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Thanks for that link Kris. I’ll have to check them out.


I couldn’t find anyone locally that would replace a shattered carbide tooth (don’t ask) on my hi end table saw blade. Had to send it back to the manufacturer in New Jersey.


I must have missed those guys.


Edit: They look like the real deal. They even do handsaws and specify them by type! I have a backsaw that I’d like to get touched up.

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I found this auxiliary table for the Dewalt saw interesting, but not at that price.



I wouldn’t think it would be too difficult to fab up something similar to preform the addded functions if you saw a need for them. Especially since the holes in the table don’t appear to be threaded.

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fyi, the saw is still going strong.


my only real annoyances are in the somewhat flimsy fence and hold-down clamp. IMO, the manufacture could make the whole assembly more precise without a ton of expense. mainly it's hard to keep a flat piece of steel straight against the fence when cutting at an angle. still very happy with the purchase overall.



i ended up going with a Dewalt DWA7747 66 tooth blade. it was about $110 last October and free shipping with Amazon Prime. I don't have any other experience with decent blades to compare it with, but it outlasted the blade that came with the saw already.


i've probably made nearly 100 cuts of various shaped 1/8" and 3/16" steel so far, and a few on 1/4". it's still working just like it was when new.



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this saw and the Dewalt blade are both still doing fine. the only real issue that has annoyed me after having had it for nearly 6 years is the fence/clamp. it's just not particularly solid, and more importantly, it tends to want to move out of adjustment everytime you clamp a workpiece down at an angle. i finally took the time to address those problems with some mods this week - more on that in a moment!



get your own!


i did notice that the Ironton dry cut saw has gone up in price to $470, currently on sale for $420. at that price i'd probably opt for the WEN CM1452 14-Inch Multi-Material Cut-Off Saw instead for $330 and free shipping (if you have Amazon Prime). it has more solid-looking fence and clamp. Or, now that i know how useful this type of saw is, i might would just pony up the $630 for the Dewalt DW872.





the first thing i did to alleviate the fence wanting to move was drill and tap 4 stops at 0, 15, 30, and 45 degrees. i picked up a small threaded male knob from Ace Hardware to use for those, making it completely solid and quick to set at common angles.




so for other random angles, i added external tooth style lock washer under the main fence pivot screw and the adjustment clamp to help grab hold of the fence better. that made things better, but it still wanted to move if i clamped something down very tight.


finally i just added a whole different clamping system by drilling three 5/8" holes in the base for use with a pair of BuildPro clamping pliers that i can borrow from my new welding table. this means the main clamping force is downward so the fence can just set the angle and not need a bunch of clamping tension on it.




the holes are spaced around so that the clamp will reach any piece up to 2" in width at pretty much any angle.




a while back i also picked up a Ryobi folding miter saw stand that was on clearance at Home Depot, it's pretty stout and i haven't had any trouble using it with this heavy saw (or my regular miter saw).


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an extra quick mounting base is only $30 and so i have one attached to both of my saws, and the rest of the stand folds up fairly compact.




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check this out, appears to be a "civilized" dry-cut chop saw without need for aftermarket or DIY table/clamp setups. i have no personal experience with it, but a quick search comes up with mostly positive reviews.





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