Cut mild steel bar with miter saw?
I need to make several (~ 25) cuts on 1018 steel bar. One size bar is .5" X 1.5" and the other is .625" X .625". I've used a sawsall but find it too hard to get a clean square cut. I've also tried a bimetal ferrous metal blade on my 14' woodworking bandsaw (Jet) but without success : it cuts for a few seconds and then the blade dulls and stops cutting. I don't know if the speed is too fast or something else?
I've decided to try to use and old Delta 10" miter saw with an abrasive chop saw blade. Should this work? I'm not too worried about shortening the saw life but don't want to do bodily injury to myself.
Any other suggestions?