How would you cut this 1" Aluminum


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I posed the question to my brother who has worked with aluminum for years, fab and welding. He said with a fine tooth blade on the ts, with the blade turning, coat it with bar soap and run the piece of aluminum thru slowly. 

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I have a miter saw I bought off of CL set up to cut aluminum, with a 12" aluminum cutting blade on it.  Cutting aluminum is pretty easy, but it makes a Big mess with all the aluminum shavings.  They're hard to clean up.

Cutting that small of a piece, put a board under it to fully support it over any softer plastic insert on a miter saw.  I do aluminum cutting outside, and one day I sent such a small piece flying about 75 feet after the insert flexed and the blade grabbed it.  I felt lucky it didn't hit flesh.

If you have time in the project, send it to me and I'll cut it for you and send the piece back.  I work with aluminum fairly often.

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