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Old 06-05-2012, 12:16 PM   #1
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What is the best way to cut corrugated metal roofing panels? We want to use some as a ceiling element in our house. Jig saw, circular saw, power shears? What works best and neatest? This will be an interior installation with exposed edges. Thanks.

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Circular saw works well and give you a nice level cut. You should dress the edge to de-bur it a bit though.

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Thanks. Any particular blade type or tooth count?
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If it is just metal, i.e. no stone coating or other surface on it, get a standard bi-metal (small tooth like a hacksaw) blade that is for cutting multiple materials.

You can also get a fiber blade (something like a grinder blade) and it will not pull on the edges as much.
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actually if they are painted panels no manufacturer recommends cutting with a saw,but being this is on the inside not subject to weather it's probably ok
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Best blade out there. Cuts like butter
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O&B,

Have you ever used those Tenryu blades?
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If you clamp a piece of plywood on the material to be cut for the saw to ride on as it's being cut it will not scratch the metal.
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Have you ever used those Tenryu blades?
Yes WoW I had used the Tenryu until I found this blade. They tend to gum up fast with all the teeth and the shallow gullet and not near smooth a cut as this Oshlun. $65 for the Tenryu vs. $18 for this one. As long as you don't bind it up and bust too many teeth the Oshlun lasts quite a while. If you are good with a saw it really gives you a shear-like finish.

As long as too many teeth aren't busted out it can be resharpened too. But even if you can't resharpen it, for the price it's not a big loss.
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Many thanks for all the advice!

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