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Old 05-30-2012, 11:59 AM   #1
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Best way to cut corrugated aluminum

What is the easiest way to cut corrugated Al sheeting? Disc grinder?
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:00 PM   #2
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Demo saws work well depending on how clean the cut needs to be. Otherwise, disc grinder as you mentioned.
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:01 PM   #3
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Circular Saw with metal cutting blade? Add a 2x4 for a flat guide surface?
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turn your saw blade backwards and use circular saw. Always worked good for me.

No wait, that was tin roofing. Never tried on corrugated.
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turn your saw blade backwards and use circular saw. Always worked good for me.

No wait, that was tin roofing. Never tried on corrugated.
I know, I am sure this is tough stuff. Circular saw would give you a nice straight line
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:24 PM   #6
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turn your saw blade backwards and use circular saw. Always worked good for me.

No wait, that was tin roofing. Never tried on corrugated.
That works really well for plexi, never tried it on aluminum.
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Circular Saw with metal cutting blade? Add a 2x4 for a flat guide surface?
This. Get a metal blade that has square teeth instead of pionted teeth. It will be labled for cutting metal. It's super loud and shoots debris right at your eyes so get a face shield.
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ok all thanks!
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Depends on thickness of aluminum sheet - if it's only .016 to .030 just a pair of metal snips would work fine
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Old 06-03-2012, 12:49 AM   #10
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turn your saw blade backwards and use circular saw. Always worked good for me.

No wait, that was tin roofing. Never tried on corrugated.
That's how we cut my corrugated SS roofing, worked perfect cutting 4 sheets at once.
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That's how we cut my corrugated SS roofing, worked perfect cutting 4 sheets at once.
Stainless roofing ? Very nice

How is it appled ? True standing seam ?
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Stainless roofing ? Very nice

How is it appled ? True standing seam ?
Ooops, not SS I don't know why I typed that...it's galvanized. I used self tapping screws that have a rubber washer, the panels overlap each other.
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Ooops, not SS I don't know why I typed that...it's galvanized. I used self tapping screws that have a rubber washer, the panels overlap each other.
Oooooooh

Not as excited anymore
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