cutting tools

krnuttleJuly 18, 2013

I have a reoccurring task to cut 1/16 X 1/2 stainless steel or Aluminum. stock. They must be cut into 1" lengths. I am currently using a hacksaw to make the cuts.

Today I got a flyer from Harbor Freight that advertised a Multifunction power tool, a 3" cut-off tool, and reciprocating saw, all about $20.

What would be the best tool for this job.

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bill_kapaun

I would think for the aluminum, a hefty, sharp cold chisel & 4 lb. sledge. (and good aim)

    Bookmark   July 18, 2013 at 5:41PM
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loger_gw

In my opinion the Cut Off Saw at Harbor Freight (at the address below) would be most ideal for this job and others larger. The 1/8â thick X 14â dia wheel last good for accurate metal cuts. The smaller blades works good on skill saws but w/o the good base and vise for production work. A smaller saw will be best for this present job.

To be honest, a good pair of Wiss or etc tin snips should do your job w/o the dust, noise and danger.

http://www.harborfreight.com/catalogsearch/result?q=chop+saw

    Bookmark   July 18, 2013 at 5:45PM
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