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well im going on a pretty strong basis, that hes not going to have more than an inch thick alluminium. because if hes case modding or panelling, you dont use more than 1/16

if hes going for a block, your going to need a billet machine, and have it bored and billeted...

and you better not get it wrong because alluminium is:
A) expensive
B) an absolute arse to weld.
But aluminum welds look so pretty.

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post #12 of 37
low speed hacksaw,no grinders!!! alu contaminates the discs and they fall apart.
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Do want.


Thanks for making me laugh. Today is too long already.
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post #14 of 37

My recommendation:


Works for pretty much everything. I use them to cut steel cases, never mind aluminum.
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Thanks for the suggestions guys. I have access to a circular saw that is attached to one of those tables so i can make straight lines with no issues... problem is we need our own blades so do you guys know what kind of blade and at what rpm i should use? The previous suggestion wasn't for the right kind of material i don't think.
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I'm using it as my central piece, where everything is bolted/screwed onto. It's 7075 T6 that is 24x24" and is a little more than half an inch thick. something around .6" i think?

for future reference i'm a she
I'm sorry... its an easy mistake... still hahaha
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But aluminum welds look so pretty.

yeah butttt

i alluminium welded a bike frame back together after a wee collision with... a tree... hahaha your supposed to use Tungsten Carbide... well it dosnt look pretty when youve basically tig welded a 2005 Kona Stinky back together.
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If you're cute enough they'll g-code your dimensions in 3 minutes and have it done for you in 5.
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post #19 of 37
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My recommendation:

Amazon.com: Wiss MPC3 9-Inch Metal Wizz Snips: Home Improvement

Works for pretty much everything. I use them to cut steel cases, never mind aluminum.
will those bent the aluminum when you make multiple cuts in a row? will they work for a cut you need to remain flat?
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I'm using it as my central piece, where everything is bolted/screwed onto. It's 7075 T6 that is 24x24" and is a little more than half an inch thick. something around .6" i think?

for future reference i'm a she
Uh you do notice it says 0.063" right?
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