There is an easy way to cut aluminum, and there is a difficult way. Cutting aluminum can be a trifle tricky, especially when it comes to larger sheets of the material.
Holding up a long sheet of aluminum with a Beverly, and steering and cutting can be awkward, and making a table is just too time consuming, but aluminum cutters get the job done quick and easy, every time.
Aluminum cutters, along with Cat 40 tool holders, and other precision cutting tools take the struggle out of a job. Whether you are building, making a repair or sculpting with aluminum, aluminum cutters are guaranteed to make your life a little simpler.
One aluminum cutter is known as the ball end mill. It is a rounded drill bit, which provides those beautiful clean holes straight through aluminum and most steels. Couple these with some HSK tool holders, and you will find everything coming together in a beautifully constructive harmony.
An old school jigsaw can also become one of the more effective aluminum cutters, if you use it properly. One tip when cutting a sheet of aluminum with a jigsaw is to line the bottom of the tool with duct tape, so you do not scratch the aluminum. Nobody wants to spend unnecessary time sanding and buffering down gnarls or fixing blemishes.
Whichever aluminum cutters you choose to use, I wish you luck on your next project. If you have any other aluminum cutting suggestions, or questions, feel free to ask them in the comments box below!