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1 8 metal sheets being cut by jig saw.
Thick using a ferrous metal cutting blade.
To reduce the heat buildup you need to use the proper jigsaw blade with minimal pressure and set your jigsaw to a slow cutting speed.
I was cutting 16ga with jig saw and had to clamp metal close to cut reducing vibration.
Cut metal with your circular saw.
For cutting sheet metal choose a finer blade with 21 to 24 teeth per inch.
I think it is because reciprocation dull blade on back motion.
18 tpi medium metal cutting jig saw blade bi metal u shank 5 pack model dw3724 5 14 97.
Hot metal chips will fly.
Set the steel plate on top of the plywood.
Cutting sheet metal is slow work with a jigsaw and even more so if you are working with corrugated metal.
In our test it cut through rebar like a hot knife through butter.
Reading hackspace rlab richard grant demonstrates how to cut 6mm plate steel easily and neatly using a jigsaw.
Stainless steel builds up heat quickly when you are cutting.
With the proper blade jigsaws can cut through wood with embedded nails 1 8 in.
I 8 steel is about maxamum thickness i would cut with jig saw.
36 tpi sheet metal cutting jig saw blade bi metal u shank 5 pack model dw3728 5 11 37 11 37.
Slowly push the jigsaw forward following the cutting line.
If you are making a long cut you may need to apply cutting oil to the blade of the jigsaw to keep the blade cool.
The cut can produce enough heat to melt the teeth from the edge of a jigsaw blade.
It may not be an obvious choice but fitted with the right blade a circular saw is a great metal cutting tool.
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You can cut mild steel up to about 3 8 in.
Work slowly and methodically.
Mild steel no iron pipe and sheet metal up to 10 gauge thick photo 6.
That s not a problem cutting 1 8 steel.
Make sure the plywood is larger than the steel plate you will be cutting.