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Post questions and info about pneumatic (compressed gas) powered cannons here. This includes discussion about valves, pipe types, compressors, alternate gas setups, and anything else relevant.
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Unread postAuthor: nadjatee1996 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:32 pm

Well, I decided to name my creation HellHound, but heres the question, whats the best way to cut 0.04 aluminum? I can keep cutting it with a blade, but the blade gets dull FAST and the first few cuts really ruins the paint, so what ways do you guys use?I also have a hacksaw, but it kinda bends the metal a little
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Unread postAuthor: Alster370 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:15 pm

Oh metal sheet, Id use a jigsaw.
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Unread postAuthor: LovableAirGuns » Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:42 pm

you could use a pipe cutter?
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Unread postAuthor: nadjatee1996 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:50 pm

I'm talking about an aluminum sheet
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Unread postAuthor: Jimmy K » Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:53 pm

The "0.04" is in inches, right? You could use tin snips:

http://www.amazon.com/Ace-Aviation-Tin- ... B001J50ZSM
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Unread postAuthor: nadjatee1996 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:13 pm

Have something similar to that a home (but mine can cut steel, BOOYAH), it makes really rough cuts and it bends the metal too, one side goes up, another goes down
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Unread postAuthor: metalmeltr » Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:34 pm

Use a pair of manual nibblers.

Another source
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Unread postAuthor: Hubb » Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:17 pm

My friend, you should invest in the one tool that every spudder needs: A Dremel.
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Unread postAuthor: nadjatee1996 » Sat Feb 26, 2011 7:04 pm

Got one, but its hard to control it to cut it through the metal, it scratches up the metal a lot.
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Unread postAuthor: nadjatee1996 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:16 pm

Just to satisfy my paranoia needs, if I have a 6 feet tube able to withstand 689 PSI, a 6 inch piece of that tube can also withstand 689 PSI, right?
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Unread postAuthor: Jimmy K » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:57 pm

Yup. Whether it be 6 feet, 6 inches, 6 miles or 6 mm, the pressure rating is the same.
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