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Old 25th August 2013, 02:59 PM   #11
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Or go to Harbor Freight and get the cheap right angle grinder with a thin 4" cut off wheel that will butter right thru it.
hmmm... smaller blade might flex less. I used a 125mm (5") disc.

Experience have so far with the angel grinder is that multiple passes work better than one single cut. Maybe I could try to hing the angle grinder under the table. And then use a spring to apply pressure on the angle grinder.
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I wish I had one (or even known about it) for cutting my cast iron gutters and downpipes.
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Old 26th August 2013, 04:29 AM   #13
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One question that comes to mind is how to keep the powdered metal and small chips away from the bearings of the circular saw. If you do a lot of metal cutting with it there may be a case for mounting the "rotary hacksaw" blade in a cheap saw and accept the fact that you'll discard the saw periodically (possibly while the blade is still quite serviceable.)

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@DEQ+TheEnd ,
you can use a straight edge piece of wood or metal to cut a straight line....
line it up in parallel to the target line cut and guide the edge of the jigsaw with it...
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you can use a straight edge piece of wood or metal to cut a straight line....
line it up in parallel to the target line cut and guide the edge of the jigsaw with it...
Well, that was my hope to. You can see the result from that exercise on the top picture. The saw blade seems to have a mind of it's own. I'll say it will not pass a drunk test
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well in that case look for a shop that has this guillotine shear, that should work...
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I tend to cheat. I go to our local industrial estate and in the engineering departments the guys there will cut my sheet metal on the guillotine for the price of a beer or two.
Saves all the hassle and wasted time ... and sticking plasters on my finger ends!
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I tend to cheat. I go to our local industrial estate and in the engineering departments the guys there will cut my sheet metal on the guillotine for the price of a beer or two.
Saves all the hassle and wasted time ... and sticking plasters on my finger ends!
He he . Just tried that this week. One sheet of 2mm aluminum 1x2m 95$ + 25% tax. Work cost cutting this to my specifications (simple strait cuts) estimated to $400 + 25% tax.

Next time I buy the bear first, then I ask
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WOW!
For that sort of cost you could buy a second hand guillotine and do it yourself in the garage!
See fleabay Sheet metal guillotine
That was within 5seconds of looking but the links don't work!. There are loads to choose from.
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that's highway robbery.... $400 + 25% tax

i could build a very good tube amp with that money...
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