Tip for cutting sheet metal
by Deb Mae
(Dearborn Heights MI)
Old fashioned paper cutter
Just wanted to give a tip. I aquired an old fashioned industrial paper cutter like they used in office & schools, one with the wooden base and strong metal handle. It is awesome to cut metal sheet up to 20 gauge, 22-26 being very easy, 20 needs some strength. You can pick them up on eBay pretty cheap. It certainly has helped cutting all my brass, bronze and copper sheets.
Hi Deb Mae. I apologize for the long delay. Seems I mismarked several submissions as completed and just discovered my mistake.
For clean cuts vs. using metal shears, I can see where a good solid paper-cutter can be a big time-saver. I would think one would want to pick up a fairly heavy duty cutter such as the old wooden base one you describe.