I'm building a Ladegaard arm (see link), which requires working with angle aluminum.
I was cutting the aluminum with my handy little Dremel and the cutting wheel. Ended up going through about three of the wheels just to make two cuts in the aluminum.
Any cheap suggestions?
(As you may have gathered, I don't have tons of tools nor tons of experience working with metal and so forth.)
you may not believe this. I use a circular, table or radial saw with a normal 40-60 tooth carbide blade. cuts like butter. I have cut 2" stock - slowly.
I do the same. I bought a special Craftsman 60 tooth carbide blade made especially for laminates and aluminum. Works better with some sort of lubrication. I usually spray on lots of WD-40 while cutting.
aluminum likes to heat up & clog disc's ....try cutting with a cutting fluid(alum.) OR a circ. saw/power mitre saw with a metal cutting disc(like your lil dremel's disc)would make short order of your cuts(larger wheel will displace heat easier)
el'cheapo... a $10 mitre box and hack saw would suffice for accurate cuts, touch'em up with a file
I suspect it's the thin and fragile 409 or 420. There are fiberglass reinforced wheels, 426 and larger 456 that do a much better job. Check the link for more info.
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