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Best way to cut corrugated aluminum

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by coffeesnob, May 30, 2012.

  1. coffeesnob

    coffeesnob [OP] Well-Known Member

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    What is the easiest way to cut corrugated Al sheeting? Disc grinder?
     
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    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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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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    Circular Saw with metal cutting blade? Add a 2x4 for a flat guide surface?
     
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    kris77 Born in the Backwoods

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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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    I know, I am sure this is tough stuff. Circular saw would give you a nice straight line
     
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    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    That works really well for plexi, never tried it on aluminum.
     
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    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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    That's how we cut my corrugated SS roofing, worked perfect cutting 4 sheets at once.
     
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    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    Stainless roofing ? Very nice

    How is it appled ? True standing seam ?
     
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    singlefin never summer

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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.
     
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    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    Oooooooh

    Not as excited anymore
     
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