Can you cut chromed steel tube with a mitre saw?

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Can you cut chromed steel tube with a mitre saw?

Post by haggis999 » Wed May 20, 2020 10:53 pm

I'm about to take delivery of my first ever mitre saw tomorrow (a DeWalt DWS744), so I'm not yet fully clued up on the capabilities of such a tool. As you might expect, my primary requirement is for cutting wood, but would it also be possible to cut 32mm diameter chromed steel tubing? If so, is that likely to require a different type of blade than is provided as standard by DeWalt?

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Re: Can you cut chromed steel tube with a mitre saw?

Post by haggis999 » Wed May 20, 2020 11:20 pm

I can now answer my own question. Perhaps other mitre saws can cope with cutting steel tubing, but I've just noticed that DeWalt's description of the DWS744 states "Designed for wood cutting only and must not be used to cut any metal (Ferrous or Non Ferrous)".

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Re: Can you cut chromed steel tube with a mitre saw?

Post by 9fingers » Thu May 21, 2020 8:20 am

There are saws that look rather like mitre saws that will cut steel but run much slower with a specialist blades.
Look for cut-off saws. Many tend to cut non 90 degree cuts by changing the angle of the vice rather than swinging over the blade. Unusual to find one that does compound cuts.
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