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What's best way to cut 8mm leadscrew?

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  1. Scott_

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    I'm thinking there must be a blade for my compound mitre saw, but is that the way to go?
     
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    These are best cut with abrasive cutting wheels or with a common hack saw. I typically use a Dremel with a metal cutting disk or a grinder with a thin abrasive disk. The compound mitre saw would probably be the last thing I'd try.
     
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    Thanks, makes total sense. Any suggestions for how best to cut the aluminum extrusion?
     
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    Miter saw with a high tooth count non-ferrous metal cutting blade. There's a whole post on the subject somewhere here in the forum.
     
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    Thank you, I really appreciate your help!
     
  6. Adam Filipowicz

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    Cold Saw if you got the coin :)
     

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