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cutting stainless steel

Posted by jtsullivan (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 15, 09 at 19:26

I need to cut stainless steel counter tops for removal. It is heavy guage material. This is demolition work so I don't care if it winds up rough. I just need to remove this quickly and efficiently. This work will be done in a cafeteria setting so one concern is noise. Any suggestions?


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RE: cutting stainless steel

Since no response was given, posting this to let it disappear.
Quietest, oxy/acy or plasma. No, you can't cut with any accuracy with the gas torch, but it WILL melt the stuff apart. An old method of accurate cutting was to inject iron powder in the cutting port.
Cut-off wheel in a grinder. Noisy unless you dampen(weight) the sheet.
Sawzall with the right blade, noisy but quick, no sparks, a big + if you need a fire watch.


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