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Proper Cutting Methods

Proper-cutting-methods-metal-aluminum-steel.jpgATAS International offers a wide variety of profiles and material types. With all of these options, it’s crucial to use the appropriate tools and cutting methods.

Common Types of ATAS Supplied Building Materials:
  • Aluminum
  • Metallic Coated Steel
  • Zinc
  • Copper
  • Stainless Steel
  • Stone Coated Steel
  • Insulated Metal Panels

Recommended Field Methods of Cutting:
  • SnapTable
  • Mobile Shear
  • Electric Shear
  • Hand Shear
  • Nibbler
  • Hand Snip
  • Circular Saw - with proper blade

Methods of Cutting NOT Recommended:
  • Reciprocating Saw
  • Grinder
  • Note: Some common field cutting methods may vary by panel profile/style/material and may be not endorsed by the paint manufacturers

Cautions:
  • There are many methods to cutting but some may be recommended over others
  • Some common field cutting methods are not endorsed by paint manufacturers
  • Proper training is required