• Cutting Panatrim

    Posted by Sparky on September 12, 2002 at 10:04 am

    Hi peeps,

    What’s the best tool for cutting panatrim ??

    I have got a small chopsaw & it does do the job ok but worrying if the blade is going to “snag” the Alli is always a consideration 😕

    I can’t get an Alli cutting blade for the saw I have (190mm / 24mm centre) so am stuck with using the 24 tooth blade !

    Is it safe ?? Your opinions ??

    Spark

    Sparky replied 20 years, 2 months ago 3 Members · 6 Replies
  • 6 Replies
  • Andrew Blackett

    Member
    September 12, 2002 at 10:20 am

    we have a makita power mitre saw, with a metal cutting blade in, works perfect for cutting aluminium framing etc

    ANDY

  • Sparky

    Member
    September 12, 2002 at 10:34 am

    Hi Andy,

    Has the saw got a toothed blade or a metal cutting disc

    Thanks

    Spark

  • Andrew Blackett

    Member
    September 12, 2002 at 10:53 am

    toothed blade,

    according to the lad when he bought it, the fella in the shop said it had some special design that limited kick back

    ANDY

  • Sparky

    Member
    September 13, 2002 at 2:57 pm

    Thanx Andy

  • Martin Pearson

    Member
    September 15, 2002 at 10:56 pm

    Hi Sparky, I wouldn’t be cutting ally framing with a wood blade, you will probably get away with it for a while but you will soon knacker the blade and then it wont be any good for cutting at all. If you know any engineering firms they could probably make you a bush for a couple of quid if you can’t buy a 24mm bore blade. You really need a blade with negative rake for cutting ally If you can’t get a 190mm blade I know screwfix do a 185mm blade.

  • Sparky

    Member
    September 16, 2002 at 12:39 pm

    Martin,

    thanks m8, I just ordered a saw and alli blade from screwfix today, total of about £90 ….. not a lot of money to be safe is it !!

    Regards,

    Spark