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Post by KingCoal » Sun. Oct. 08, 2023 8:52 am

Hi fellas, I want to cut some 1/4” steel ( stove body ) with an air powered recip saw
What tooth count blade am I looking for?
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Post by waytomany?s » Sun. Oct. 08, 2023 12:41 pm

Fine. In a Diablo brand.

 
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Post by Retro_Origin » Sun. Oct. 08, 2023 12:42 pm

KingCoal wrote:
Sun. Oct. 08, 2023 8:52 am
Hi fellas, I want to cut some 1/4” steel ( stove body ) with an air powered recip saw
What tooth count blade am I looking for?
Thanks
steve
Always 3 teeth minimum engaged (for a quarter inch this would be around 12 tpi) Less (coarse blade) the blade will want to jump all around, too many more (fine blade) the chips won't be able to shed fast enough and you'll heat things up real fast...


 
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Post by KingCoal » Sun. Oct. 08, 2023 8:28 pm

Thanks guys that’s a big help
I’ll be back
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Post by tsb » Sun. Oct. 08, 2023 9:09 pm

That's going to be some rough noisy work. See if you can get a local fab shop to shear or burn your parts.

 
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Post by KingCoal » Sun. Oct. 08, 2023 9:29 pm

tsb I wasn’t going to get into it here cause I already have posts in another of my threads
But
I’m actually looking at adding load doors on both sides of the combustion chamber of my Frankenstove baseburner
So, looking to make openings in the side walls which are actually 3/16”

 
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Post by tsb » Sun. Oct. 08, 2023 9:55 pm

If the stove is not in a living area, I would use a hand grinder and a green wheel.


 
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Post by davidmcbeth3 » Sun. Oct. 08, 2023 10:20 pm

Retro_Origin wrote:
Sun. Oct. 08, 2023 12:42 pm
Always 3 teeth minimum engaged (for a quarter inch this would be around 12 tpi) Less (coarse blade) the blade will want to jump all around, too many more (fine blade) the chips won't be able to shed fast enough and you'll heat things up real fast...
Good points + use cutting oil or, in a pinch, WD40 .. I'd cut with my band saw myself..maybe no have

 
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Post by ColdHouse » Mon. Oct. 09, 2023 4:38 am

In my opinion one of the best ways to cut 1/4 inch steel is with a cut off wheel. I wouldn't waste my time with a 4 inch grinder. Not that long ago I migrated to a 7" grinder and it makes all the difference in the world. If you want a straight line, clamp another piece of steel where you want to cut and use it as a guide. Reciprocating saw in my opinion is a terrible choice for cutting metal. I have a brother that has cut lots of steel with his Bosch jig saw.

 
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Post by Retro_Origin » Mon. Oct. 09, 2023 5:40 pm

Just use the 'score and snap' method.

 
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Post by KingCoal » Mon. Oct. 09, 2023 6:35 pm

Stove is in the living room
Already passed on the plasma cutter idea, to far from 220 and big air compressor, not to mention sparks near carpet
Tending toward the jig saw option, tooth count should be the same
Here’s a pic of the door and frame for reference
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1400 DS Circulator on left

Will be making an opening on each of the sidewalls and bolting complete frames and doors on
Pretty easy project once the process is decided on

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