Best Chop Saws

Best Chop Saws

When you’re sawing rebar, the loud noise of metal hitting is as loud as school bell. Steel is hard. You could use an angle grinder, a hacksaw, or even a torch to cut it, but an abrasive chop saw is a superior choice because it utilizes an abrasive disc instead of a saw blade, it has no teeth to get stuck and can plow through cast iron, steel pipe, chunky angle stock, or rebar.

With one of these saws, you could build yourself a mailbox post or you could construct a hot rod. We assessed some chop saws. We chopped a pile of steel tubing and through stacks of steel studs. Sparks flew, steel fell, and yes, we have a few winners.

Dewalt D28715

This was the one saw that allows tool-free blade change and it possesses a vertical spring behind the head, which makes it simple to move.

Porter-Cable PC14CTSD

It has fast cutoff times with just a little vibration.

Hitachi CC14SFS

The Hitachi was the most secure straight-handled saw and the simplest to use. The deflector houses sparks very good.

Bosch 3814

It’s smooth-running and has a wheel cover that offers unfettered access to the arbor bolt when needed.

Drill Master 61389

It’s got a few rough edges, sure, but it saws metal like a pro. And it’s quite affordable.

Craftsman 137.375630

The Craftsman’s strong points are a fast cut and a swing-away blade guard that offers good access to the arbor bolt. If you need transportability, this saw would be a great choice. Its weight distribution is solid, and the saw is easy to pick up and move with the top handle.

Milwaukee 6177-20

The Milwaukee is a sure and quick metal cutter. It’s rugged, easy construction make it the best for a construction site as well as a metal shop.

 

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