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myinhousebigdog

12:59AM | 01/20/03
Member Since: 01/18/03
14 lifetime posts
Hello, Please answere this for me....
**When cutting the following, please let me know of what special cuuting tools will be needed and what kind of blades will also be needed? Thanks!
<<Diamond Plate 1/8"
>>Aluminum sheet
<<Thin tin sheet
**Can any of these be cut with a JIG SAW?
Thanks!

monahan

03:53AM | 01/28/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
3 lifetime posts
I have a bosch jigsaw that I use to cut alot of metal with. I have cut sheets of aluminum, angle iron and tread plate. It beats the tool up a little bit but is a cheap alternative to buying a $1000 plasma cutter.
Good Luck

rpxlpx

05:15AM | 01/28/03
Member Since: 03/13/00
1674 lifetime posts
I don't know anything about diamond plate, but for the thin tin, why not use a pair of tinsnips?

Bazooka

10:10AM | 02/19/03
Member Since: 12/12/00
7 lifetime posts
I think HD has a circular saw blade made for cutting metal. It grinds more than it cuts.

CIWS

02:28PM | 02/25/03
For the thinner metal, you can always use a circular saw with an old blade turned backwards. It's extremely loud, but it cuts like butter.

mini me

04:51AM | 03/02/03
Member Since: 12/09/02
66 lifetime posts
you can also buy an abrasive blade for a circular saw...it gets kinda messy but it cuts like butter...plus it will work for pretty much any type of metal you want to cut...you can find them at any big box store by the angle grinders



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