|Forum topic by Betsy||posted 11-08-2009 09:53 AM||1103 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
11-08-2009 09:53 AM
I need to cut one end off of a magnetic knife board for a friend. I could use a hack saw and elbow power – but was wondering if any of you have cut metal with your band saws. The metal that surrounds the magnet is pretty soft as I was able to dent it easily with the tip of my screwdriver. I figure if I use the band saw I’m sure to get a better, straighter cut than by hand.
The piece I am cutting is 1/4” maple wood, then 1/8” metal strip, then 3/8” magnet then 1/4” maple wood – repeated twice.
I looked up the Olson blades I have and they say the blades are rated for soft metals. But really thought I would throw it out on the forum to get some thoughts.
I’d appreciate your thoughts.
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