Question Home power tools for cutting aluminum?

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I don't know if this is the right section to post this thread... I currently have a GOXAWEE rotary tool, but its cutting wheels are just not strong enough to cut through aluminum. Can someone recommend me a home power cutting tool for this?
 
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That is the important question. If you are trying to cut square stock then a band saw or cutoff saw. Holes in aluminum plate would best be a jigsaw. Use a drill to create an opening for the blade. It depends on what you are cutting.
I am just trying to cut my aluminum plates to proper dimensions. The band saws are very expensive though...
 

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A jigsaw will work with a good metal cutting blade. Also get a fairly coarse blade since the aluminum unlike other metals will actually melt and fill in the teeth on finer blades, making them useless after cutting a few inches (yeah I've tried it before). You'll also probably need more than one blade. A jigsaw like this is probably adequate.
 
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A jigsaw will work with a good metal cutting blade. Also get a fairly coarse blade since the aluminum unlike other metals will actually melt and fill in the teeth on finer blades, making them useless after cutting a few inches (yeah I've tried it before). You'll also probably need more than one blade. A jigsaw like this is probably adequate.
Cutting 2021 was always a pain.
 
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