Saws and Turning Radius
by Judy Larson
When designing something that will be cut out with a saw, it is important to keep in mind the size of the design in relation to the depth of the saw frame that will be used.
Instructions
Even though the width of the design fits the frame, if the corner-to-corner distance of the sheet metal is more than the depth of the saw frame, turning while sawing will be almost impossible and blades will be broken. The depth of this saw frame from the blade to the leading edge at the back of the frame is 3" and will just barely accommodate this design on this metal sheet.  However, the corner-to-corner distance of the sheet metal is greater than the depth of the frame. It is necessary to switch to a frame with a greater depth.   
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Even with switching to a saw frame with a 6" depth, it would be very difficult to cut out the pieces on these larger sheets. Remember, measure the greatest distance that may need to be accommodated to determined the frame needed. Even with that, you will find it easier to work if the pieces are cut apart with shears, flattened, and then cut with a saw. 
Judy Larson's Saws and Turning Radius - , Tools For Wire Jewelry, Sawing, Saw, Wire Saw, saws and turning radius
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Deluxe Sawframe, 4 Inches
SAW-314.00
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4 Saw Frame with Tension Screw
SAW-334.00
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2/0 Relentless Sawblade - Sold by the Dozen
SAW-400.05D
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  • Technique(s): Sawing