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#1 Kmac1 OFFLINE  

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Posted November 12, 2014 - 02:28 PM

I have a 14" Evolution metal chop saw and it is time for a new blade, so while in NAPA the other day I picked one up.  The price they displayed was $99.00 which is what I have paid in the past.  Got my bill and it was priced at 149.95.  Since I had not taken time to install it yet I took it back and told them i wouldn't pay that much. 

 

Just wondering what GTtalk members have paid for those types of saw blades.  Thanks Willie



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Posted November 12, 2014 - 03:37 PM

I don't have a chop saw but we sell them here at work. I can check to see what we sell them for. Are they all the same other than diameter? Don't know if there are different arbor sizes or not.


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Posted November 12, 2014 - 03:48 PM

5/8 or 3/4 I will call home and find out and let you know.  Thanks Willie



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Posted November 12, 2014 - 04:19 PM

I just checked and we carry two arbor sizes in 14" cut off blades. One is a 20mm arbor and sells for $16.00 and the other is a universal arbor which sells for $11.10. 

 

The universal arbor has knock outs for different sized arbors.


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Posted November 12, 2014 - 05:26 PM

You must be talking about the "Dry Cut " type of saw blade for that price. It uses a 14" metal blade instead of the 14" abrasive wheel type of blade used on traditional chop saws. Priced a couple blades here and they were 99 to 129$


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Posted November 12, 2014 - 06:15 PM

Yes it has teeth not abrasive



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Posted November 12, 2014 - 06:41 PM

Thats about what I pay..I use them to process wild boar and deer.



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Posted November 12, 2014 - 06:58 PM

I will check tomorrow on the price for the metal blades. Probably going to be right inline with what everyone else is pricing.


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Posted November 12, 2014 - 07:40 PM

Ok thanks.  I can see paying the 100 for it, thats what they have always been, but 150 is unreasonable IMO.


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Posted November 13, 2014 - 09:25 AM

This is slightly off topic, but I wanted a chop saw for the longest time after getting my welder.

 

I started looking around and I ended up find one on kijiji, is was a delta and 20 bucks cheaper than a new one at Princess Auto.

 

I drive out this farm, middle of no where with my daughter (4yrs), the guy selling the saw was retiring off the farm, we went to the workshop and its just packed with tools, but it didn't seem like a regular farm shop. 

 

We got to talking, turns out his hobby was building 1/5th scale airplanes. He had 2 photo albums we ended up going through, crazy the planes he built. Replicate bombers with lawn mower engines, crazy. I was there for almost 2 hours,

 

At the end of it, he gave my daughter a wood carving , one of many he had done over the years.

 

I loaded the saw into the back of the avalanche, he came out with 3 more blades for it, said "you might as well take these." I had no idea they're worth 100 bucks a piece.

 

Anyway, just reading this and it tripped my memory of Bill, and my afternoon in his shop.

 

P.S. - his career? He was teacher , hair dressing college for 35 years, LOL, could build an airplane in his backyard and was a barber by day.


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Posted November 13, 2014 - 09:59 AM

I just checked again and what Napa wanted is way cheaper than what we are asking here. There is a 72 tooth blade which is $170 and there is a 90 tooth for $240. That's crazy LOL.


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Posted November 13, 2014 - 01:25 PM

Thanks I found one in Oklahoma city for 89.00 didnt ask how many teeth but I think i will  go check it out.  Thanks again  Willie



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Posted November 15, 2014 - 10:46 PM

I use the abrasive blade & can usually get them at Harbor Freight for about $6. I do not know how long a metal blade would last, but would think the number of abrasive needed to equal a metal blade would still be cheaper. Is there something special or better for using a metal blade. 

 

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Posted November 16, 2014 - 06:10 PM

It s high rpm like a abrasive blade, but as soon as you get it cut you can touch it bare handed and it is not hot.  Cuts much faster and if you don't strike the metal fast but ease into the cut the blade will last and last and last.  I think the one I need to change out is 2+ years old and even though it still cuts good, it is missing 1/3 of its teeth which to me poses a danger if it catches the metal and binds up.  Willie


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