Yeah- that is starting to sound like where I am at.both.
My first saw long ago was the Wilton 4X6 Hor/Vert version of what is now usually seen made by Rong Fu or even cheaper chinese versions. Started a fab business using it, it cut a LOT of steel tubing and aluminum plate/bar. Have since bought a used DoAll vertical, new 12X9 horizontal, have a big chop saw and a DoAll C70 waiting to be comissioned and used, out in the warehouse. I bought a proper cold saw, rebuilt it and used it a little bit, it's now out in the warehouse in the hopes it will be needed for real some day. I'm now a machine shop, that little 4X6 Wilton is still in the shop 45 years later and get used frequently for small onesey twosey parts, just because it does what it does very well, and is more convenient than any of the other saws.Band saw, band saw, band saw.
Piece of oak or titanium or steel-same blade, same saw.
If you are almost all stainless/steel then a wet abrasive saw. They cut super clean and swing for mitering easily.
The saw I posted above is such. Exactly. Accura 01079.If I could find a good quality bandsaw to replace it, that was easier to set angles on and was waist height, I'd buy it.
DON'T mess around, JUST GET IT!! accuramachinetools.com no affiliation, but seriously, don't waste a second deliberating.
haha! my apologies for sounding like one.There we were having a perfectly nice time and a SALESMAN shows up to spoil the fun!
Just kidding- I do that’s that as a strong endorsement for the mitering BS option.
Pulling away from the Accura- is that largely equivalent to the Femi made saws rebadged by Dake and Hem?
I have no problem with Taiwan machines as I have some excellent ones in the shop.
I guess I need to take the offerings apart to the important bits- gear box type, motor type and hp, clamp type, blade guides, coolant pump etc etc
I have a job coming in with lots of polished small angle in 316 to cut and weld up so would like to have something in the shop soon- fussy boat work so plastic liners on the vise etc.
I need a saw that will chop 90's and 45's etc clean and square so I can drop right over to the tig work without much more than a debur.