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Jack - Iowa    Posted 07-26-2023 at 10:25:01 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Sawing Aluminum
  • Purchased a DW3511 General Purpose Metal Cutting abrasive blade for the purpose of using my table saw to cut some 3/16" Aluminum sheet.

    But then got involved with the question; Use lubricant or not? Have been told absolutely by one support fellow but read NO also.

    Do any of you have personal knowledge on the subject?

    I have both cutting oil and WD-40 on hand. Both have been mentioned in articles I have read!



    Little Ed    Posted 07-27-2023 at 21:55:23 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Sawing Aluminum
  • I've cut a heck of a lot of aluminum sheet 1/8 to 1/2 inch thick using a carbide blade and a cheap skilsaw. Got the cheapest saw and blade that Ace hardware carried. Used it for more than ten years before it gave up. I would set the sheets on saw horses and apply WD40 to the underside so the blade was cutting into the lubricant. I would not reccomend an abrasive blade. Use safety glasses and a face shield and ear plugs. You will do fine

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 07-26-2023 at 16:03:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Sawing Aluminum
  • Hit de link

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 07-27-2023 at 07:52:01 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Sawing Aluminum
  • Thanks Bruce!

    Finally got a response from the blade manufacturer. They suggest WD-40 which I have plenty on hand.

    For possible the first time in my life, I will be wearing a face shield when I do this job.

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