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Can a Dewalt Mitre saw cut metal?

Can a Dewalt Mitre saw cut metal?

Although mitre saws were traditionally used for cutting wood, with the correct blade they can make light work of cutting through steel and aluminium profiles at an angle.

Can I cut sheet metal with a miter saw?

Making accurate cuts on aluminum rods, tubes and angles is easy with a miter saw and a blade designed to cut nonferrous metal (check the label).

Can you cut Aluminium with a Mitre saw?

You can cut aluminum with a miter saw using a non-ferrous metal cutting blade. A miter saw a good choice for cutting aluminum extrusions, channels, pipes, etc. But if you are planning to use a wood blade, you’ll need to consider the TPI or number of teeth of the blade.

What kind of blade do you use to cut metal?

Choose a non-ferrous blade when cutting softer metals, like aluminum or copper. For the best results, use a diamond blade that’s rated to cut the type of metal you are working with. Their superior strength and hardness will help you make neater cuts, and your blade will last longer.

Will Home Depot cut metal for you?

Unfortunately, Home Depot does not cut metal sheets, metal rods, or metal roofing in-store as of 2021. However, some Home Depot stores will cut metal pipes. Alternatively, customers can buy and rent tools from Home Depot for cutting metal or visit Lowe’s and Ace Hardware for various metal-cutting services.

What is the best tool for cutting aluminum?

Tin snips are ideal for cutting soft metals like aluminum and copper, and are especially useful for cutting sheet metal, gutters, metal roofing, and studs. Thanks to their sharp blades, tin snips typically leave a smooth edge.

Do you need a special blade to cut aluminum?

When cutting aluminum, brass or bronze you need a blade specially designed for cutting non ferrous material. These blades have a special grade of carbide for aluminum, a triple chip top grind and a zero or negative hook angle. Next you will get better results and longer blade life if you use a lubricant.

Who makes the best metal cutting Sawzall blade?

MK Morse
As far as the best brand of metal cutting blade, we like MK Morse. If you are cutting cast iron, stainless steel, and high-strength alloys, or for jobs like auto dismantling and fire & rescue, look for a carbide-tipped blade that is at least 8 TPI.

What is the best tool to cut metal pipe?

reciprocating saw
Heavy-duty steel pipe and tube cutters are usually the easiest to use, but for tight spaces, an angle grinder or reciprocating saw may be needed. When using a metal pipe cutter, align the tool around the marked place on the galvanized pipe and rotate so that the wheel cuts deeper into the pipe until severed.

Does Ace Hardware cut metal?

Instead, we offer to cut any metal or plastic pipe with professional tools and professional hands. Purchase and cut the exact length you need conveniently in the same store.

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