10 Tips on How to Cut Stainless SteelAccording to the SSINA, stainless steel isn’t a single alloy, but rather the name applies to a group of iron bases alloys containing at least 10.5% chromium. Other added elements and the chromium increase corrosion resistance, improve heat resistance, enhance mechanical properties, and improve fabricating characteristics. Stainless steel provides a wide range of application starting with sheet metal, jewelry, cars, bridges or sculptures. It is hard metal and can be used to coat softer metals. None of these would be possible without cutting process. Follow the lines below and learn how to cut stainless steel with 10 different tools:
Angle GrinderIt is a handheld appliance used for abrasive cutting, and it's ideal for cutting stainless steel plates. If you want to cut stainless steel with this device, you require a side grinder and blade. Add an abrasive disc to the side grinder.
An angle grinder cut-off wheel that’s about 5 inches is suitable for this operation. Control the grinder, it should be appropriately balanced. The disc should be secured precisely on the center of the device. When a grinder is not entirely stable, it may cause the wheel to damage or even break. After the setting of grinder and cut-off wheel, line a place of your wanted cut with a marker. Set the device on top of reducing material and align the disc with the area you need to cut. Then, slowly lower the wheel down to the steel plate. Use some effort to push the disc all along the line. Allow the disc cut through the steel panel all the way and get the desired cut.