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    Best way to cut 4mm Checker plate

    Hi guy s. Have a few sheets of 4 mm thick alli checker plate to cut to different sizes for a project at home

    What have you found as the go to tool for cutting this stuff ?

    Have cut smaller thinner pieces with a grinder cut off wheel (not much fun ) but this is quite heavy thick stuff.

    Just wondering how the tradies cut it

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    I've used a jigsaw to cut alloy quite a bit. Works pretty well, but watch the "chips" of alloy that fly off the blade. Not sure how it'd go on a 4mm piece though
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    Plasma cutter....
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    Jigsaw with the right blade and heaps of lube.

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    I had some to cut at different sizes.
    I went to a sheet metal / engineer business and they guillotined it, clean as and cut edge was really good.

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    Guillotine or a skillsaw with a alloy blade for straight cuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by viper View Post
    I had some to cut at different sizes.
    I went to a sheet metal / engineer business and they guillotined it, clean as and cut edge was really good.
    Yep this ^^ or a jigsaw with a medium to coarse blade & lube. Too fine a blade and it just heats up & sticks to the blade. A skillsaw with a negative rake blade is what can be used, but thats pretty specialised shit and faaarkn noisy.

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    plasma cutter should cut 4mm plate with relative ease.

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    distance between cuts? for long lengths plasma/laser short stuff hand tools disc grinder/ nibbler

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    Shaped charges, heaps of fun but not very usefull for what you want to do I guess.
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    I've cut up shitloads of various grades of ali checkerplate, a skilly with a standard wood bladeis the way to do it, no question. You can also use (prob don't use best one) an electric planer to chamfer, trim etc
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    ive used jigsaw and we have a band saw that does it as well

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