Cut off saw for steel and graphite shafts

TheWalkingGolferTheWalkingGolfer Members Posts: 361 ✭✭
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.harborfreight.com/6-in-55-amp-cut-off-saw-61204.html



https://www.homedepot.com/p/General-International-15-Amp-14-in-Metal-Cut-Off-Saw-BT8005/206347734





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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  • Smokey227Smokey227 Members Posts: 829 ✭✭
    I have the 6 inch cut off saw from harbor freight and it has no issues cutting steel shafts.
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  • TheWalkingGolferTheWalkingGolfer Members Posts: 361 ✭✭
    Smokey227 wrote:


    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.
  • cvhookem63cvhookem63 Fujikura Ventus Experience ETXClubWRX Posts: 4,668 ClubWRX
    edited Aug 14, 2018 #4

    Smokey227 wrote:


    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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  • coreyhrcoreyhr Lafferty, Daniel Members Posts: 414 ✭✭
    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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  • TheWalkingGolferTheWalkingGolfer Members Posts: 361 ✭✭
    Thanks all. Guess I'll try my luck at Harbor Freight first.
  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16 Members Posts: 7,173 ✭✭
    I use a simple manual shaft cutter for steel:

    https://www.golfworks.com/hand-held-golf-shaft-cutter/p/stc/



    And for graphite I use:

    https://www.golfworks.com/mini-extension-cutting-hack-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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  • dbdorsdbdors Houston, Clear Lake areaClubWRX Posts: 1,734 ClubWRX
    Smokey227 wrote:


    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

    Woods: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero 8*, Fujikura Ventus 6, stiff: TM M5, 13*, Diamana Thump 75, stiff
    Hybrids: TEE CBX 3H (20d), 4H (22d), Kuro Kage Silver Hybrid 80, stiff
    Irons: TM M6, 5-GW, Accra 80i, stiff
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  • TheWalkingGolferTheWalkingGolfer Members Posts: 361 ✭✭
    Took a shopping trip on my lunch break and it ended costing me $36 after the coupon.
  • wkuo3wkuo3 RELEASE Members Posts: 3,800 ✭✭
    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.
  • TheWalkingGolferTheWalkingGolfer Members Posts: 361 ✭✭
    wkuo3 wrote:


    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.
  • Mikey5eMikey5e Members Posts: 724 ✭✭
    I guess I rough it with vice, hack saw (fine tooth) , and file.
  • snoilr1snoilr1 Members Posts: 507 ✭✭
    Z1ggy16 wrote:


    I use a simple manual shaft cutter for steel:

    https://www.golfworks.com/hand-held-golf-shaft-cutter/p/stc/



    And for graphite I use:

    https://www.golfworks.com/mini-extension-cutting-hack-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. It’s not exactly a huge savings.
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  • kchasekchase Members Posts: 191 ✭✭
    The harbor freight one will Work great. I’ve had mine for over three years
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  • dunndunn Members Posts: 6,361 ✭✭
    4 in grindr works great....with cut off wheels....dont need a table or to mount it either

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  • PigemsPigems Members Posts: 10,882 ✭✭
    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 image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
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  • TheBIIgCatTheBIIgCat ClubWRX Posts: 1,445 ClubWRX
    Harbor Freight works great, have ton a lot of steel and graphite with it, no issues at all
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  • TheWalkingGolferTheWalkingGolfer Members Posts: 361 ✭✭
    I’ve done 4 or 5 cuts already and way easier and better than my bench grinder.
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