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Old 5th January 2012, 07:31 PM   #1
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I've got this huge heatsink I've got left over from building my F5 amp.

Just wondering if it's possible to nicely cut this in half. I'd use the sides for a gainclone amp.
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Old 5th January 2012, 07:58 PM   #2
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If you are good with a hacksaw and have lots of stamina !!
Otherwise take it to a (metal) machine shop and ask them to slice it up for you.
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carbide is harder then aluminum. You can cut it on a table saw. Start with the blade close to the table and make multiple passes raising the blade a little each time.
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Old 6th January 2012, 06:33 PM   #4
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I used a compound miter saw to cut heatsinks and almost any aluminum Just use a high count teeth blade thats specific for cutting non ferrous metals like 100T
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Thanks. I might just sell the heatsink and my lm3886 chips.
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