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lowfat

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Anyone aware of a store that I can buy 2020 aluminum extrusion, and get it cut to length at the same time? Preferably in black extrusions. Spool3d use to do it but they no longer do. I don't have the tools to do it. Unless I do it w/ a hack saw. I've done it in the past but it doesn't look pretty.

Preferably in Canada. But I'd others if necessary.
 

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I don't have the tools to do it. Unless I do it w/ a hack saw. I've done it in the past but it doesn't look pretty.
I know places like metal super markets will do cut to order but I don't think they deal with aluminum extrusion and I'm not sure how they respond to bringing in your own metal. I think a mitre saw and an aluminum specific saw blade seems like it might be something worth trying though...

 

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I know places like metal super markets will do cut to order but I don't think they deal with aluminum extrusion and I'm not sure how they respond to bringing in your own metal. I think a mitre saw and an aluminum specific saw blade seems like it might be something worth trying though...
This is what I did. Compound Mitre Saw. ALU specific blade, cut to size. Why pay a premium when a blade is so cheap, and the only errors are your own, but the customization is endless.
 

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This is what I did. Compound Mitre Saw. ALU specific blade, cut to size. Why pay a premium when a blade is so cheap, and the only errors are your own, but the customization is endless.
That is the problem tho. :unsure:

I'm rather bad at cutting stuff straight when using power tools. I don't have a garage so I just have to do it in yard on saw horses. Everything I've cut has never been straight. :whistle:
 

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That is the problem tho. :unsure:

I'm rather bad at cutting stuff straight when using power tools. I don't have a garage so I just have to do it in yard on saw horses. Everything I've cut has never been straight. :whistle:
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Mitre Saw's cant really do anything else but cut straight...unless you want them to cut angles? Do you not own a 'chop saw'?

I mean, it's still probably cheaper to mail the product to me, give me the dimensions and I'll cut it all for you and mail it back up to you. Food for thought.
 

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That is the problem tho. :unsure:

I'm rather bad at cutting stuff straight when using power tools. I don't have a garage so I just have to do it in yard on saw horses. Everything I've cut has never been straight. :whistle:
That's what a good set of files is for... you cut it a little long, mark the proper length with a t square and then file down to the bottom of that line.
 

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