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Author Topic: Kinda OT - Power tools to cut hardware cloth?  (Read 4846 times)
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« Reply #30 on: May 29, 2011, 10:23:18 PM »

Brian : Try turning the blade in the skil saw backwards to cut metal. Any blade will do. Thicker the metal the louder it is but it will cut snips work well to. We cut corragated metal sheet that way. and concrete hog wire before we pour.

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« Reply #31 on: May 29, 2011, 10:57:33 PM »

What Dave said.  You turn the saw blade around on a carbide blade and you can cut 1/2 inch aluminum plate like it was plywood.  Only did this on aluminum.  The aluminum fab shops use power wood tools and blades and the skill saw is a favorite.

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« Reply #32 on: May 30, 2011, 05:05:56 AM »

I'm going to stick with abrasive blades for this task.  Since there is just a tiny 19 gauge steel wire every 1/2" I would be worried about the teeth hooking the wires. 

I use a regular carbide blade to cut aluminum with no issues on a regular basis.
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