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    Default Cut-off saw

    What brand do you have? Pros Cons? What blades do you have for your cut-off saw? Which blade do you leave on you saw when storing it? Our's just broke and needs to be replaced. Thanks for the help.
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    K12 and K950 on the truck, one with a Warthog, the other an abrasive disk. One k650 on our rescue pumper with a Warthog. All in all we're pleased with the partner saws.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFDACM02 View Post
    K12 and K950 on the truck, one with a Warthog, the other an abrasive disk. One k650 on our rescue pumper with a Warthog. All in all we're pleased with the partner saws.
    What all can the warthog cut?
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    K12 and K950 - Abrasive

    Chain Saw - carbide
    HAVE PLAN.............WILL TRAVEL

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNFF319 View Post
    What all can the warthog cut?
    It's our basic ventilation blade for anything but membrane or covered metal decking. Good from asphalt shingles over wood, good for wood floors, good on all types of siding. Thin sheet metal is no real issue. This has a very aggressive tooth/design with a large kerf which prevent it from getting tight in the cut. We used to run standard carbides but these have taken their place for our roof ops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFDACM02 View Post
    It's our basic ventilation blade for anything but membrane or covered metal decking. Good from asphalt shingles over wood, good for wood floors, good on all types of siding. Thin sheet metal is no real issue. This has a very aggressive tooth/design with a large kerf which prevent it from getting tight in the cut. We used to run standard carbides but these have taken their place for our roof ops.
    Sounds like a great ventilation blade. It can't handle thicker metal like window security bars?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TNFF319 View Post
    Sounds like a great ventilation blade. It can't handle thicker metal like window security bars?
    No, it's mainly designed for softer materials like wood and shingles. The light metals like most blades are fairly easy due to their lack of mass. We'd definitely switch to the metal disc for bars, roll gates (we have maybe three!) or metal clad structures. This is why we carry two saws each set up differently on the truck co. The Rescue pumper carries the vent blade in case the truck is delayed or a second vent saw is required, we rarely use the metal blade for extrication due to the other quieter, less messy options available.

    Here's a link to their site: http://www.thewarthog.com/thewarthog/warthog.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFDACM02 View Post
    No, it's mainly designed for softer materials like wood and shingles. The light metals like most blades are fairly easy due to their lack of mass. We'd definitely switch to the metal disc for bars, roll gates (we have maybe three!) or metal clad structures. This is why we carry two saws each set up differently on the truck co. The Rescue pumper carries the vent blade in case the truck is delayed or a second vent saw is required, we rarely use the metal blade for extrication due to the other quieter, less messy options available.

    Here's a link to their site: http://www.thewarthog.com/thewarthog/warthog.html
    Thanks for the help. We can't afford two saws so I am trying to find an all around blade. The wharthog sounds great for what we do most of the time. What brand metal cutting blade do you use?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TNFF319 View Post
    Thanks for the help. We can't afford two saws so I am trying to find an all around blade. The wharthog sounds great for what we do most of the time. What brand metal cutting blade do you use?
    We just get the standard metal/abrasive wheels from the local welding supply company.

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