Abrasive wheel replacement for HF cut off saw?

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Abrasive wheel replacement for HF cut off saw?

Post by B y r o n » Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:54 pm

So, I've picked up my HF cut off saw and getting ready to start making some brass. In my reading I came across a comment about the OE blades not lasting more than maybe 100 pieces of brass. Now that is a low number to me but I don't have the experience to say different. So I started to look for a better blade. What I ran across were NORTON 2" x .035" x 3/8" Cut Off Wheels.

Has any tried these or any other replacement blade for the 2" cut off saw? What was you experience with any of the available options?

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Re: Abrasive wheel replacement for HF cut off saw?

Post by bangbangping » Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:02 pm

Every now and then, a reviewer is FOS. :lol:

Haven't tried a cutoff wheel, but the original blade that came with the saw has so far done over a thousand cases plus other odd jobs I use it for. I'd say wait until you actually have a problem before trying to fix it.

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Re: Abrasive wheel replacement for HF cut off saw?

Post by dellet » Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:13 pm

There were a fair amount of complaints about that when the cartridge was new and a lot of people were buying those saws.

The fix was to flip the blade around so the teeth were cutting the right direction :cry:
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Re: Abrasive wheel replacement for HF cut off saw?

Post by Omega » Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:15 pm

Yea, my blade went through at least 2k cases before I swapped it out for a better blade, and it wasn't because the OE blade was bad. Unless you simply want a better blade, I would stick with the originals, and they aren't that expensive either.
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Re: Abrasive wheel replacement for HF cut off saw?

Post by B y r o n » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:14 pm

dellet wrote:There were a fair amount of complaints about that when the cartridge was new and a lot of people were buying those saws.

The fix was to flip the blade around so the teeth were cutting the right direction :cry:
OK, pulled mine out of the box and double checked the blade rotation. Looks like I'm good to go!

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Re: Abrasive wheel replacement for HF cut off saw?

Post by B y r o n » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:17 pm

bangbangping wrote:Every now and then, a reviewer is FOS. :lol:

Haven't tried a cutoff wheel, but the original blade that came with the saw has so far done over a thousand cases plus other odd jobs I use it for. I'd say wait until you actually have a problem before trying to fix it.
Omega wrote:Yea, my blade went through at least 2k cases before I swapped it out for a better blade, and it wasn't because the OE blade was bad. Unless you simply want a better blade, I would stick with the originals, and they aren't that expensive either.
Thanks guys! When I bought my saw I also bought the 3-blade replacement pack. I just figured that if these were going to be sub par that I'd find a replacement. Looks like that won't be for some time now.

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