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How to Cut Aluminum Sheet?

Aluminum sheet is a commonly used metal material widely used in industries, construction and manufacturing. Cutting aluminum sheets is an operation that is often required during processing and use. The following will introduce how to cut aluminum sheet, as well as some precautions.

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Cutting with Hand Tools:

Hand cutting is one of the easiest and common methods. Have the following tools ready: a serration saw (metal saw), pliers, hammer, ruler, and marking tool. Follow the steps below for manual cutting:

  • a. Use a ruler and a marking tool to mark the lines to be cut on the aluminum sheet.
  • b. Fix the aluminum plate on the workbench, you can use pliers to fix it.
  • c. Using a metal saw will slowly cut through the aluminum sheet along the marked lines. Make sure the blade of the serrated saw is sharp and maintains a steady cutting speed.
  • d. During the cutting process, a hammer can be used to tap the aluminum plates on both sides of the cutting line to help the cutting work.

Cutting with Power Tools:

Power tools can improve cutting efficiency and precision. Have the following tools ready: electric circular saw, electric cutter, or laser cutter. Follow the steps below to cut with a power tool:

  • a. Use a ruler and a marking tool to mark the lines to be cut on the aluminum sheet.
  • b. Fix the aluminum plate on the workbench to ensure its stability.
  • c. According to the selected electric tool, operate according to its instruction manual, it will cut along the marked line. When using a laser cutting machine, you need to pay attention to safety precautions, such as wearing appropriate protective glasses.

Precautions When Cutting Aluminum Plate:

  1. Before cutting aluminum sheet, make sure to wear proper personal protective equipment such as gloves, goggles, and protective clothing.
  2. Choose the right cutting tools and knives to make sure they are suitable for the material and thickness of the aluminum sheet.
  3. To avoid sparks while cutting, make sure the cutting area is dry and away from flammable objects.
  4. For larger sized aluminum panels, it is best to use a stand or fixture to keep it stable and prevent movement or shaking while cutting.

In conclusion

Cutting aluminum sheet requires the right tools, technique and safety awareness. Hand cutting and power tool cutting are commonly used methods, and choosing the appropriate method depends on cutting requirements and personal experience. Before making a cut, make sure you take proper safety precautions and follow the instructions for your cutting tool.

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