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Chapter 2. Cut-off Machines and Tools

Hand Hacksaw

Cut Thin Material

As mentioned earlier, a power hacksaw is not suitable for cutting thin material as the material will bend. When it is necessary to cut thin material, less than 10mm, it is best to do this by hand using a hacksaw.

Fig.1, Hacksaw
How to use a hacksaw

Generally, the blade of a hacksaw is designed for cutting when it is pushed. Therefore, more force is used when pushing the hacksaw that when pulling backwards during the return stroke.

Figure 2 shows the using of the hacksaw. The photo shows the cutting of aluminum alloy of 10 mm diameter. Cutting is easier and safer when the material is fixed in a vise.

Fig.2, Cutting with a Hacksaw

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