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cutting tools

Posted by knuttle z7bnc (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 18, 13 at 16:21

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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RE: cutting tools

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

RE: cutting tools

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 1/8” thick X 14” 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.

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