Originally Posted by Eric H
Hi to the almightily forum.
I'm nearly finished on the "lower bits" of my lady, and wondering what tool people like to use to cut aluminum patches. I have only cut sheet steel which can bend it odd ways with tin snip cuts...should I use a band saw?
This may not be possible/practical for everyone, but it worked for me. I've got a friend with a machine shop nearby that has a computer- controlled plasma cutter. He placed a sheet of thin Al plate on the machine's cutting table, dialed in the dimensions of the square piece and in a few seconds the machine cut it out to the exact shape/dimensions I needed. The edges were surprisingly smooth and would be fine for most applications with a light sanding with wet paper. He didn't charge me anything, but, this service may not be available to everyone.