Craig D. Smith wrote:
> For my antenna projects and other ham puttering I have a semi-frequent
> to cut aluminum stock as well as PCB material, occasional brass, etc. I'm
>for filing and other finishing.
> I'm restricted on space, so don't want/need anything really big or
> Thinking in terms of 2 ft square or less benchtop space. So what are your
> suggestions? Small bandsaw? Any other ideas? What do you use?
> Also, what type of blade is recommended and what kind of blade life should
> Craig AC0DS
I bought an inexpensive miter saw from Harbor Freight and
equipped it with a non-ferrous metal cutting carbide blade from McMaster
Carr. The local stores only had ferrous blades. I also ordered
a bar of cutting wax for the blade. Don't try to cut dry.
I have made hundreds of cuts in irrigation tubing and the blade
is still as good as new. The miter saw doesn't take up much
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