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  • notching 1/8-1/4" aluminum ???

    good day all,

    Im looking at getting or fabing something to be able to notch some aluminum pate not too long 4-8" notch would do... i dont know if there is something out there that already exist...
    i have seen couple corner notcher(manual ) but would only do 16GA you know what or where i can find such thing?

    thanks all...
    im tired of having chips all over.... lolll
    what about a manual iron worker? any good?

  • #2
    My questions would be how many pcs. will you need to do over a few years & what is your budget?

    A hydraulic notcher would work perfect but would cost several thousand for a good used one. We used to have a notching set-up that was basically a lower & upper. It was a unit that we could put into a press brake or a hydraulic press.

    If you find one that won't do a big enough notch you can do it in steps.

    Here is one. It is rated at 8ga steel but would do 1/4" aluminum.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tennsmith-Mo...item2a4073f2ad
    Last edited by MMW; 12-14-2014, 02:03 PM.
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    • #3
      notching 1/8-1/4" aluminum ???

      what about that set up for the press brake?

      we will be doing few notches for sure but budget for this is pretty thight ... around 1000$
      is pretty much what i want to spend on it!

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      • #4
        Search "notching dies" on evil-bay.---Meltedmetal
        ---Meltedmetal

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        • #5
          With the correct blade and lube (and most importantly eye and ear protection)most wood shop tools will work well even on thicker sections of aluminum.

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          • #6
            notching 1/8-1/4" aluminum ???

            mickey?

            give some examples!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mikey Welds View Post
              With the correct blade and lube (and most importantly eye and ear protection)most wood shop tools will work well even on thicker sections of aluminum.
              Not Tube notching/coping with a saw
              Plate notching- "punching" a notch out of the metal

              http://www.productionspecialty.com/i...s-notchers.htm
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              • #8
                Good excuse to buy a bandsaw....
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                • #9
                  notching 1/8-1/4" aluminum ???

                  what about "table saw" ? anyones used a tablesaw?

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                  • #10
                    Yes a table saw or a circular saw will work with aluminum. A carbide tipped blade with some lube & steady pressure. Chips fly everywhere so cover up. A good vertical band saw with a coarse blade at high speed with lube also cuts aluminum quickly.
                    MM250
                    Trailblazer 250g
                    22a feeder
                    Lincoln ac/dc 225
                    Victor O/A
                    MM200 black face
                    Whitney 30 ton hydraulic punch
                    Lown 1/8x 36" power roller
                    Arco roto-phase model M
                    Vectrax 7x12 band saw
                    Miller spectrum 875
                    30a spoolgun w/wc-24
                    Syncrowave 250
                    RCCS-14

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                    • #11
                      Table saw with a zero degree negative rake blade and lube works great for aluminum . You can build a sled jig that fits the mitre slot in the saw to set the angle of the notch or slot you need. Anodized aluminum will dull your blade very quickly and whatever you do don't try milling steel in a tablesaw.

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                      • #12
                        notching 1/8-1/4" aluminum ???

                        all i need it for is aluminum!!

                        looks like it will be a tablesaw,
                        iron workers are sweet machines but budget not for it now... eventually maybe!

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