[TowerTalk] Pipe Cutters

Jeff Goldman k3dua at erols.com
Sat Dec 8 09:59:29 EST 2007

Aluminum is soft and what happens, over time, is that the small bits of 
aluminum build up in the open pores of the abrasive wheel and the 
forces involved will sometimes cause the wheel to crack and come apart 
- - and pieces of the wheel can go flying in many directions and you 
could be injured.  Definitely a no-no.  If you want to use a power saw, 
use a carbide tipped regular wood type blade, not the abrasive wheels 
that are for steel ONLY.

Jeff, K3DUA

On Dec 8, 2007, at 9:44 AM, Bill Turner wrote:

> On Fri, 07 Dec 2007 23:32:32 -0800, "Richard (Rick) Karlquist"
> <richard at karlquist.com> wrote:
>> Are you talking about an abrasive type blade?
>> Those are only for steel, not aluminum.
>> Rick N6RK
> ------------ REPLY FOLLOWS ------------
> Really? I have used an abrasive blade on my table saw to cut aluminum
> for years with no problem, but that does not mean it is the best
> choice. Please tell me why it is not recommended and what would be the
> best blade.
> Thanks,
> 73, Bill W6WRT
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