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Old 08-28-2014, 10:07 AM   #1
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anyone use dremel to cut aluminum?


just making crafts out of sheets of aluminum and im burning through fiber cutting wheels like there is no tomorrow.
i was thinking of buying this to see how well it would cut it and hoping they would last a lot longer

http://www.amazon.com/SE-Blade-Mandr...cm_cr_dpwidget

does anyone have any recommendations or should i just stick with
http://www.lowes.com/pd_224901-353-4...d=1207631&Ntt=

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How thick is the aluminum? Carbide wood working tools with a neutral hook are the standard for such work.

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I usually just use the heavy duty reinforced cutting discs for aluminum or any really thin metal. I think Dremel has a grinding disk (not a stone but a disk) that might work. Those saw blades might be too aggressive for alum since they have teeth.
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just making crafts out of sheets of aluminum and im burning through fiber cutting wheels like there is no tomorrow.
i was thinking of buying this to see how well it would cut it and hoping they would last a lot longer

http://www.amazon.com/SE-Blade-Mandr...cm_cr_dpwidget

does anyone have any recommendations or should i just stick with
http://www.lowes.com/pd_224901-353-4...d=1207631&Ntt=
They sell those dremel fiber cutting disc on ebay for a lot cheaper..

It really depends on how thick the aluminum is.. A simple table saw with a high count carbide tooth blade would do a wonderful job and leave a nice edge too...

Beyond that, nothing cuts sheet metal like a sheer.. It really depends on what exactly you're doing..
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Go with the steel saw Blades from Amazon.
Or this one from HF
(I like the HF one piece mandrel better)

http://www.harborfreight.com/6-piece...set-67224.html
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anyone use dremel to cut aluminum?


the aluminum is about 1/16 maybe 3/32
its a pc hard drive platter that i am cutting
i tried tin snips, it wasnt cutting maybe cause i have small snips and not larger ones...

thanks for the input
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If it's 1/16" you could clamp it betwee two pieces of angle iron,score with a utility knife a couple times and snap it.If the edge is rough,run a file or sander over it.
Get a good clean line that way and no mess.
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the aluminum is about 1/16 maybe 3/32. . . .
If you go to HF, get one of these:
http://www.harborfreight.com/6-inch-...iper-7914.html

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