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#1 posted 09-14-2018 12:30 PM

I have only cut relatively thin and small pieces. I used a fret saw blade for that but probably not the best choice if you have a lot to cut. If your scroll saw is not variable speed it is probably going too run to fast to do it comfortably (safely?). You can check out this chart to find which Olson blades at least can be used for cutting non-ferrous metal. They can be a little hard to find. I did find some here that do not appear to be on that chart that might work. If your saw uses pinned blades you might be out of luck.

Note that I have read that some people sandwich metal between some thin plywood or lauan to make it easier to cut. You may be able to use double sided tape to attach the plywood.

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