I often use my sliding compound mitre saw to cut aluminium and brass bar
But I have a 100 tooth carbide tipped nonferrous metal cutting blade for
it and I rub a candle along the cut line or drip some kerosine on the
metal as a lube for the blade for aluminium .
I think a 24 tooth blade would be way too dangerous on thin aluminium.
I know of others who use thier woodworking table saws to cut aluminium
sheet , but have a blade with plenty of teeth.
Don't know about in the UK ,but some of the chain hardware stores here
in Aus. sell Irwin brand saw blades for cutting non ferrous metals.
I have also used my hand held wood router ( before I got a milling
machine)to cut slots in aluminium up to 6mm thick using cheap carbide
tipped router bits and again candle wax or kerosine for a lubricant .
Works pretty good in a pinch .
"I'm not young enough to know everything."
Cutting aluminum sheets and bars isn't the problem since I have a
miter saw with 7" blade and a table saw with 10" blade made
specifically for alu. It's these particular pieces of alu, they are
1"x1", flat on only one side, not allowed to cut from above (can't use
miter saw) and the table saw produces a ragged cut. Trying to get a
near finished cut in one pass. The 168 or 230 teeth blades for the
Proxxon may just do the trick. Thanks!
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