How to cut stainless steel sheet?

Source:UAITE STEEL CO., LTD    Time:23 December 2020

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  The stainless steel sheet is applied in our daily life,however there is some wrong demonstration of cutting stainless steel sheet.To make the way of application safer ,there are some tips should pay attention.

  The article contains following:

  1,The preparation work is important

  2,Measuring for the cut and cut the stainless steel sheet

  3,How to make the cleaning work

  1,The preparation work is important

  Regardless of how you’ll be cutting the metal, you’ll need to prepare your workspace. A nice sturdy workbench or saw horses will be necessary for this project.

  If you’re going to be using a saw, grinder, or plasma cutter, it’s best to work outside. Otherwise, make sure you remove anything flammable from the area, as sparks are going to be flying as you cut.

  2,Measuring for the cut and cut the stainless steel sheet

  Use your tape measure to get an accurate measurement for the area you need to cut. Use your marker to mark off where you need to cut. If you’re going to be cutting a straight line, use a ruler or square to get a perfectly straight line.Once you’ve set up your workspace and measured and marked for your cut, it's time to select a tool for the job.

  If you’re cutting through thin stainless sheets, tin snips are your best option. Thicker sheets will require power shears, a circular saw or an angle grinder. You can also use a circular saw for stainless tubing. For really heavy duty steel, a plasma cutter is your best option.

  When you cut the steel sheet there are some ways to cut it:

  (1)Use a circular saw. A circular saw is a handheld power saw with a circular blade. You can quickly cut through stainless steel with a circular saw if you use the right blade. Make sure you get a circular saw that can cut through sheet metal that’s as thick as yours is.

  (2)Get a diamond saw blade. Diamond saw blades are stronger than other saw blades you can use with a circular saw. Stainless steel is tougher to cut through than other metals, so you’ll want something strong like a diamond saw blade for your saw. Once you get the blade, swap it out with the blade that’s currently in your circular saw.

  (3)Clamp your sheet metal down to a work table. Don’t try to cut your stainless steel without clamping it down or it could shift when you’re cutting it. Use clamps you can tighten, like F clamps, to secure the sheet metal to the table. The clamps should be tight enough that the sheet metal doesn't shift at all

  (4) Line up the saw blade with the section you want to cut and turn on the saw. Rest the flat base of the saw on the top of the sheet metal. Once the saw is on, slowly bring it across the top of the sheet metal, following the line you want to cut with the blade. It may help if you mark the line you want to cut beforehand.Wear protective eyewear and gloves while you’re operating the ciIf you're trying to cut a perfectly straight line, lay a framing square on the sheet metal and press it against the flat base on the circular saw. As you're cutting, keep the base of the saw pressed against the edge of the framing square so the line you cut is straight.

  3,How to make the cleaning work

  Once you’ve finished cutting, you’re going to be left with a pretty nasty edge along any of the sides you cut. To truly finish the job, use a file or deburrer to remove the rough edge from your material.