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    How to cut aluminium

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    So far I have 10 fingers left. Just lucky I guess.
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    So far I have 10 fingers left. Just lucky I guess.
    Is that an Evolution Rage blade?, they are good for alloy.
    I tried that once with a TCT wood blade and noticed afterwards that three tips were missing, thankfully they missed me too.

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    loud I bet

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    Free hand sawing on a table saw is just asking to loose fingers/hands no matter the material. You just got lucky and I do not recommend repeating the stunt.

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    So far I have 10 fingers left. Just lucky I guess.
    You have a head start on me already. I only have 8 fingers and 2 thumbs.

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    I think a guard and miter square would be helpful here. But I still wouldn't use my table saw on metal that thick.

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    With the correct blade it would be just fine. However the disregard for safety is way beyond the pale.

    I've cut a lot of aluminum with a table and a compound miter saw. Each time I've also set up a poly sprayer to spray water on the cut to keep from being burnt from the chips.

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    need a guard.water

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