How To Cut Metal Studs
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How to cut metal studs. To cut individual steel studs and tracks use straight-cut aviation snips Photo 1. Set your saw to straight rather than oscillating if theres a choice. Make cutting the studs with aviation snips easier by first scoring the studs with a utility knife on both sides and then bending the stud back and forth until it breaks apart.
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Metal studs are purchased in lengths from 8 ft up to 24 ft or more in increments of 2 ft. The Easy Way To Cut Metal Studs Just by using circular sawThanks for watchingLike Comment and ShareSubscribe if you like I created this video with th. Use your measuring tape to measure the length of the stud youll be cutting then use a permanent marker and mark the spot on the stud where youll make the cut.
So just like wood framing youll be cutting studs to length and you wont want to be using your good sliding compound miter saw to do it. Metal framing contractors dont generally notch or bore holes into CFS studs anyway. If you need to cut dozens of metal studs and tracks quickly use a circular saw fitted with a toothless Carborundum metal-cutting.
Here are a few tips for cutting metal with a recip saw. To cut multiple pieces at once use a miter saw with a metal cutting blade. Cuts both sides with snips and score a line on the back.
After bending the stud back and forth a few times you should end up with a burr-free cut. The stud finder will give you a relatively precise location but metal studs. Cut Individual Metal Studs Family Handyman recommends using straight-cut aviation snips.
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