For thinner gauge material such as up to 16 gauge or 1 16 a wave set blade of 32 teeth per inch would be appropriate and for heavier gauge a wave or raker set blade of 24 teeth per inch would be more.
Cutting 14 gauge stainless steel.
The best tool for cutting stainless steel will vary depending on the material you re cutting.
Thin gauge steel like sheet metal can be cut with a large variety of tools.
Cutting thick gauge stainless steel step 1 cut steel thicker than 8 gauge with an angle grinder with an abrasiveness cutoff wheel that is designed for making rough cuts on stainless steel.
Easily adjusted blades make for easy work adjustment.
John searles demonstrates cutting 16 gauge 304 2b stainless steel with a makita js3200.
This fast cutting 14 gauge shear can handle the toughest jobs you can even cut stainless steel up to 16 gauge.
Steel comes in many different forms and thicknesses.
These have strong jaws that nibble through the metal cutting out a 1 4 inch wide strip and leaving a very clean edge.
With the ergonomic tactile grip and lock on switch you have comfort and control over making straight cuts.
Hand hack sawing of stainless steel is not ideal and should only be used on light gauge bar and small diameter bar tube and pipe.
Steel thickness is referred to as gauge the smaller the number of gauge the thicker the steel.
The milwaukee 18 gauge shear features a powerful 6 8 the milwaukee 18 gauge shear features a powerful 6 8 amp motor that delivers up to 2500 spm spindle speeds for cutting up to 15 fpm.
Be sure to use a face shield safety glasses leather gloves and earplugs to protect yourself from flying debris sparks and loud noise produced by the angle.
The 6815 shear will leave a smooth burr free edge ready to be finished.
Dicfeos double head metal sheet nibbler cutter with circle cutting accessories drill attachment with wrench and parts maximum 14 gauge steel 4 3 out of 5 stars 330 35 99 35.
Gauge to thickness chart click here for a printable pdf chart gauge.
This tool is strong enough to cut up to 10 gauge.