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How to cut sheet metal roofing with a 7 1/4″ circular saw. Roofing metal cuts pretty easily with a skillsaw using a cheap carbide tipped saw blade. It does not need to be an expensive saw – a cheap saw will do just fine. Place your sheet metal roofing on a solid secure flat surface and cut as you would thin plywood. The only difference is that you will set the blade depth much deeper to cut metal. Be sure to wear appropriate safety gear such as hearing protection and eye protection! This can’t be emphasized enough! Close fitting, wrap around safety glasses and good quality ear plugs or ear muffs are essential. Cutting sheet metal with a circular saw is extremely noisy and can be very dangerous with flying metal shavings. A metal cutting shear is one of those tools that is handy if you are a roofer, but a tool that most people can’t justify buying for just one job. A cordless sheet metal shear is nice if you buy one since there is no possibility of a cord getting cut by the sheet metal. You may have to replace the saw blade after cutting a quantity of metal roofing panels as the carbide teeth tend to fall off. Some people say to run the blade backwards. I have never tried that since the metal cuts so nicely with the blade running in the proper direction. Music: “IronHorse” Artist: Mean Mary – http://meanmary.com/ Watch “Install Metal Roofing”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnkchKR6wog Please share, like and comment. Please subscribe to our channel. Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsDIY Metal Roofing Installation, Basic How-To VideoMetal Roofing – How to install Snap-On Standing Seam PanelHow To Measure And Install Multi Rib Metal Roofing Part 1Standing Seam Metal Roofing Fort Worth | Call 817-274-6777 | […]

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18 Comments

  • James Casady 8 months ago

    put circular saw blade in backwards

  • roy hoco 8 months ago

    I call bits of metal generated when sawing metal "bullets" because they is what they feel like when they hit me. I use a jig saw to make long horizontal cuts and some cross cuts tuff rib metals and it works well. might not work as well in the corrugated metals. you can flip the tuff rib panel upside down for a flatter sawing surface.,

  • Hank Rearden 8 months ago

    Turn your ripping blade backwards and it cuts steel roofing amazingly well. It does ruin the blade for ripping wood. A good use for a worn out blade and the fact that ripping blades are cheaper are the only advantages.

  • gameforever 8 months ago

    what was the intro music called

  • Troy Nall 8 months ago

    Harbor freight swivel head shears 2500 rpm $49.99. No metal dust, way quieter and easier to handle and no need for a carbide blade.

  • SUBURBAN556 KUCING 8 months ago

    Good solid 3 on the prepared list.

  • Denny Clifton 8 months ago

    Thanks for this video, very helpful

  • MoneyMindMusic 8 months ago

    you shouldn't cut your panels with a saw, they cause the panel the have raw steel at to be exposed causing it to rust quickly, you need to snip or auto snips is the best, or a hand shear , never cut with saw !

  • Graeme Cooper 8 months ago

    This afternoon I reversed the blade on my circular saw and cut through roofing metal – was a lot easier and the cut was really good. I was expecting it to be challenging but found it so simple, just as easy as ply wood actually.

  • grizz270 8 months ago

    i use a grinder to cut with , but not everybody has a grinder useing a saw i put the blade backwards for one simple reason , the chips are smaller , it does not cut easier but i get a smoother cut as well

  • truealchemy 8 months ago

    Use a regular or carbide saw blade (made for wood) and turn the blade backwards . ABSOLUTELY USE EAR PLUGS. It absolutely will damage your ear drums and may cause horrid tinnitus and vertigo that may last for months or forever.  You may also need to consider your neighbors if they are close. This is really loud. The blade will last a very long time for this. Gloves and eyeglasses are important because you will occasionally get hit with or rub against hot sharp shards.

  • Michel Garneau 8 months ago

    put 1/4 " stock under fence.. voila !

  • 1990pommie 8 months ago

    like his time so precious he could not just try the blade backwards theory. to find out?    would have made this video  more enlightening.     still not bad.

  • Stephan Burkhart 8 months ago

    Just cutting a small amount for the garage walls but this is invaluable information. Thank you for posting this great video!

  • Jack Shuman 8 months ago

    The only blade I've used to cut sheet metal is abrasive blade.  They wear out fast but it works.

  • danielsbride1 8 months ago

    Hello Tim, I can see that people have already commented why to run the blade backwards, I just wanted to affirm that running the blade backwards does cut easier and you can use a dull blade that has seen it's use cutting wood. Running it backwards is least likely to catch, and does not throw as many filings. Using an old blade with carbide teeth could possibly send a tooth flying, so be careful. 

  • Redland. Farm 8 months ago

    This looks much easier than the reciprocating saw and cut off tool I have used for roofing metal on my mobile animal pens. I think you saved me some time on future projects, Thanks

  • Happy Homestead Family 8 months ago

    +kcatto21 That's what I'm understanding KC – It cuts smoother. I sure agree with your dad – use it up before tossing it out!