Cutting down DRO scale

VicHobbyGuy

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Well, as they say , 'different strokes for different folks'... :) I guess I'm a real 'outlier' hereabouts- no 'proper' machine tools shop but I do have non-ferrous cutting blades for my 8" chop saw and my 10" table saw and an AluminumMaster in my bandsaw. :)
 

Susquatch

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Well, as they say , 'different strokes for different folks'... :) I guess I'm a real 'outlier' hereabouts- no 'proper' machine tools shop but I do have non-ferrous cutting blades for my 8" chop saw and my 10" table saw and an AluminumMaster in my bandsaw. :)

Truth be said, I should prolly get some too now that I'm doing more aluminium work.
 

Degen

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Nothng to do with cutting DRO scales, but....You can buy carbide blades for cutting non-ferrous metals. Why are you folks using wood cutting blades run backwards? BTW, a Lenox Aluminum Master (carbide) bandsaw blade is a great wood resaw blade for things like sawn wood veneers.
Yes I know, cut lots of Aluminium with them. Part of the thread digressed into cutting the Aluminium carrier of the scales (glass or magnetic). The backwards blades work extremely well and coat almost nothing (primarily soffet, Fascia and siding) the rest Carbide.
 

Degen

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Well, as they say , 'different strokes for different folks'... :) I guess I'm a real 'outlier' hereabouts- no 'proper' machine tools shop but I do have non-ferrous cutting blades for my 8" chop saw and my 10" table saw and an AluminumMaster in my bandsaw. :)
I am curious about the bandsaw blade, can you post a link?
 

Janger

(John)
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Simple. My skill saws are all cheap. So are the blades. A cheap carbide wood blade cuts aluminium GREAT as long as it turns backward. A talented fabricator I know told me to use a skill saw to cut aluminum L stock backwards. I made a big 3 dog kennel out of 3/16 aluminium all cut with a cheap skill saw. He was right. It worked fantastic. I was quite surprised.

Edit - he cuts aluminium for a living. Said special blades were a waste of money. Based on my experience he was right.
I need to try this. Very very odd.
 
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