Huge Aluminumn Chunk
I have access to some huge aluminumn pieces, (6 feet tall 5 feet wide and 4 inches thick)problem being i dont know anyone with a saw big enough to cut it into pieces, Anyideas? My northern buddy said to me use a Bow saw???
A normal circular saw will cut it, in passes. Are you able to get to both sides, or is it laying in the dirt somewhere?
Clamp a fence, run saw down fence. Repeat for other side. Do not drop cutoff on toe.
hmmm if there's such a thing as a 12" circular saw you can do it from one side. I'd check a rental center.
You can cut that with a skill saw. I have taken cuts up to 1.5 inches DOC no problem. You will need to take several cuts each side using some bee's wax for lube and a carbide panel blade. Best to use a guide so you don't wind up jamming the blade. The hard part will be turning it over to cut from the other side.
Wish I had that piece.
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Ten Cubic feet of Aluminium. Hummmmmm! That is some peice
of raw material. :-)
Considering that it weighs about 1700 pounds, you might try getting it up on some heavy welding horses with an edge hanging off and then use a 14" wood bandsaw on a tracks to take slices off. You will want to rig up some kind of coolant, but it won't take much. Do you know what the alloy is?
Or follow a 10" circular saw with a sawzall. Then you can do it from one side.
You need a new sawzall anyway.
I recall a video of basicly this exact proceedure on youtube (or some video hosting service), Except I believe his peice was like 8" thick and he had to cut from both sides with a 14" circular saw. He had someone stand next to him and spray the blade with one of those little garden sprayers full of lube (kerosene? Something like that) about once every second or two. can't seem to find the video atm..
That monolith must be the one they found on the moon.
More data Madman! How many pieces? Where are they to be cut? Will you have turn-over facilities? How big are the pieces to be? A one foot slice across will weigh 275 lbs. Evan is absolutely correct; in addition, Makita, at least, have a 10" or 12" circular saw. All the ideas seem slick and simple, but I think you better do a LOT of planning. Fr'instance, work out your cut pattern, make all the cuts to full depth on one side, turn the slab over on a FULL FLAT support surface, then cut the other side and it will BE apart, not FALL apart!
Originally Posted by madman
This will probably keep you out of mischief for more than a few hours! If this material is free, loaded on your truck, perhaps a trip to a water jet cutter would be worth it. It would make short work of one slab or several at the same time. Duffy