WHAT TO CHOP?
Cutting tools are one of the most basic necessities each woodworker or workshop owner needs to have. Because of the nature of their job, hobby, or work, the need to have something to be able to separate and create materials is what a chop saw is precisely made for.
Wood, Metal, Plastic, Alloys. These are but just some of the materials that chop saws can cut through to design them for their purposes. Other stronger stuff may also be cut, depending on what the worker needs.
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WHAT DOES A CHOP SAW DO?
Basically, it’s a robust mechanical spinning saw made to cut at a 45-degree angle. It works far greater than a crude old saw that was once used to cut manually (and usually with the help of two or more men.) Developed to lessen the effort needed to cut and increase productivity with the least amount of labor and employees to be hired.
Fixed on a base and positioned at a strong angle to facilitate easy cutting, a chop saw can cut even the strongest of materials depending on its quality. This is why it is much favored by the industrial community and designers alike.
PROS AND CONS
There is much to be favored in using a chop saw. However, there also are a few drawbacks that may need a bit of attention. Overall though, this is a very powerful tool to add to your arsenal, even a must-need for all the best builders and workshops as claimed.
• Usually hard to move once installed properly
• Only cuts at one angle (45 degrees)
• Needs at least one person to operate
• Requires a proper location and safety gear
• Requires a power source (Not really a con, but it does need one contrary to a manual saw)
Special thanks to Miter Saw Corner for the information.