I use mine with the supplied cutting blade. I use it to shorten rifle and shotgun stocks for recoil pad installations. I have never had an issue with chipping or splintering! The saw cuts metal and wood very easily. I have not tried the saw on finish cabinet work, but I believe it would be more than adequate!
Yes, you can run the saw using a standard 15 amp outlet. The saw is a 15 amp saw. Thank you and have a great day!
The only thing that locks the slide is the knob on the right rail that can be screwed down to lock the slide. Make sure it is loosened and also make sure that the electric cord allows the proper travel length.
It really depends on how many cuts you will be making. If you only have a couple of cuts to make ,you can use the blade that comes with it. ( multi-purpose ) . If you have a lot of cuts to make they sell a dedicated blade for cutting steel. I've used the MP blade to cut a few dozen horseshoes and haven't had a problem yet.
It cuts 11ga (1/8/“) well. Thicker metal dullz the blade. Cuts wood great!
I think you will be fine , but it's always good to have a spare blade especially if you are away from your shop. I think you will be very happy and surprised with how well this saw works. The only thing that is a little weird is when you mark your cut and line it up with the laser as you bring it down to make your cut the laser light moves to the right the closer you get to the material the further it will move. I used the template they give you to line up the laser but it still did it. Your cuts will be straight but I would not rely on the laser use a square and pencil to mark your work. I hope this helped best of luck .
I would not use a chop-type saw for this size solid rod. Anything over 1/2" would be best cut with a band saw.
Yes, but make sure you cut outside as it will generate quite a bit of dust..
Hi Tanner, I would not use and abrasive blade in this saw. It turns a lower RPM for use with toothed saws and blades that are designed for cutting metals at this lower RPM range. A ferrous/steel cutting blade that is designed for this type of saw would be the call. Hope this helps.
The Rage3 does have a laser.