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    Quote Originally Posted by Rambozo View Post
    In case anyone is on the fence like I was, this saw is on sale for $199 with free shipping until the 19th. You need the link from their email to get that price. I'll post a review after I get it. Just tired of all the abrasive saw grit and burrs, etc.

    This LINK might work if you don't have the email.
    Rambozo did you grab a spare blade when Northern had them on sale for $65 about a month ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerry View Post
    Rambozo did you grab a spare blade when Northern had them on sale for $65 about a month ago.
    Nope, I missed that. I'm still working on the original blade. I was thinking I might try a top shelf blade next time. I usually find that blades are one place it pays to get the good stuff. I also plan to try a few different grinds when it come time to sharpen this blade. I worked out a profile for low rpm cold saws with my local saw shop that was amazing. Not sure if any of that will apply here, but I'm willing to try. I have done a few mods to the saw, that I will post one of these days. But I think I need to do one more to take up a little excessive thrust play in the arbor. I still really like the saw, and use it all the time. Still need to make a stand, I bought one, to save time, but it was just too lame to use. Sure wish I could get the same one I have my abrasive saw on. Funny thing, Home Depot doesn't sell the same stuff they did 20 years ago.
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    So, What is the Verdict on the Northern Cut Off Saw? I sure could use one. I looked at the local HD. Saw the Dewalt. I do like the Handle. I am considering either a Makita or Dewalt brand. I have had good experience with Makita. Cant find one locally to compare it. I know Bosch is known for good stuff as well.

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    Still very happy with mine. For what I do it's a good match. If I was working it hard everyday, I might go with a Milwaukee or a Bosch. However, I couldn't justify that expense for light use. Since I am the only one using it and I tend to take care of my tools, it's more than enough saw for what I do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Depdog View Post
    Scratch the last comment, apparently Northern is killing off their brand stuff in favor of "Klutch" brand items. I'm guess it's just their stuff in a rebrand. None of the GA stores have the Northern Industrial Tools Dry Cut Metal saw in stock. Its still on the site though.

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    Resurrecting the dead... But if anyone is following. I don't see Northern brand or Klutch brand now. There is a new brand Ironton that is the next generation of tool for Northern. Interesting to see, almost all the saws I looked up, if they were abrasive saws they had about 2 or 2-1/2 stars. But the cold saws were about 4-1/2 stars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rambozo View Post
    Still very happy with mine. For what I do it's a good match. If I was working it hard everyday, I might go with a Milwaukee or a Bosch. However, I couldn't justify that expense for light use. Since I am the only one using it and I tend to take care of my tools, it's more than enough saw for what I do.
    If you are happy with yours stick with it. I looked at Milwaukee, Ridgid and Dewalt. All seem to have dropped their quality. Ridgid has a lifetime warrantee. If you fill out all the warrantee info. I think I will give the evolution a try.
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    Here are some of the changes I made to the saw.
    The fixed vise jaw was not quite square to the table so I re-machined the base perpendicular to the face and bored the pivot hole parallel to the face and a close fit to a shoulder bolt. This way it pivots with no slop, so I can someday add a stop for 90 and 45. For now I just set it with a speed square.





    Added a gooseneck clamp LED light from IKEA, and a cast iron handle from McMaster Carr.





    It's too bad they stopped selling this saw. The current version looks bogus with many parts now made from pressed sheet metal instead of cast iron.
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