How to Cutting Thin-Gauge Steel

In this article, experts from professional hot line clamp manufacturer share the steps for cutting thin-gauge steel. There are four important steps you should do to cut thin-gauge steel and its products.

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1.Cut thin stainless steel metal, between 25 and 15 gauge, with a pair of compound-action snips or shears, also called aviator's snips or tin snips.

2. Mark on your stainless steel sheet with a permanent marker or metal scribe where you want to make the cut.

3. Place the edge of the stainless steel all the way inside the jaws of the snips and cut along the line that you marked.

4. Use sandpaper to soften rough edges and remove dangerous burs once the cut is complete.