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[Towertalk] Cutting Plate?

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Subject: [Towertalk] Cutting Plate?
From: (Tom Rauch)
Date: Sun, 21 Jul 2002 06:52:40 -0400
> 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.

We use a large table saw with a carbide blade to cut thick soft 
metals. It works perfectly on aluminum.

We cut a lot of aluminum angle that is 6061T6 3/8th thick, cutting 
two sides at once. We get nice smooth square cuts and blades last a 
long time.

73, Tom W8JI 

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