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post #16 of 28 Old 02-21-2011, 08:22 AM
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Putting a blade in backward still cuts but does not bind up. I used a plywood blade smaller teeth.


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post #17 of 28 Old 02-21-2011, 08:56 AM
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Out of curiousity, why does flipping the blade backwards work?


I cut aluminum channel with my chopsaw all the time, but obviously this is not that same.[/QUOTE]

A standard woodcutting blade has too much rake on the teeth, making for a dangerous and aggressive cut. Having the blade backwards, prevents that, keeping kick-back to a minimum.
A non-ferrous metal cutting blade has very little rake on the carbide teeth, which also reduces that DANGEROUS kick-back.
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post #18 of 28 Old 02-22-2011, 07:10 AM
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by running it backwards it doesnt plug up and it doesnt kick back as much i have used one at work a lot of times replacing floors in refrigerated semi trailers very loud but works just fine
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post #19 of 28 Old 02-22-2011, 10:20 AM
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At the sheet metal shop I worked in we used a hand held jigsaw. I use the jigsaw at home on aluminum and it works great. Leave a regular "wood" blade in and have at it.

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post #20 of 28 Old 02-22-2011, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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Cut the 3 main pieces of the plate this morning. Came out dead straight. Used a circular saw with a wood framing blade 24 tooth, no problems. I did not turn it backwards or anything i just set the depth of the blade to 1/4" so there was nothing to even allow binding.

Jigsaw is up next... Cringing about messing up this part. As long as i get the main center piece perfect, im on track.
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post #21 of 28 Old 02-22-2011, 12:57 PM
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perfect depends on how far away you are when you look at it


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post #22 of 28 Old 02-22-2011, 05:06 PM
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Believe it or not laying down tape over the line you are going to cut makes the cut cleaner, I don't know why but it does. I just lay down tape re-draw my cut line and have at it. I prefer to use a table saw with the blade in the correct way.

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post #23 of 28 Old 02-22-2011, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
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Well here is what i got done today.

Very happy with my progress and how great it came out as far as the cuts. I was really worried i would screw up the big mid section and be out $100.

Cutting curves that dramatic with a jigsaw - PITA. Really likes to bind up but i got through it. Also... dangerous edges had to file those down as soon as i got home to a file.

I am currently trying to figure out how to, or find a place to put a bend in the front and back of the midsection piece for both strength and to tie into the tailgate door. One place wanted $75... for 5 minutes of their time...




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post #24 of 28 Old 02-26-2011, 12:56 AM
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nice work man
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post #25 of 28 Old 02-26-2011, 12:39 PM
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finish it off with some of this stuff, they have it in chrome or black
http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...questid=396793

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post #26 of 28 Old 02-26-2011, 05:08 PM
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Nice work. Makes me appreciate my plasma cutter that much more, that and the fact we have a water jet cutter at work.
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post #27 of 28 Old 02-27-2011, 02:56 AM
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finish it off with some of this stuff, they have it in chrome or black
http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...questid=396793
You would like the wider black rubber edging better to control noise.

A 89 yj with a 4.0 aw4 sye out of an 92xj. Now the hard part is done time to get it up in the air just a bit. Working on 8.8 with 3.73 and lsd for the rear. and new D30 hp with 3.73 .
For those who have not figured this out I'm old school but can handle the new too.
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post #28 of 28 Old 02-27-2011, 04:48 PM
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You would like the wider black rubber edging better to control noise.
i couldt find the bigger stuff on their site, but i found a bunch on ebay.

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