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Cutting 1.5 inch square steel tubing

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    RonW
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    Holladay, Tn

    Only if you make tanto blades only, those don’t do curves.

    @jzm Do you have one??

    Don’t have one, only seen it.

    So you’ve never tried to cut a curve with one?

    I don’t need to have tried one to know a circular saw can’t make tight curves.

    Oh ok now it’s tight curves,,,, Because I cut curves with a circular saw all the time.

    Well we were talking about cutting blanks for knives, not 4×8 plywood. 😛

    So how thick is that steel?? I’d like to try it. I have a metal saw and it’s something i could try.

    I cut steel up to anywhere between 3/32 to 3/16th of a inch, how versatile is the saw, could it cut the whole knife out leaving me to grind the bevels after?

    Wouldn’t you be better off with a metal cutting bandsaw for knife blanks?

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    jzmtl
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    Montreal, QC

    So how thick is that steel?? I’d like to try it. I have a metal saw and it’s something i could try.

    I cut steel up to anywhere between 3/32 to 3/16th of a inch, how versatile is the saw, could it cut the whole knife out leaving me to grind the bevels after?

    I don’t know how r-ice gets his stocks, but the ones I can buy at retail are generally 1.5″ wide strips (or sold by linear inch), so probably not the easiest thing to cut with circular saw.

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    r-ice
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    Durham region, ON

    So how thick is that steel?? I’d like to try it. I have a metal saw and it’s something i could try.

    I cut steel up to anywhere between 3/32 to 3/16th of a inch, how versatile is the saw, could it cut the whole knife out leaving me to grind the bevels after?

    I don’t know how r-ice gets his stocks, but the ones I can buy at retail are generally 1.5″ wide strips (or sold by linear inch), so probably not the easiest thing to cut with circular saw.

    Yah thats how I end up buying stock. I just use my metal cutting bandsaw to get the shape I want so I can save the belts for the real grind.

    #437138

    yellaD
    Pro

    If you could use a bandsaw, that would be the best…I guess a portable bandsaw would be second best?

    #444514

    gtaylor
    Pro
    El Dorado, Ar

    I like to use a 4″ cut off abrasive on my angle grinder when ever possible . The cordless Bosch cag 180 is great for this . If the space is still to tight try a 2″ cutoff disk from harbor freight an a die grinder .

    My name is Gerald Taylor of Taylor made granite furnishings LLC . .

    #444577

    I like to use a 4″ cut off abrasive on my angle grinder when ever possible . The cordless Bosch cag 180 is great for this . If the space is still to tight try a 2″ cutoff disk from harbor freight an a die grinder .

    The cutoff wheel in an angle grinder is probably the most versatile choice. A metal chop saw or bandsaw would give a nicer quality cut but the tools are not as common to use unless you will keep doing a lot of metal cutting in the future.

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    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    To me I find the chop saw the best method for cutting a nice clean square cut. If I have to cut the metal in a tight space then I get one the small grinders out. I also have a metal cutting band saw but it use it more for cutting solid objects.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #481415

    Apart from this metal beam which is the best one to drill the metal steel.

    Steel Fabrication Dubai

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