Cutting Stainless Steel Sheet
Posted April 07 2010 - 12:16 PM
Would using a Dremel or tin snips do this???
Posted April 07 2010 - 01:22 PM
How much cutting are you doing?
Straight, curved inside corners?
I did not have access to a shear and the ss counter had a bullnose.
I used a 4" angle grinder with a thin disc to cut a 1/16" commercial kitchen pot shelf into a window sill.
It worked for inside corners and a 32" long cut.
Clamped a guide as a fence and ran the grinder (multiple times) on the waste side of the workpiece. It takes time!!!
Grinders and discs are cheap.
Posted April 07 2010 - 02:29 PM
Posted April 07 2010 - 03:22 PM
Posted April 07 2010 - 05:05 PM
Posted April 07 2010 - 05:42 PM
Posted April 08 2010 - 06:17 AM
Posted April 08 2010 - 07:10 PM
They claim it will cut anything without burning or kicking. Someone here has to buy one and tell us all about it?
Posted April 08 2010 - 11:07 PM
Posted April 09 2010 - 08:53 AM
I'd second the plasma cutter if you are cutting a shape out of it but it would have to be a heavy duty unit. If you just need to cut it to size, then a sheet metal shear will be the best thing but you probably need a plate shear - i.e. something that can cut steel plate. My 10' shear probably wouldn't cut 1/8" stainless steel.
Posted April 10 2010 - 03:13 PM
A band saw, a sawzall, a skilsaw or a hacksaw.
For 1/8" thick plate, dont use a coarse blade. You want to try to have at least 2 teeth engaged in the work or the blade will grab the plate.
Dont use a high speed setting, Stainless does'nt like speed. If the saw has a speed setting, go with the slower setting.
Throw a little oil on the blade every now and then and you'll be fine.
Posted April 10 2010 - 08:22 PM
Where are you located...???
Posted April 11 2010 - 06:30 AM
my other truck just takes me fishing.
Posted April 11 2010 - 10:37 AM