I routinely cut aluminum bar stock , tubing and sheets using a carbide
tipped wood cutting blade. I don't do so exclusively, but when ever I need
to make a cut I do so, and so far I can say it's been with no damage to the
saw(s) I use. I use both a miter saw and a table saw to do this. Feed
slowly, and use eye protection and other common sense safety measures.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gary Schafer" <email@example.com>
To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, February 28, 2009 7:03 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Cutting aluminum
>>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
>> Rick N6RK
> Did you get their metal cutting chop saw or a regular saw for wood and put
> the metal blade on it?
> Gary K4FMX
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