While a normal sheet of aluminum can be easily cut with the help of a table saw and blade, cutting aluminum diamond plate is relatively intricate because of the pattern.
Can you cut diamond plate on a table saw?
You sure can. They sell fiber metal cutting blades. They aren’t like saw blades with teeth. There are also blades that have lots of small teeth.
How do you cut diamonds?
Diamond cutting is done by cleaning or sawing the diamond with a steel blade or a laser like the Sarine Quazer 3. The rough diamond is usually placed in a wax or cement mold to hold it in place and then cleaved along its tetrahedral plane, its weakest point. If no point of weakness exists, instead sawing is used.
Can I cut aluminum with a wood blade?
Standard woodworking blades with carbide tips still work but require extra precautions. The tips are more likely to grab the aluminum or break off. Almost all major blade manufacturers make blades specially designed for cutting non-ferrous material.
How do you cut a Chequer plate?
Aluminum cuts very nicely with a circular saw. Get yourself a new carbide-tipped blade (and some earplugs), clamp a guide to the plate on both sides of the saw, and lower the blade about 1cm past the metal. Push slowly. A well-used blade, or non-carbide blade, will do a spectacularly poor job.
Can you use a jigsaw to cut aluminum?
1. Install a metal cutting blade into a jigsaw. Use a 24-toothed blade, or greater, to cut through aluminum; the more teeth on the blade, the smoother the cut will be.