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|Synonyms:||aluminium (British & DE)|
|Suggested Tools:||hacksaws, pipe cutter|
Aluminum is a soft and lightweight metal. It is not magnetic and shows virtually no corrosion. Due to its low melting point it is often extruded into pipes and profiles.
Hacksaws (or a pipe cutter if you're dealing with a pipe) can cut aluminum. Cutting sheet aluminum should also be possible with fretsaws or our scroll saw, but we haven't tested that yet.
Caution - abrasive discs as used with a disc grinder or rotary tool are reported to overheat and fail as the soft aluminum clogs them!
Aluminum can be brazed rather than welded.