Cutting 4130 sheet on a Table Saw

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Little Scrapper

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Jan 3, 2014
Re: hacksaw
I read about a guy building a Corby Starlet in a Sport Aviation years ago. His task was cutting out the gear legs. He worked himself to death trying to hacksaw them fast.
He figured out he could go slow and steady and make the same or better progress - figuring he was locally hardening the material by heating it up trying to cut fast. It still took a while, but he wasn't killing himself either.
I think there’s a lot to be said for taking what you have and just making it work. Often times spending money can kinda ruin the fun.

I really like a bandsaw though. 😂