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Abe
02-05-2004, 03:59 PM
I need to bore a 4" hole through a double brick wall, on the inside is a stainless steel plate. The stainless is just a cladding, so not very thick.

What tool can I use to cut through the stainless steel plate cladding?

Any help would be appreciated

Thx

rbartlett
02-05-2004, 06:11 PM
a normal starett cutter will do this but keep the speed low a it will burn and blunt very quickly
or even a diamond cutter as you would use normally for holes -these will cut steel reinforce rods in concrete -again take it slowly

cheers

richard

chemi-cool
02-05-2004, 07:30 PM
hi abe,

heat does not travel well in SS, ie it a good insulator. as richard said, use a starett holesaw 4" very low speed as speed on these things is measured at meter per second.

you need to turn such diameter at 30 to 40 rpm. use cutting coolant or the holesaw will burn. if getting hot, stop and cool and so on till you go through.

watch out, the edge is very sharp. file it before you stick your hand through.

good luck.

chemi

frankmcbride
03-05-2004, 12:21 AM
hi guys ,agree with your answers use plenty of cutting fluid or maybe some tallo..............and cool with water.

Bones
03-05-2004, 09:02 AM
rbartlett and chemi-cool <- sounds like good advise to me, cut a few holes through shipping containers lined with stainless in my short time in the field so far and thats exactly how i tackled the situation, cant go wrong Aiyub ;)

Abe
03-05-2004, 09:27 AM
Thank you everyone with all your help.
Tackling job tomorrow

Rango
09-05-2004, 01:46 AM
Any cobalt hole saw w/ plenty of water and/or cutting oil. Do it on awwekly basis.

cheynchichester
11-06-2009, 04:17 PM
You can use a Smith & Arrow cutting disc. I use it for my line of work. I think it will do just fine with your stainless steel plate.

nh3wizard
11-06-2009, 04:25 PM
You can use a Smith & Arrow cutting disc. I use it for my line of work. I think it will do just fine with your stainless steel plate.


I am sure he already has the hole cut since the post was in 2004.

michaelm
11-06-2009, 08:11 PM
I am sure he already has the hole cut since the post was in 2004.
Not necessary

Brian_UK
11-06-2009, 11:04 PM
But would a cutting disc cut a hole in a sheet?

eggs
12-06-2009, 12:35 AM
But would a cutting disc cut a hole in a sheet?

Come on Brian, get with it.
Holes can be square as well as round. Have you never used a little grinder with a cutting disc to cut a square hole? :o

Kids, these days.

Eggs

Magoo
12-06-2009, 01:52 AM
If all else fails with SS borrow a plasma cutter, quick and easy.
magoo

nh3wizard
12-06-2009, 03:49 PM
Not necessary

Whats not necessary?

tbirdtbird
14-06-2009, 03:57 AM
Magoo is right plasma is so quick and painless on stainless. I do a lot of stainless work and if am forced to use mechanical cutting methods believe it or not after trying everything, I have found that a spray bottle with water works the best of all. Use lots. Various cutting oils actually make it worse. Someone commented the original post was old but various members could still benefit from other members' knowledge being added.