I have some 2'x4' panels I am using for a kitchen remodel. The panels are
particle board wrapped and glued with thin gauge stainless steel sheet.
I would like to cut them down on a table saw, but I'm not sure what type of
blade if any would work. I have already cut a few using an air disc
grinder for the steel and then finished cutting the wood with the table saw
but the steel cuts are not suitable for finish work.
Thanks a for any advice,
How thin is the stainless? That is very important.
We cut aluminum (up to almost 1/2" thick) with standard carbide tiped
blades. (I'm talking a lot of it, production lines). I'd certainly try
to cut your stuff with a carbide blade (realize the blade won't last
forever doing this.).
On a standard table saw, put the stainless side up so the teeth hit it
first. Work slowly, watch for heat buildup (smell, smoke) and wear
hearing, face, and eye protection. Bits of (probably hot) metal
hitting you in the face will be painful, in the eyes blinding!
We use a lubricant cutting aluminum, I'm not sure you can do that with
particle board however.
On Mon, 5 May 2008 19:47:17 -0700 (PDT), RicodJour
Huh? <g> Try to visualize: you want the teeth to hit the stainless,
then the wood under the stainless. Turn it over, and the teeth will
pull the stainless away from the particle board, and leave a very
ragged cut, too.
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