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Old 03-30-2018, 08:46 AM
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Default Cutting aluminum connection extrusion

Can I cut aluminum with my CS? Should I put an old blade on it? Or just use the hack saw?
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Old 03-30-2018, 09:30 AM
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Chop saw with aluminum blade or an old blade
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Old 03-30-2018, 09:40 AM
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If by CS you mean circular saw, I've done that too, but only with a track. Never tried it free hand. It did cut pretty easily
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Old 03-30-2018, 10:46 AM
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Dino indicated that cutting aluminum is no harm to carbide tipped blades.
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Old 03-30-2018, 10:54 AM
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I will give it a try.
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Old 03-30-2018, 07:03 PM
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Wear good eye protection! !!!
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Old 03-30-2018, 08:44 PM
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Wear good eye protection! !!!
Kenk.
good advice.
Even with athe ez dust shield and dust port...
something may target your eyes.
I cut few thousands if not 100's of thousand using a normal blade.

Not even carbide, The AC-1 and AC-2 with shield and port are doing a great job directing the dust and chips to the vacuum hose.
even without a vacuum...the chips stay under control

save your money from aluminum blades if you only need few cuts.
The aluminum may even make the bad and old blades sharper.
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how about a hack saw?

everything doesn't have to be cut with ez.
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Old 03-31-2018, 12:40 PM
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how about a hack saw?

everything doesn't have to be cut with ez.
Blasphemy

Hacksaw is my first choice. But I keep reading how carbide cuts aluminum so I thought I might ask.
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