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Cold Saw Review: MK Morse CSM14MB

Updated on October 24, 2013

The Best Cold Saw on the Market


If you have been using an abrasive chop saw to cut metal you will find using a cold saw to be a much easier option. You won’t have all of the sparks or the noise and most importantly you can make a nice clean cut which means that you will not have to spend time grinding after you have finished your cut.

The one downside of a cold saw of course is that they are very expensive and for a lot of people this does make it hard to justify buying one. If you do a lot of work with metal however you will quickly find that the time saved is well worth the extra money.

The MK Morse CSM14MB is widely regarded to be one of the best cold saws on the market, this review will take a look at whether that is really true or not.



Things I Like About the CSM14MB


The best thing about this cutoff saw is the power that it has; it is easily the most powerful chop saw on the market. Not only does it have plenty of power but that power is delivered at low RPM's for very high torque, ideal if you are cutting metal. The motor runs nice and smoothly so you can get through even the toughest material without a lot of effort. The smooth running motor also helps to keep the noise down.

The first time I used my MK Morse saw I was shocked at how few sparks there were and how little noise there was during a cut. This is of course something that all cold saws claim and compared to an abrasive saw it is true for all of them. However compared to other cold saws this one produced remarkably few sparks.

There was also remarkably little heat when cutting, the metal barely got warm. Again it was far better than any metal saw I have ever used in this respect.

The other thing that I really like about the MK Morse saw is the quality of the cuts that it provides. You can make cuts that are very accurate and smooth. If you have been using an abrasive chop saw you will be shocked by the difference. Even compared to other dry cut saws the quality of the cut is excellent.

Things I Didn't Like


As one of the top cold saws on the market it should come as no surprise to learn that there is not a lot to dislike about the MK Morse. The only real complaint that I have is that it does not offer a tool less way to change blades or to adjust the vice. This is not a huge issue as it does offer the advantage of providing a more secure vice. It does however mean that it takes longer to change the blade or to get the vice locked. It also means that there is the risk that you will lose the tool although there is a place that you can keep it on the bottom of the saw to reduce the risk of this.

Whether a quick change blade or quick lock vice is something that you want on your saw is something that you are going to have to decide, just be aware that they are not available one the CSM14MB.

Should You Buy the MK Morse Cold Saw?


There is no getting around the fact that the CSM14MB is an expensive saw. Once you get past the sticker shock however and assess the saw on its merits you will quickly find that it is money well spent. The time it will save you on your work in itself makes it worthwhile.

The big question that you have to consider before you decide whether or not to buy this saw is whether you will actually use it enough to justify the price. If you will then the decision is an easy one, this is a great saw that you will get years of use out of. For the professional this is definitely the saw to consider. Whether a do it yourselfer will get enough use out of the saw is more difficult to determine so this is something that you will have to decide for yourself.


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