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    A bigger hacksaw

    Woodworking requires a fair amount metal working. Cutting metal would be easier with a bigger hacksaw. I've been thinking about making one with a blade 16" long and 3/4" wide. I should be able to get a nice selection of blades from a bandsaw blade supplier. Any suggestions on the frame would be appreciated.

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    You could probably start with a meat saw frame like this. https://www.waltonsinc.com/equipment/saws

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    Look at powered hacksaw blades. I made a bowsaw and used them for the blade. I beleive most use a 17" blade, or they did when I made mine.
    Last edited by Lee Schierer; 01-06-2018 at 4:06 PM. Reason: fixed wonky text

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    Thanks Walt,
    I will order one of those.

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    I have found that the easiest way for me to cut metal is to use a Sawzall with a long hack saw blade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Mann View Post
    I have found that the easiest way for me to cut metal is to use a Sawzall with a long hack saw blade.
    I've found the easiest method is a horizontal metal cutting bandsaw.................Rod.

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    There are lots of people who have recip. saws. It took me a while to realize this is often a better option than using to a hack saw. I was hoping my experience might help some dummy like me. On the other hand, not very many people have a horizontal metal cutting band saw at their disposal and the ones who do probably don't need anyone to suggest it.

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    power hacksaw cn be had for pretty cheap these days. less then a bandsaw and blades are cheaper.
    Bill

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    I took a tree trimming bow saw & a piece of an old band saw blade to make a larger hack saw.
    Not my idea, Got it from a metalworking/welding site.

    Doug
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    You could use a drag saw with the teeth formed for metal cutting.
    Bill D.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PC0ym8B3zWg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod Sheridan View Post
    I've found the easiest method is a horizontal metal cutting bandsaw.................Rod.
    Bingo! Horizontal bandsaw cannot be beat.

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    I have all the cutting tools... What I use most is 6"cut off wheels.

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