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    Our Res-q-Jack rep came in last night and brought a different rescue saw with him.

    It looks like a large skil saw. It had a sealed motor to keep chips out, was geared higher than a skil saw. My understanding is it came from the metal working industry, maybe steel roofing? There are a couple companies who make them, including Milwaukee.

    We cut up one car with it. It was amazingly fast and easy to use. It didn't throw very much debris at all (it had an integrated dust collector that worked pretty good). We observed 2 or 3 sparks on a couple of occassions. The cuts were cool to the touch and relatively burr free.

    We really liked the depth control. It was really easy to adjust the blade so that it cut through the metal without extending into the passenger compartment very far. One of our smaller female firefighters, who struggles with a sawzall was able to make cuts easily. She liked it a lot.

    Watching it, I was thinking it might be a nice addition to the toolbox to go along with our reciprocating saws. Especially on something like a bus rescue.

    Has anyone else here used this saw before? Can you think of any drawbacks or causes for concerns?

    If you have one, is it used frequently or do you save it for special occassions?

    Trying to gather information. We would like feedback from other departments about it though so we can get a better feel for what kind of priority we should place on it.

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    If it's the Evolution Saw then there was some good discussion here:
    http://forums.firehouse.com/showthread.php?t=64093

    Also you can see
    http://www.evolutionpowertools.com/

    There is also the "Slugger" from Jancy Engineering Co
    http://www.jancy.com/index.cfm?fusea...roducts&cat=21

    Some info on the web suggest that Jancy was the originator of the Evolution but I can't 100% confirm that.

    the Milwaukee 8" Metal Cutting Saw (Model # 6370-20 or 6370-21 for the "kit")
    http://www.milwaukeeconnect.com/weba...173_189345_362

    and a Northern Tool "House Brand"
    http://www2.northerntool.com/product-1/200313572.htm

    and several others - try a google search for metal cutting circular saw
    Take Care - Stay Safe - God Bless
    Stephen
    FF/Paramedic
    Instructor

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    • #3
      The link to the forum discussion was helpful.

      It provided the input from other departments we were looking for, thanks.

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