Circular saw blade to cut steel

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Old 07-20-04, 10:26 AM
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Circular saw blade to cut steel

I need to cut a steel suspension railings (for Ikea cabinets). What type of blade do I need to cut steel? Thanks.
 
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Old 07-20-04, 09:55 PM
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mister_two,

A hack saw with a 24 tooth blade would be my first choice.
 
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Old 07-21-04, 09:57 AM
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A hack saw with a 24 tooth blade would be my first choice.

followed closley by a metal cutting blade in a jigsaw
 
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Old 07-21-04, 02:01 PM
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mister_two,

A jig saw could be good too but to be honest I personally don't know what "steel suspension railings" are.

If you describe what they look like, if they are solid or hollow and how many you have to cut we might be able to offer more.
 
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Old 07-22-04, 04:06 PM
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Are you cutting Unistrut? That's often used to suspend things. It has a |_| shaped cross section and has holes in the back. If so, a hacksaw works great.
 
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Old 07-26-04, 10:02 AM
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I picked up a blade at the hardware store for my circular saw that looked like a masonry blade, but was designated for cutting through metal. It cut prett clean, but still needed to debur it. Most hardware stores have them.
 
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Old 07-31-04, 02:22 PM
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I cut steel with my skill saw frequently. H.D. sells 7" Norton metal cutting blades (i get the 10 pack). I sawed through 4"pipe with a 1/4" wall thickness likkitysplit. The saw heats up alot (squirt the metal guard with water) and it shortens its life but oh well? The steel edges need fileing after but its quite a bit faster than hacksaw. Especially if you have a bunch of items to cut.
 
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I ended up using a hacksaw. It wasn't many but I figure if there's an easier way why not go with the easier method. I don't know if it's call unistrut but these steel rails are used to hang kitchen wall cabinets.
 
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