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 Post subject: Mini Metal Chop Saw
PostPosted: Jan Sun 12, 2020 1:40 am 
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I had brought this about five years ago. So as I am getting ready for the long evening's in the shop after work. I decided to make a base for it. I am getting ready to build a few item for the shack. So have a way to cut aluminum stock is going to make the projects easrier.

Edit: The blades are metal.

Update: 01-18-2020. Spent the last three evening cutting, drilling to make a small 2U chassis for a radio project. I had plenty of sheet aluminum on hand. But it is too thick to bend on my brake. So I went with flat panels, and angel aluminum. The rack mount is for mounting up two small power supplies. Got a few of these from the scrape bin at work. I have to drill eight more hole and mount up swaged Pem Nuts so I can remove the top cover. Once the Pem Nuts are installed, work will start on the front and rear panels. Hope to have the project complete by next weekend.

NOTE!!. If you have a Tractor Supply near by, they carry 1/2" X 1/2" X 48" stock. $5.49 each.


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 Post subject: Re: Mini Metal Chop Saw
PostPosted: Jan Sun 12, 2020 3:29 am 
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OOPS :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Metal Chop Saw
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Nice table Jeff. I bought a similar cut off saw a couple years ago for the same sort of thing. I've used it a few times to cut some angle and bolts, and it works OK.

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Metal Chop Saw
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Have you tried to open metal canned capacitors with it? It's hard to get a straight cut with a dremel tool or hacksaw.
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 Post subject: Re: Mini Metal Chop Saw
PostPosted: Jan Sun 12, 2020 3:53 pm 
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So have a way to cut aluminum stock is going to make the projects easrier.

Cutting aluminum with a cutoff saw (abrasive blade) can be problematic. The blade just loads up with aluminum and refuses to cut. I use a saw bade for cutting aluminum.

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Metal Chop Saw
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I use a Harbor Freight circular cutter which has a sort of sanding cutter. It seems able to cut nearly anything, as long as you aren't seeking precision.

Mine is only a 3" size and the discs cost less than a buck. I have used it on wood, plastic, steel, brass, and aluminum.


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 Post subject: Re: Mini Metal Chop Saw
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pauls.ironhorse wrote:
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So have a way to cut aluminum stock is going to make the projects easrier.

Cutting aluminum with a cutoff saw (abrasive blade) can be problematic. The blade just loads up with aluminum and refuses to cut. I use a saw bade for cutting aluminum.


Looks like the OP is all set and good to go!

https://www.harborfreight.com/power-too ... 42805.html

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