Re: Cutting aluminum with miter saw
- Kam, I have cut much thinner aluminum with the same saw you are talking
about. I wounldn't do it again, the size of stuff you are talking
about cutting WILL grab and be very danguous. Please think about doing
another way. best of luck Martin
--- In GrizHFMinimill@yahoogroups.com, "kn592" <kn592@...> wrote:
> Hi guys,
> I need to cut 2.5" thick 6061 aluminum block. I was thinking to use a
> 7 1/4" Craftsman component miter saw that I have which comes with
> carbide blade.
> Question: Do you guys recommend to use the miter saw?
> Does the carbide blade good enough to cut aluminum?
> The picture on the box shows cutting woods
- --- In GrizHFMinimill@yahoogroups.com,
>hi RPM would work great. Not So. The bit didn't get away on me but the
> I was using my table router last week and i'll be damned if the router
> bit worked itself loose from the chuck somehow and flew across the barn
> a few feet. Worst part was it ruined the work piece and i had to start
> over again. I too, once tried the router method, thinking that the
whole cutting action was not near as good as using the 7 1/4" skil
saw. I also use a 2" angle aluminum piece with "C" clamps as a
guide.Try it out and you'll be quite pleased with the results. Just
cut with patience at reasonable depths and you'll be a believer.