Just got my 14" gas saw a few weeks ago so I'm new at this for cutting sheet metal and some angle iron with it. Have gone through three 14" reinforced composite blades very quickly. One had a chip on the outer edge as large as a quarter within a few seconds of use. The second blade shattered within a few seconds of use also. The last one lasted only couple of minutes before it shattered too. If the blade nicks on a piece of sheet metal then it exploited - very dangerous. Those blades don't indicate if its for the stationary chop saw or handheld gas saw. Who makes good blades for cutting steel with the handheld gas saws? How often do blades shatter or am I doing something wrong?
I have some 14" diamond blades, some for dry and some for wet concrete cutting. It would cut embedded rebars in concrete but could it be used just for metal safely?