slitting and slitting saws
I have some instructions calling for slitting an aluminum bushing lengthwise to .010. The only slitting saw I have is with the Taig lathe and it is .032, further it is more like a circle saw than anything else. Someone said (here?) that it is designed to be used to saw small wood parts for models.
So the questions are: How does one "slit." What types of cutters are used and where would I find them? I have three tool catalogues but none list "slitting saws," nor do any of the cutters seem designed or capable of cutting slits to .010.
Suggestions on how to properly hold small pieces for such cutting would be helpful too. I tried to make a new collet for the Taig using their provided "blank" collet. No problem drilling it to the proper diameter, but certainly problematic to hold it steady for the provided slitting saw to do its stuff.
Thanks for any suggestions you all can offer.