What can I use to cut used sheet metal into designs?

  5 answers
  • Peggy L Burnette Peggy L Burnette on Nov 16, 2019

    Hi Shauneen, this is Peggy. Hope this helps you get your sheet metal cut into the designs you want. Cutting

    1. Commonly known as “aviation snips” or “tinsnips,” these scissor-like tools are great for cutting soft sheet metals such as tin, aluminum, brass, and thin-gauge (24 gauge or thinner) steel. ...
    2. A hacksaw can cut sheet metal, but its shape limits its turning radius and depth of cut.

    More items...•Jun 24, 2015

    How to Choose, Cut, and Bend Sheet Metal | Make: - Makezine

    https://makezine.com › 2015/06/24 › skill-builder-working-with-sheet-metal

  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Nov 17, 2019

    ”sheet metal” is a very Broad term. Are you talking mild steel? Are you talking aluminum?.

    If the methods that Peggy described above, aren’t enough, then you need to get at least a saber saw, with metal cutting blades.

  • Laura Cooper Laura Cooper on Nov 17, 2019

    Tinsnips as mentioned by another poster are what professional tinners use. They come in straight, angled and curved cuts. You can also use electric snips

  • Zard Pocleeb Zard Pocleeb on Nov 17, 2019

    A jigsaw with a metal cutting blade might be the easiest and fastest way to go. You can get a base model for under $30 if you don’t have one or don’t have a family member or friend to borrow one from. If you do a fair amount of work it would also be a nice addition to your tools.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Nov 21, 2019

    How big are the pieces you are wanting to cut?

    Please tell us a little more about your project so that we can offer you some suggestions particular to your situation.