Can I use a steel cutting blade on aluminum?
Ferrous metal blades can be used for cutting all types of metal construction products including steel siding, roofing, steel studs, and other construction steel. Non-ferrous metal blades are designed for cutting products such as aluminum, aluminum trims, copper and brass.
Can you cut aluminum with a saw?
You can cut aluminum on a chop saw (miter saw) with a non-ferrous metal cutting blade. Do not use an abrasive disc to cut aluminum on a metal cutting chop saw. Aluminum will clog abrasive cutting discs and will result in excessive heat and may eventually shatter the disc.
What is good for cutting aluminum?
Use a wood-cutting saw with carbide-tipped blades to cut most aluminum. Select a fine-toothed blade and don’t cut aluminum with a wall thickness of more than 1⁄4 inch (0.64 cm). If possible, choose a saw blade that creates narrow kerfs (the notch or slot made by the saw).
What type of blade is used for aluminum?
Always wear safety glasses when cutting or grinding any type of metal. 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.
Will a carbide blade cut aluminum?
You should be able to use a carbide-tipped abrasive cutoff wheel for non-ferrous metals like brass, aluminum, copper or lead. Carbide-tipped blades last up to 10 times longer than regular steel ones. The pitch and design of the blade you choose will also vary depending on the thickness of the metal in question.
Do I need a special saw 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.
Can a carbide saw blade cut aluminum?
Can you cut Aluminium with an angle grinder?
An angle grinder is a power tool that can be used for different projects. You can cut metal, aluminium, concrete, bricks, pavers, wood, and other dense materials; you can sand and polish different surfaces to sharpen tools and grind materials.