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    sawing thin aluminum angle stock, round 2

    Collaboration is a wonderful thing. After people saw my last video on this subject, many great suggestions were made. The result is a far simpler way to cut thin aluminum angle stock:



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    Thanks for the tip Rick! Never thought of using a sacrificial block.

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    You use the block to support the angle stock but it is set back so the blade does not hit it.

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    Rick,

    What a great idea! This opens up a whole new way for us to easily cut thin walled metal structures.

    Thank you for the update,
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    Yes, this idea is much better, and a piece of wood is more readily available.

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    Thanks Rick! I've added your Aluminum Angle Cutting to our Bandsaws category, as well as to your builder page: Rick Sparber's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


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    This thread has been moved to the Must Read subforum. Congrats (and thanks) to Rick for making such a valuable contribution!

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    That should work on tubing as well. Insert a snug fitting dowel rod before cutting.

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    gotta keep this in mind, thanks for posting.

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    Thanks!. You could also title this "how to save time , money, and eliminate frustration". I am going to make one now. Cheers.


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