what do i need to cut a half inch diameter piece of round metal


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Old 07-09-08, 05:59 PM
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what do i need to cut a half inch diameter piece of round metal

Is there any hand saws i could use or a angle grinder best?
 
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You could use a hack saw with a metal blade, an angle grinder with a carbide blade for metal or even a mitre saw or circular saw with a carbide blade for metal.
 
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For just a few of these cuts, put the metal rod in a vise and use a hacksaw with a fine-tooth metal blade.

If you have quite a few to do, a portable bandsaw does a quick neat job of it.
 
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I cut through a 1/2 inch thick piece of metal pretty easily.

The biggest and smallest diameters of the things im cutting are 100mm and 200mm.

I used a hand saw with small teeth. Will this cut neater than an electric saw?
 
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What type of metal are you cutting; steel, aluminum...?
 
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Old 07-11-08, 05:03 PM
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depending on how clean of a cut you want, you could chuck it up in a lathe and use a cut-off tool.

that will give you a perpendicular and clean cut.
 
 

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