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How do you cut aluminum pipe?

Last Updated: 14th January, 2020

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You can cut the pipe with several tools, including a hacksaw, a circular saw or a pipe cutter. A hacksaw is all muscle driven and usually not the choice tool to cut a pipe. Aluminum pipe, however, is weaker than other metals, which makes a hacksaw usable.

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Herein, what is the best way to cut aluminum?

Steps

  1. Use a wood-cutting saw with carbide-tipped blades to cut most aluminum.
  2. Apply cutting lubricants on your blades or bits.
  3. Reduce the diameter of the cutting blade for better results.
  4. Use a C-clamp to secure your aluminum piece(s).
  5. Feed the aluminum through the blade, or the blade through the aluminum.

Secondly, how do you cut aluminum sheets cleanly? Hand Tools

  1. Chisel and Hammer. Cutting aluminum sheet metal with a hammer and chisel is relatively straight forward, line up the edge of the chisel along the line you wish to cut and strike the chisel with a hammer.
  2. Snips.
  3. Hacksaw.
  4. Hand Shear.
  5. Straight Bench Shears.
  6. Beverly Throatless Shears.
  7. Band Saw.
  8. Stationary Nibbler.

Subsequently, question is, can you cut aluminum with a cut off wheel?

Yeah, they do. They're the ones intended to cut masonry. Silicon carbide instead of aluminum oxide. I use an electric die grinder with 3" abrasive cut off wheel - same as used with air cut offs - for Al cuts that need a small kerf.

Will a plasma cutter cut aluminum?

Plasma cutting can be performed on any type of conductive metal - mild steel, aluminum and stainless are some examples. Plasma cutting, however, does not rely on oxidation to work, and thus it can cut aluminum, stainless and any other conductive material.

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