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Cutting Metal On Your Table Saw

-- Jeff Vandenberg aka "Woodsconsin"

table saw

I cut aluminum angles and bars several time with my regular blade.
Just slow. Watch for the small projections.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

I’ve never done this. I usually do metal cutting with a hack saw or my 4"angle grinder with a cut off wheel. But it was a great knowledge base to share.

-- Jeff Vandenberg aka "Woodsconsin"

I have cut thin metal and aluminum with my table saw before, but I done use a metal cutting blade. I use a 60 tooth or more and install the blade backwards and with works fine. It also doesn’t throw the chips at you. It throws them toward the back of the saw.

-- Christopher Richard

I find a skill saw with a guide works best for metal, but than I’m normally cutting steel not aluminum or brass.

-- smdesigns

Yeah im just nervous about thinking about doing something like cutting metal on the saw. Well for one its bran new lol maybe after a year or two. Lol

-- Jeff Vandenberg aka "Woodsconsin"

I have been cutting aluminum (door tracks, angles, etc.) with my miter saw for years. Obviously, a good carbide tipped blade in good condition is a must, but the real secret is to go very slowly. One quick move can send your work and the tool into directions you didn’t want either going.