I am currently using a Dewalt 14" dry cut saw with the standard blade to
> cut 1/8" aluminum rectangle stock.
> When cutting I am hanging off the saw to put as much downward force to
> cut with every tooth but I still find the metal to be smearing. I then
> have to go back and file off the crap. I have not read of anyone else
> having this problem. My blade is very sharp and cuts galv pipe with > ease.
> Am I soing something wrong or should I invest in the Tenryu pro-cut non > ferrous blade.
> Pics to follow.
> - Mike
Buy a gallon of ZEP Big Orange, for about $25. It is a concentrated orange cleaner.
On ZEP's main page punch 0415 into the search window and it will come up.
Find your local ZEP distributor.
Pour some in a spray bottle.
Spritz the sides of the blade every few cuts and you will get shiny smooth cuts with no smearing or burrs.
It is the best cutting fluid I have ever used on aluminum, after 20 years of metal fab experience. Plus it has no water in it so it won't rust anything, and is non-toxic and just smells like oranges.
I use the stuff on my porter Cable 14" dry saw all the time.