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What would be a fair price for a very used Milwaukee 6370-20, metal cutting circular saw. One I looked at, seems to run OK, needs a new blade, and possibly a side/arbor bearing. They are asking $100 inc a molded case which is rough.

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Buy a decent circular saw and a metal blade. Unless you cut a shit ton of steel the metal specific ones aren't worth it to me. I use a metal cutting 5" blade in my Porter cable and it eats 5/16" steel for lunch.
 

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I dont know what a reasonable price would be but I do much much prefer the saw for metal vs. just putting a metal blade on a regular saw. All the shielding around the saw really makes it more tolerable to deal with the chips (they get everywhere as it is).

Shooting from the hip i'd say around 125-175 for it being pretty beat up.
 

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There's one local to me for $200, barely used. This thread is tempting me to go buy it.
 

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Everyone said that about the shielding but I didn't notice much of a difference going from a metal cutting saw to the Porter cable. And the Porter cable cut faster and had more power. I suspect it has a higher blade speed. The chips sucked and got everywhere with the metal cutting saw, and all the shielding only served to gather them up and drop them in front of the saw where they totally obscure the line you're trying follow. The Porter cable scatters them a little more but at least they aren't in the way.

The best part is you can buy a new half decent circular saw and a kick ass metal cutting blade for less than the price of a used metal cutting saw. And cut wood with it on the 364 days a year you don't need a metal cutting saw.
 

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Buy a decent circular saw and a metal blade. Unless you cut a shit ton of steel the metal specific ones aren't worth it to me. I use a metal cutting 5" blade in my Porter cable and it eats 5/16" steel for lunch.
Everyone said that about the shielding but I didn't notice much of a difference going from a metal cutting saw to the Porter cable. And the Porter cable cut faster and had more power. I suspect it has a higher blade speed. The chips sucked and got everywhere with the metal cutting saw, and all the shielding only served to gather them up and drop them in front of the saw where they totally obscure the line you're trying follow. The Porter cable scatters them a little more but at least they aren't in the way.

The best part is you can buy a new half decent circular saw and a kick ass metal cutting blade for less than the price of a used metal cutting saw. And cut wood with it on the 364 days a year you don't need a metal cutting saw.
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I use a regular saw and never had a problem. On thin metal, I have been known to use a standard saw blade with reasonable results.
 

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Which metal cutting blades are you guys buying and having good luck with?
Here's one option
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/shop-tools/933359-lennox-metal-cutting-circular-saw-blade.html

I have to disagree w others above & say the chip tank does a lot.

Furthermore from the thread above Milwaukee blades are ~.070 while the Lennox is reportedly .125. Coming from a machinist's standpoint, I'll take the narrower kerf, less friction, tool doesn't work as hard etc.

But you can't argue w results and if the thicker blades are working, fine.
 

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I have had great success, using a good Milwaukee saw, with a carbide blade on Aluminum plate. The trick is to lay the metal on wet grass and then set the blade to slightly cut into it. Cools, lubricates, and deadens the noise. Make sure the elec grounds are working!!! Awesome!

Now I have dead grass because of the drought. :shaking:

I cut a 4" x 4" x 8' 6061-t6 lengthwise on my Shopsmith table saw. It was a PITA to keep spraying it with WD40. I could slow the blade way down which was perfect. Home Depot Carbide tipped meatl cutting blade with several teeth. Noise was horrific for about 20 minutes.
 

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