IRWIN Tools Metal-Cutting Circular Saw Blade, 12-inch, 60T (4935558)

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  1. Dawoodster says:
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    So far so good, November 25, 2012
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    Dawoodster (Menifee, ca United States) –

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    This review is from: IRWIN Tools Metal-Cutting Circular Saw Blade, 12-inch, 60T (4935558) (Tools & Home Improvement)
    Bought as a replacement blade for my Makita LC1230.I got the saw used, so I don’t have experience with a new Makita blade to compare to. The old Makita blade still cut ok, but it has “grabbed” a few pieces on me so I wanted to see if a new blade would help with that. I do a lot of woodworking and Irwin has always been a good performer, not super high quality but above average in my experience. That previous experience with Irwin and the price point of this blade factored greatly in to this purchase. I haven’t cut gobs of metal yet, but my initial cuts in some 1/4″ and 1/8″ angle iron were fantastic. Chatter-free, controled cuts, with a darn-near mirror finish. Like the title said, so far so good. If my opinion changes with continued use, I will update this review.

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  2. HillJack Senior says:
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    as an update to this review i am lowering my assement of this item., May 5, 2015
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    Note that i am comparing this blade to the one that came with the Makita saw . No comparison, this blade leaves a much heavier burr on the cut piece. A burr that compares to the Makita blade after we had cut maybe five hundred pieces. This blade started off with that so I am a little leery as to how long this will last us. We cut inch and a half .095 wall DOM tubing, a lot of it. Each day a batch of 60 parts are cut. That’s 300 plus cuts a week. The last blade lasted 2 months, and the only reason it gave up the ghost is a piece of angle iron I was cutting got loose and the blade flung it a bit and chipped several teeth. Long story short, I am ordering a new Makita blade soon. This one will do the job for now but I doubt it’s ability to last. I will update in a few weeks… if it lasts. I have no problem eating crow if it comes to that. Lol.

    UPDATE: NO Crow for me. Sadly, it looks like i was right. This blade is not going to make it. I already ordered a new makita. Just two weeks into it and it is already noisier and cutting slower and with more sparks than the makita ever did. I will keep the Irwin as a back up blade but i hope i never have to use it again. It leaves a huge burr on the workpiece that must be sanded off with the belt sander. Not acceptable at all. This blade might be ok if you are a hobbyist, but for a production shop like mine.. no way. I don’t need extra steps added to my schedule. and that large burr is an extra step. Not to mention the horrendous noise, far more than the makita, and when you can get the makita for 99 bucks and free shipping the small savings on the irwin simply does not make any sense, and the makita will outlast this Irwin two to one.

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  3. Chris says:
    2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Works, March 13, 2013
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    Chris

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    This review is from: IRWIN Tools Metal-Cutting Circular Saw Blade, 12-inch, 60T (4935558) (Tools & Home Improvement)
    Before purchasing this blade I had never used a circular type blade to cut metal (besides cutoff wheels). It almost lasted until the end of my project. I was mostly cutting [A-500 Structural Steel Handrail Pipe 1-1/2″ SCH 10 (1.90 OD X .109 wall)] and some smaller tube/pipe. Made about 35-45 cuts before it died. I switched to a 12inch cutoff wheel (much cheaper $10 or so) but I was still glad i started with the reviewed product. This blade made much more precise cuts (speedier too), and left the metal much cooler. This was nice because I was using a miter saw to make the cuts which was made for wood. The hot sparks from the cutoff wheel caused some damage to the plastic parts on the saw, this blade caused little to none from heat.

    Make sure you wear long sleeves/gloves ect. I started out with short sleeves and safety glasses (duh), and soon found the experience painful. Even goggles aren’t a bad idea. The pieces aren’t hot but they are decent size chunks and can get stuck in you’re skin. Got one in the cheek :(.

    If you’re going to use a miter saw for cutting with blades other than advertised for miter saws make sure you check the RPM rating. This blade was rated for 1800 RPM. Miter saw spun at 4000. Used a router speed control to turn it down. Worked fine, just some metal pieces stuck in the small spaces. Blow gun got most out.

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