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04-26-2004, 02:33 PM
What is the best way to cut a strip off 1/8 steel diamond plate without a shear? Can it be done with an abrasive cutoff blade?
04-26-2004, 02:44 PM
I would draw a good line and use a saber saw. Then do a little touch up filing. :)
04-26-2004, 02:45 PM
:0 You mean manual labor!!!!
04-26-2004, 03:16 PM
Originally posted by tubeman
What is the best way to cut a strip off 1/8 steel diamond plate without a shear? Can it be done with an abrasive cutoff blade? That is the way I used to do it before I got a p-cutter.
04-26-2004, 04:04 PM
I did that very cut just yesterday to make a new bottom plate in a 400A subpanel so I could put big holes in it without turning the factory bottom into swiss cheese from all the knockouts.
I didn't have my plasma with me because I wasn't expecting this type of cut, but I used my 18V DeWalt Metal Saw. It's a 6.75" circular saw with a carbide metal-cutting blade. It did an excellent job. I would think any of the carbide blades designed for cutting steel from a circular saw would work well.
If I were to do it with an abrasive blade, I would prefer one of the very thin ones in one of my grinders, preferably one of my high speed air grinders.
04-26-2004, 06:01 PM
PLASMA, O/A torch, abrasive wheels remind me too much of WORK, and I got a bad case of toos disease.
04-27-2004, 03:54 AM
whoops.. way off topic on this one..
04-27-2004, 12:49 PM
Thanks! Just what I needed . I'm going to buy a blade for the circ saw.
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