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Online Mafort

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bandsaw to cut 16gauge sheet steel?
« on: November 07, 2021, 06:46:36 pm »
I have some 16 gauge high carbon steel thatís not been tempered or hardened. Cutting trade points out of the steel with a grinder is tiresome and I was wondering if I could use my hobby bandsaw I have to cut the steel sheet with the proper blade and proper TPI? Any tips?

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Re: bandsaw to cut 16gauge sheet steel?
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2021, 09:24:33 pm »
The more teeth the better and push hard with a low rpm
Tread softly and carry a bent stick.

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Offline KHalverson

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Re: bandsaw to cut 16gauge sheet steel?
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2021, 06:45:46 pm »
is your saw variable speed.
most saws for cutting steel turn way less feet per minute than a saw designed for wood.
16 teeth per inch should cut that thickness.