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Cutting large sheets of 1/8" aluminum
Posted by: modelamac
Date: August 05, 2022 03:14PM
What tool is recommended for cutting 1/8" aluminum sheets? The cuts will be 3' to 5' long. There will be about 15 sheets to cut to size.



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Re: Cutting large sheets of 1/8" aluminum
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: August 05, 2022 03:43PM
Take to a shop with metal shear or a circular with a blade made to saw aluminum.

7-1/4 in. x 56 Tooth Thick
Aluminum Cutting Saw Blade
[www.diablotools.com]



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Re: Cutting large sheets of 1/8" aluminum
Posted by: TheTominator
Date: August 05, 2022 07:22PM
Perhaps a jigsaw with a metal blade.

Affix duct tape to the foot of the jigsaw to prevent scratching the aluminum sheet if that is important to you.
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Re: Cutting large sheets of 1/8" aluminum
Posted by: TheTominator
Date: August 05, 2022 07:28PM
Circular saw cutting 1/2" aluminum sheet

Jigsaw cutting through 16 gauge sheet video
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Re: Cutting large sheets of 1/8" aluminum
Posted by: Buzz
Date: August 05, 2022 07:47PM
Have some fun.... get ye a plasma cutter! cool smiley
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Re: Cutting large sheets of 1/8" aluminum
Posted by: Speedy
Date: August 05, 2022 09:28PM
Get a nibbler.



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Re: Cutting large sheets of 1/8" aluminum
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: August 05, 2022 11:17PM
A plasma cutter, circular saw, or ginormous shear.

Forget a jig saw, unless you have a lot of them you don't want.






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Re: Cutting large sheets of 1/8" aluminum
Posted by: testcase
Date: August 06, 2022 02:11AM
The Milwaukee "kit" I bought a decade ago had TWO circular saws; one for metal and one for wood. I don't know if the wood circ saw could do a GOOD job on metal if a metal blade were installed.
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