As Irene and I are getting more into metal work (custom tubular stain
less steel bumpers anyone??) I find that we need something better to make
reasonable precision cuts in metal. Right now we use a hacksaw and 4" right
angle grinder with cutoff wheel and a tubing cutter. We will be cutting round
and square tubing, plate steel and maybe some solid round/square rod. Ususally
the metal will be less than 1/8" but sometimes 1/4" might be needed.
Can a 'cheap' <200USD band saw do this type of work?? Does anybody
have any other idea of what Ican use to cut this type of metal??
Daniel 69 2000
Oh, I know that you were all worried but I got the tubing bender bolted to the
garage floor just fine. I used progressivly bigger carbide tipped masonary bits
to go up to the 3/4" final size. To get thru the rock I just used an old dull
masonary bit and held it with a pair of needle nose vise grips and wacked it
with a hammer. Hammer drill-bah. I used lag-bolts and it appears to be working