How to cut large heatsinks?

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Those are large pieces... in metric 12.7 x 20.32 x 63.5cm...

I would use a chop-saw or a bandsaw with a metal blade...

Perhaps there is a local junkyard/salvage yard... where they might have a chopsaw...

Wouldn't take more than a few minutes and shouldn't cost much...

You could also try a highschool, if they have tech classes you could get a student to do it...
 
I used a Chop saw to cut a 12 in x 10 in Heatsink into 3 Parts, It was hard to get a proper straight edge when cutting but was able to grind the edges smooth with a grinding tool...Didn"t take long and was pretty easy...I suggest you put the Heatsink in a stable vice before attempting to cut....

Cheers
 
I didn't read the above thread, so I might be repeating, but I've cut heatsinks with:

a hack saw - works well, but maybe slow, and doesn't cut deeper than a few inches.

a masonry blade, in a table saw: worked quickly, straight cut, danger from sparks + sawdust. I assume you could put the blade in a circular saw too, but you've got to clamp it real well. I'd bet a diamond blade for cutting tile might work too.

I've even used a regular hand saw (for wood) one night when I was desperate. A reciprocating saw with a metal blade would work too..
 
I used a tile cutting saw with a diamond disk


Andy
 

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