How To Cut Aluminum Angle. This weakens the aluminium and creates a fracture line. This series is sponsored by aircraft spruce & specialty.
First, it’s essential to ensure that your angle grinder is powerful enough to cut through the metal. If your are going to do another cut, clean up the chips that are on working surfaces of the saw. Aluminium is softer then some of the timber we cut.
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Cut Aluminum With Your Miter Saw.
Mark both outside faces of the angle. Position the cutting wheel at a 90 degree angle to your cut mark. Place the blade backward and quickly slide it across the soffit for a nice, quick cut.
If You Want To Keep The Aluminum All Pretty, Run Some Tape Along Any Surfaces That Contact The Metal To Avoid Scratching.
Circular saw w/ a carbide tipped blade ($50+) 11 more images. Aluminium dust can be toxic and in the right environment aluminium dust can be explosive, for this re. Unclamp the work and measure it.
Cut It With A Skill Saw Using The Angle As A Fence.
Don't force the blade down, a gentle pressure is all that is needed. Connect the chop saw to power and ensure the cutting area is clear. Seriously, just use a miter saw.
Cutting Aluminium Can Be Harmful If Not Done Correctly.
Set the aluminum on a piece of 1 by so one of he legs is pinched between the 1 by and the fence on the miter saw. Keep the wheel at a 90 degree angle for the entire cut. A 2×4 or straight piece of wood can work too.
I Use Walter Cutting Oil Myself.
An sometimes our table saw. Do not add pressure or try to force the angle grinder through the material. It keeps the blade dead straight so that the cut comes out really clean.