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#1 TheWalkingGolfer

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 08:01 AM

Looking to get a cut off saw for both graphite and steel shafts to replace my bench grinder which doesn't seem to do as well on steel shafts.

Currently between these two


https://www.harborfr...-saw-61204.html

https://www.homedepo...T8005/206347734


People on here say the Harbor Freight model is fine but I am hesitant to go with that one. On the other hand I usually only do a handful like 10-20 shafts a year so I don't know if it's necessary to go with the larger tool. My main worry is the power 15 amp vs 5.5 amp when cutting steel shafts.


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#2 Smokey227

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 08:11 AM

I have the 6 inch cut off saw from harbor freight and it has no issues cutting steel shafts.
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#3 TheWalkingGolfer

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 08:33 AM

View PostSmokey227, on 14 August 2018 - 08:11 AM, said:

I have the 6 inch cut off saw from harbor freight and it has no issues cutting steel shafts.

Thanks for the vote of confidence. I'll grab one on the way home today.

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 08:40 AM

View PostTheWalkingGolfer, on 14 August 2018 - 08:33 AM, said:

View PostSmokey227, on 14 August 2018 - 08:11 AM, said:

I have the 6 inch cut off saw from harbor freight and it has no issues cutting steel shafts.

Thanks for the vote of confidence. I'll grab one on the way home today.

I've got that same model as well. I recently picked it up and used it to cut down the shaft on my Scotty Mid Sur putter. I used it to cut the shaft, and then gave it a quick filing to de-burr the edges. Worked like a charm. I used a 20% off coupon and knocked the price down a bit.

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 09:06 AM

I too have the harbor freight saw. I wouldn't hesitate to buy it, it works perfectly for a hobbyist club builder. Like hookem mentioned, they have a 20% coupon right now as well.

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 09:26 AM

Thanks all. Guess I'll try my luck at Harbor Freight first.

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 09:33 AM

I use a simple manual shaft cutter for steel:
https://www.golfwork...t-cutter/p/stc/

And for graphite I use:
https://www.golfwork...k-saw/p/gw1080/

Both cut their respect shaft in <15s. Unless you own a shop or do dozens of builds per week I think it's a waste of money to not use these simple tools.
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Posted 14 August 2018 - 11:48 AM

View PostSmokey227, on 14 August 2018 - 08:11 AM, said:

I have the 6 inch cut off saw from harbor freight and it has no issues cutting steel shafts.

I have the same saw, it’s perfect for home use

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 12:04 PM

Took a shopping trip on my lunch break and it ended costing me $36 after the coupon.

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 01:21 PM

Set up a vacuum system .  It'll save your lungs if you cut a lot of graphite shafts.
I use an old shopvac  to collect dust.


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Posted 14 August 2018 - 01:23 PM

View Postwkuo3, on 14 August 2018 - 01:21 PM, said:

Set up a vacuum system .  It'll save your lungs if you cut a lot of graphite shafts.
I use an old shopvac  to collect dust.

Great minds think alike. I have a shop vac hose rigged up behind the wheel to try and suck up as much dust as possible.

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 01:27 PM

I guess I rough it with vice, hack saw (fine tooth) , and file.

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 06:56 PM

View PostZ1ggy16, on 14 August 2018 - 09:33 AM, said:

I use a simple manual shaft cutter for steel:
https://www.golfwork...t-cutter/p/stc/

And for graphite I use:
https://www.golfwork...k-saw/p/gw1080/

Both cut their respect shaft in <15s. Unless you own a shop or do dozens of builds per week I think it's a waste of money to not use these simple tools.

Those two tools cost $19 combined. The Harbor Freight saw costs $36 on sale. Itís not exactly a huge savings.
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Posted 14 August 2018 - 07:11 PM

The harbor freight one will Work great. I’ve had mine for over three years
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Posted 14 August 2018 - 07:35 PM

4 in grindr works great....with cut off wheels....dont need a table or to mount it either
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Posted 14 August 2018 - 07:43 PM

I had the harbour freight chop saw but it broke, it was pretty old when I got it though. I’m back to the hack saw now :)
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Posted 14 August 2018 - 07:45 PM

Harbor Freight works great, have ton a lot of steel and graphite with it, no issues at all
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Posted 14 August 2018 - 08:09 PM

Iíve done 4 or 5 cuts already and way easier and better than my bench grinder.

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