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Hi, introducing myself and a question
trowlred - Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 10:16amFabrication
I am relatively new to metal fabrication. I have taken two semesters of metal sculpture at a school in Manhattan. We learned traditional gas welding and cutting as well as mig welding and plasma cutting. I am now not able to afford another class at the moment and would like to be able to cut metal at home for whitesmithing(? - not sure of all these terminologies yet).
So the question:
I would like to be able to cut 16 gauge mild steel into small intricate shapes. I have done a lot of research and found three methods that interest me. Coping saw with a titanium blade(http://www.garrettwade.com/multi-function-coping-saw/p/10A01.02/ or http://www.knewconcepts.com/5-inch.php), jigsaw, or a Beverly b1 throatless shear(love this but more like a wish than reality).
Can anyone recommend another method or expand on which of these would work better for what i am trying to do?