one. Not much better looking than the first one but at least no shavings. CPO says they don't open the boxes to inspect them, that is how Milwaukee sends them out. I am a bit disappointed but IIRC it was only around 225 bucks to my door. Haven't tried it out yet
Did you get a battery and charger with it for that price? Home depot has them new with a 5.0 battery but no charger for $219.
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This guy works waaaaay better for sheetmetal...

https://www.harborfreight.com/14-gau...ars-68199.html
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Did you get a battery and charger with it for that price? Home depot has them new with a 5.0 battery but no charger for $219.
Oops I got the corded 8 inch version
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