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Can You Cut Rebar With A Miter Saw?

Author: E. Silva (aka Mr. Awesome - The Niche Specialty Expert)

You can do this. Yes. It can be done. Now on this page, my aim is to write on how. Please read for more details ….

Now first of all, if you cut the metal straight down ( ideally at your perfect 90 – degree angle, but certain other angles can do just fine as well, depending on the item being cut and its size, length, etc ) , this can help make it much easier to later cut timber and such. Cutting rebar here is very possible and not too hard to do. It is typically ideal, of course, that you go with a miter – saw that is designed to do such a task ( and many online reviews, plus product marketing specs, like on sites like Amazon, can tell you which products can do it and which are best not to use for that, etc …. you could even read the “answered customer questions” on the product page of most Amazon items for better details ) . For example, if you use a carpentry – designed sort of miter – saw for this kind of task, then you will ( 9 times out of 10 ) damage it … uh – oh … no bueno, right? Yup …

Now, then, you want the right type of blade for this. I suggest a metal – cutting sort of blade. And you can get many kinds at the Home Depot. You could also forge your own, if you know how to take on such an endeavor and have the skills of a true blade – smith ( he he he he heh … forgive me … I think I play too much World of Warcraft sometimes, and my lingo sort of reflects it sometimes, I must admit, he he he he he heh ) .

But at the same time, you may also want to avoid using an ALL – METAL type of miter – saw, as, what you will find happening, is this — the sparks will start to melt the plastic away. No bueno. An abrasive sort of metal – cutting blade, in fact, is what you would actually need. Keep that in mind, too. I have been able to cut plenty of rebar most effectively this way, and what I have used for my angle grinder ( as a side note, if I may … ) is nothing other than a 4.5 - in one that properly mounts against an abrasive wheel ( a metal – cutting one, yes ) . You could also try a reciprocating saw that has a metal – cutting blade on it, too. It’s a viable ‘extra option’.

You could also try a hacksaw. But to sum things up, a miter – saw will work just fine, if it meets the conditions I just expressed. I hope this has helped “clear the mud” on the issue here. Now you know the truth! Thanks for reading.