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Posted on Cutting Aluminum on the table saw

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#1 posted 02-19-2016 06:55 PM

There are blades made for cutting aluminum on table saws. A rip blade can foul with the aluminum in the areas between the teeth. This can cause problems. I also take the cut in three or four passes. less power needed and less hot chips on the hands. You will want gloves with slip resistant pads. The cut edge is very sharp and the sheet can be slick. The chips are not red hot, and I would leave the dust in the saw so that the aluminum chips will be easier to remove later. A good blade will be about $100. Well worth it for the faster cleaner cuts.

Freud LU89M010 10” Specialty Blade for example use wax or WD-40 for lube

http://www.freudtools.com/index.php//products?c=Saw_Blades&material=Non-Ferrous

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