Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board

Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board (http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/)
-   Garage - Tools (http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/garage-tools/)
-   -   cutting square aluminum tubes (http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/cutting-square-aluminum-tubes-167424.html)

oldcpecdr 10-27-2009 06:57 PM

cutting square aluminum tubes
 
I need to cut some square aluminum tubing, 1 inch x1 inch thinwall. Any suggestions on how to use my chop saw or table saw to get nice square ends ? Will an abrasive disc clog ? Carbide tipped saw blade with lots of teeth work?

Thanks Mike B

NEW INTERIORS 10-27-2009 07:10 PM

Chop saw will work fine.. :thumbup:

540z 10-27-2009 07:13 PM

I'm in the process of building an aluminum boat and recently bought a 10" Chop Saw blade for cutting aluminum and non-ferrous metals at Home Depot. It was about 49 bucks. Be warned when you use it, wear eye and face protection, cause chips go everywhere!
TR

weirdbeard 10-27-2009 07:39 PM

You can actually use wood working tools to cut aluminum. A miter saw with a carbide combination blade will do a very good job. I have seen guys run sheets of aluminum through a table saw. Kinda scares me.

Do protect your face and eyes though.

NEW INTERIORS 10-27-2009 07:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by weirdbeard
You can actually use wood working tools to cut aluminum. A miter saw with a carbide combination blade will do a very good job. I have seen guys run sheets of aluminum through a table saw. Kinda scares me.

Do protect your face and eyes though.


When I ran a alum shop, We would cut alum sheet's with a skill saw all the time..With a good blade.. :D

I PROTECTION IS A MUST !!!!! :pain:

cboy 10-28-2009 07:27 AM

I use my DeWalt chop saw with a metal abrasive blade to cut aluminum tube without any problems. Incidentally, I also recently cut these 1/8" thick (and approx 16x20 dimensions) aluminum inserts for my upholstery project using a 4 1/2" angle grinder with a normal abrasive cutting blade.

And as others have noted...wear eye protection. I always use a full face mask myself...I don't like collecting metal particles in my fillings.

http://hotrodders.com/journal_photos...2554040621.jpg

oldcpecdr 10-28-2009 03:22 PM

Cutting Alum Tubing
 
Thanks all for the advice, headed out to the shop with safety glasses and a 10 inch abrasive disc..... we shall see what happens..Mike B

cboy 10-28-2009 05:39 PM

Somebody go check on oldcpecdr...he's not in from the shop yet!!!!!!

oldcpecdr 10-28-2009 07:31 PM

Worked great !!!
 
OK project worked out great....thanks for all the help..and the concern C-Boy :)

Mike B

oldcpecdr 11-03-2009 08:04 PM

Project Finished and installed
 
4 Attachment(s)
Thanks for all the suggestions, thought I should post the finished project..the prices I got for signs were RIDICULOUS...so I made up the frames and they came out ok...the acrylic was more of a challenge to cut then the aluminum..

Thanks again ...Mike B


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:44 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.