jimliston wrote:One fellow was missing a testicle though. He was standing BEHIND the blade of a 14 in table saw when a narrow ripper fired back at him and caused him to sing a half octave higher.
thanks for the welcome! ':D' yeah, the most important thing is the 0 degree or negative degree hook to the tooth. I use the triple chip tooth for thicker stuff like 1/8" or better but use ATB for thinner stuff like metal laminates. you're right, the triple chip is a bit aggressive and leaves a ragged edge on thin stock. the WD40 just helps keep the aluminum from sticking to the blade and gumming it up. it's not really needed for cutting but it does help keep the blade clean.halfdome, Danny wrote:Afreegeek, welcome to the form from another Cabinetmaker .
I see from your post you recommend a triple chip when in fact the link you refer to the blade dosen't have a triple chip but is almost identical to my blade but of a different brand. My blade has 80 teeth. I never had the need to spray WD 40 to have it slung all over my face shield.
I wouldn't recommend a triple chip when cutting non Ferris metals, it's too aggressive. IMHO. Danny
sagebrush wrote:For cutting sheet metal these are much better than ripping on a table saw. You can use a straight edge for long cuts or freehand along a marker line. It is MUCH less costly than a trip to the ER I believe HF also has these.
http://www.cpomilwaukee.com/factory-rec ... and-shears
One can actually cut galvinized sheet with the blade spinning backwards if you go slow, but loose the big teeth.
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