I want to upgrade my shaft-cutting tools and was thinking of a relatively inexpensive miter saw, something from, say, Harbor Freight. I want to use it on both steel and graphite. What sort of blade should I get for the job? Thanks!
If you can find a blade that is preferably no more than .083″ thick that is the right diameter and type, then I don’t see why you couldn’t use a miter saw. The problem is finding that blade in the right type and size. Needs to be the same type of blade that we sell for our 6″ chop saw, or our other saws. No teeth, smooth edge, aluminum oxide or similar material. Norton makes similar smaller wheels which are preferable to larger wheels, but they also have larger wheels that could work. Difficult to find 10″ are larger wheels with the right edge and thickness. That is why we offer the saws and wheels we do that are ideal for cutting steel and graphite shafts.
A mitre saw is kind of overkill for golf shafts. The only blades I am aware of are metal and you wouldn’t want to use them to cut shafts.
A cut-off saw (chop saw) is more reasonable, and the 60 grit wheel will do the job, but I prefer finer. Both available at Harbor Freight.
Golfworks used to have them on the website, but I can’t locate them these days.