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5 Easy Ways To Efficiently Cut Metal

Depending on your specific metal needs there are a variety of ways to cut metal to your exact job specifications. Whether it is a hobby project, a home improvement project, or a commercial build, read on for some insight on how to get your metal cut quick, whether it’s on the job or through a fabricator it is important to know that your materials are the right size, spec & cut so that the job does not get held up. For more information regarding onsite & professional metal cutting services, read our blog!

Metal Cutting Hacks

Circular Saw

It may not be anyone’s first choice when it comes to cutting metal, however, with the right blade equipped a circular saw can get the job done…to some extent. This method is ideal for small home projects such as shortening rebar and cutting through mild steel. if you are going to opt for this route it is advised to wear protective gear such as glasses, and gloves to reduce the chance of injury.

Reciprocating Saw

If you are working on a home improvement or DIY project but don’t have the powered tools that a professional might have access to, placing a metal-cutting blade in your reciprocating saw might just do the trick! While this is not how the saw was originally intended to be used, it can be great for short term projects such as cutting bolts, rods, pipes, or angle iron. A reciprocating saw with a metal cutting blade works great for remodeling or demo projects if there are nails and pipes that need to be cut.

Flame Cutting

Flame cutting offers a few benefits such as convenience & versatility. By having this versatility, a professional can take care of metal cutting needs in a variety of locations as flame cutting does not require an electrical source of power. Flame cutting is primarily gas-operated, which means that you need to get the job done is an oxygen tank, a torch, striker! Flame cutting also allows users to cut through steel several feet thick! Given the fact that flame cutting can be done in the field, there is only so much energy that can be created to cut steel.

Professional Metal Cutting Services

For metal projects that need cuts in bulk, or if the material is too large or thick to cut onsite, your best bet is to seek out a professional metal cutter/fabricator. A professional will be able to facilitate orders of any size and can typically deliver the materials on site. Read on for a few examples of how a professional metal cutter can service your metal needs

Water Jet Cutting

The Water Jet Cutting process works when water, sand, and a large amount of pressure are combined with a low-pressure nozzle. This low-pressure output allows the mixture of water and sand to shoot through at high rates of speed, effectively cutting the given material.  Materials that are frequently cut with a water jet cutter include textilesrubberfoamplasticsleathercompositesstonetileglass, metals,  paper, and much more.

Plasma Cutting

Plasma Cutting is preferred by many professionals due to the high speed and relatively low cost associated with larger orders. There are many different ways to cut steel, iron, copper, brass, aluminum, stainless steel, and other durable metals, however, depending on the specifications of the upcoming job and job size, plasma cutting may be the most efficient and least costly approach.

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