The band saw is the way to go when it comes to cutting metal.The
sawsalls and jigsaws are simply too fast to produce a clean accurate
cut. The inexpensive table top models will do a credible job if setup
properly with the right blade.
On Sat, 2002-07-20 at 21:29, Mike Wetzel wrote:
> Thanks for all the past help, one last question.
> My sawzall type saw quit working on me a few months ago (burned up the
> rotor, not replaceable) and I want to invest in a saw that can cut 3/8" x 8"
> aluminum plate. In the past the sawzall evidentially got me through it,
> albeit not the best (kind of wore through it). I have a small 3" x 6"
> cutoff saw but this cannot (no matter how you rig it) cut the 3/8" x 8"
> plate. Kind of hard to justify spending $500 or more on something but does
> anyone know any other saw that might do the job? I've looked at cheap band
> saws at Menard's, Lowe's and Homedepot and I doubt if they will do it even
> with a fine pitched blade. Any suggestions?
> Mike W9RE
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