Cut aluminium beach chair legs


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Old 03-27-16, 11:31 AM
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Cut aluminium beach chair legs

I have small dewalt reciprocating saw used for cutting wood. This time is to cut aluminium legs about 1 inch diameter. Should I replace blade? Is such blade for this metal work?
 
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Old 03-27-16, 12:39 PM
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To cut metal ....especially hollow tubes..... you need to use a fine blade.

The top two are metal blades. 24 TPI (teeth per inch) would be a good choice for your project.

The bottom two are wood blades and are much coarser. The teeth would get stuck in the metal.

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Old 03-27-16, 04:53 PM
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Is this just cheap hollow tubing your trying to cut?
If so why not just use a tubing cutter for a straight, burr free cut?
Husky Quick Release 2-1/8 in. Tube Cutter-80-773-111 - The Home Depot
 
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Old 03-27-16, 04:59 PM
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That's what I am hoping to hear. It's hollow tube cut. i will go to Home Depot and buy one.
Good photos.
 
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Good thought, but I prefer metal blade. I already have Dewalt recip saw..
Thank for reply.
 
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Old 03-27-16, 05:03 PM
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A sawsall will cut it for sure, but it would take two people to hold it still enough to stop all the vibration, leave burrs and not be as straight.
 
 

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