Proxxon KGS 80
The Proxxon KGS 80 is a powerful piece of equipment that uses a 3-1/8-inch, carbide-tipped blade to slice cleanly through non-ferrous metals. Its circular base insert rotates 45° each way to accommodate opposite-angle cuts.
With a considerably smaller footprint and price tag than many of its alternatives, the Evolution Rage4 is an option that might appeal to artists and hobbyists looking for an option that’s suitable for light-duty applications – in lieu of a manual hacksaw.
The 14″ Porter-Cable PCE700 is affordable and lightweight without sacrificing dependability, making it great for home hobbyists. It works on any type of wood, and includes a 45-degree left angle, but it does take some time to get through thicker metals.
The Bosch 3814 comes with a 14-inch, 35-grit, aluminum-oxide wheel that can do 3,900 rotations per minute when the tool isn’t under load. It has a storage spot for its wheel wrench built into its base, so you don’t need to worry about losing it in between uses.
The Makita 2414NB is a well-regarded model that can tackle up to 4-1/2-inch round stock with no issues, and it has a lock-off button to prevent it from starting up accidentally. It’s an affordable and effective choice that’s backed by a one-year warranty.
MK Morse Metal Devil
The MK Morse Metal Devil has a low-speed, high-torque, 1,300-RPM motor for providing quick, consistent movement through even the toughest of metals. The teeth on its blade dissipate heat, reducing sparks and leaving edges cool to the touch.
Backed by a 90-day, money-back guarantee, the DeWalt D28730 weighs 35 pounds, and its included 14-inch wheel has a maximum cutting depth of five inches. It comes with a wrench for blade changes, and a locking vise to secure materials as they’re being cut.
The Makita LC1230 is a 42-pound tool that makes quick work of metal cuts. Its carbide-tipped blade won’t wobble or wander and will last much longer than a basic, abrasive wheel, while its handy shavings collection tray helps keep your workspace clean.
The Ridgid 614 comes with an 80-tooth, carbide-tipped blade that’s suitable for slicing through ferrous and non-ferrous metals, and wood and plastics as thick as 5-1/8 inches. It’s a dry-cut model that requires no oiling during operation.
Metabo HPT CC14SFS
Boasting a two-kilowatt motor that generates a no-load speed of 4,000 rotations per minute, the Metabo HPT CC14SFS is a 14-inch offering with a fence that can rotate 45 degrees in either direction. Its D-handle has a ribbed, rubber grip, for user comfort.