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    Is it okay to bandsaw aluminum guttering to length? If so, is there a special blade that should be used?

    Thanks,
    Michael

  • #2
    Yes you can bandsaw alum. Just make sure your blade is rated for non-ferrous metals.
    Special care should be taken when cutting it too. Take your time it's not like cutting wood. The aluminum will get hot!
    NO NO NO- I engineered it to look like that!! Crooked-HA!

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    • #3
      Wouldn't it be easier, safer, and quicker if you used a hacksaw or tinsnips ? That's the way we do it at work.

      rbl2

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      • #4
        rbl2,

        Not if you have to cut a b**tload of guttering. [img]smile.gif[/img]

        Thanks all.

        Michael

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        • #5
          Why not a metal cut off saw?
          Andy B.

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          • #6
            My brother-in-law already owns the bandsaw.

            He's the one who wants to do this.

            Michael

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            • #7
              I cut seamless alum guttering with a Milwaukee porta-band with a fine tooth metal cutting blade, so your bandsaw would be fine. One thing to watch out for is the chips created. Blow out the band saw in and out frequently. I've seen alum ruin a compound miter saw.

              Bruce

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              • #8
                Great. Thanks for the tips.

                Michael

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