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Old 12-09-2008
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Originally Posted by Rockter View Post
Watch your heat build-up and fire risk. Resins catch fire quickly. Keep a hose nearby and make sure the water is switched on. Fill a bucket of water also and keep it nearby.
I agree - and not just resins! Aluminium is a very reactive metal. Once the stable oxide coating is removed, the powder produced by grinding or sawing can be potentially flammable. However, provided you take precautions, using discs or saws intended for aluminium cutting should get you a positive result.

Happy cutting!

Stuart
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