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Re: meat eater

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Post by kmorin » Thu Aug 27, 2015 1:20 pm

John,
that brake on the Metabo looks like a good feature, I think the Makita Hypoid gear saw has the brake and it sure helps knowing there won't be any accidental nips when you let off the trigger. The blade you show could be stacked two or three deep and avoid one of its design features' impacts. The gap between teeth is pretty wide so they could grab, the little Diablo blades have more teeth and less gap so I've found they but pretty well in a 4" saw- their intended use!

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Kevin Morin
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Re: meat eater

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Post by goatram » Thu Aug 27, 2015 2:47 pm

Kevin will you post a website showing the blade that you use.

I found this one but it does not show the 4" blade.
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Re: meat eater

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Post by kmorin » Thu Aug 27, 2015 4:07 pm

John, this is the blade I'm using, but there are some differences from their posted photo. I see small cuts in the blade blank itself-the ones mounted on my tool. I don't see those little curvy cuts in the photo but the blade spec is right. Also the carbide in the online image seems much larger than the carbide inserts in the blades on my meat axe?

http://www.diablotools.com/products/product/D0436X

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Re: meat eater

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Post by goatram » Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:24 pm

I purchased the three blades to try. Thanks Kevin:beer:
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Re: meat eater

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Post by Goingfishing » Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:24 am

I will try to post a photo of the blades I use, they are TCT negative pitch blade designed for alloy cutting. They are designed to only cut when they are feed into the material minimising grabbing and jumping out. But I will only use these blades in a air grinder or the better I found is a hitachi cordless grinder, it has more torque then the air but when it bites the grinder stops and will only restart after it is switched of and turned back on.

But a thin cutting wheel is just as dangerous. The other night I cut off a couple of tags on a bracket reached over my other arm to put the grinder down, I just bumped my forearm with the blade. 1 vein, 2mm cut into the bone, 10 internal stiches to put the vein back together and 6 more stiches to pull it closed after 1 and 1/2 hours of pulling out bits of alloy.
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Re: meat eater

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Post by kmorin » Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:58 pm

Hey-SUSE! Christos!!!! GoingFishing I guess we all have some clear picture post of why this tool gets called the Meat Axe!!!....?
ANYONE... READING THIS THREAD.. please take NOTICE; if a full time tradesman, fabricator and boat builder can 'nick' himself to the tune of severed veins and bone notching.... this tool is BAD-A** :deadhorse: and needs to be treated with extreme care!

going fishing, hope this heals without complications, and you're back to full capacity in that hand in due course?

Thanks for posting, hope this gets the respect it deserves in regard newbies thinking this tool is for casual use and single blade versions can be freely wheeled without the guard..

If you want my advice- reader of the Forum- use three blades like I show to keep from digging in, and NEVER , NEVER reach across your hands with this tool!

Cheers,
Kevin Morin
Kenai, AK
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