|11-03-2009 08:04 PM|
Project Finished and installed
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
|10-28-2009 07:31 PM|
Worked great !!!
OK project worked out great....thanks for all the help..and the concern C-Boy
|10-28-2009 05:39 PM|
|cboy||Somebody go check on oldcpecdr...he's not in from the shop yet!!!!!!|
|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
|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.
|10-27-2009 07:52 PM|
When I ran a alum shop, We would cut alum sheet's with a skill saw all the time..With a good blade..
I PROTECTION IS A MUST !!!!!
|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.
|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!
|10-27-2009 07:10 PM|
|NEW INTERIORS||Chop saw will work fine..|
|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