John and list:
I'm mainly looking at rough cutting of pieces from 18 or 20 gauge sheet metal
that typically comes in 4 x 8 foot sheets. I would cut out the rough pattern I
want, then trim to my scribed line with hand shears. For cutting out rusted
metal from a car body, I've typically used my air powered cut off tool.
Suggestions from the list included shears made by Bosch or Kett. I found a
Bosch hand held power shear on Ebay that can cut up to 16 gauge metal, and
have won the bid on it, so I'll let the list know how I like it.
I've been thinking about getting the Harbor Freight (Horrible Fright) band saw
for cutting bar stock, angle iron, etc. Anyone have the model John linked to
and do they like it? How good is it for fairly thick steel, like cutting a
pattern out of 1/4 inch steel plate?
Thanks for all the input, and John, are you going to the British car show in
Stowe Vermont on Sept. 16th?
>>> "John T. Blair" <email@example.com> 08/25/05 11:53 AM >>>
I don't know if there is 1 answer. Are you trying to cut new metal or
cut out pieces of car either for replacement or as patch panels?
For new metal, flat, round or L/U channel you won't beat a band saw. For
universal use I'd suggest something like: