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Re: Stainless buck covers
« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2019, 10:02:21 PM »
it is not rated to handle it but it might. may need to do some reinforcing to make it work. as for cutting sheet metal best way I have found is plasma. next best would be metal cutting circular saw. Jigsaw is last option.

Bandsaw or porta band will work great as long as you have a deep enough throat.

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« Reply #21 on: July 01, 2019, 11:48:12 PM »
It will cut easy on a manual, foot operated shear, and decent brake.  
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Re: Stainless buck covers
« Reply #22 on: July 02, 2019, 07:15:05 AM »
The stainless steel covers are sold as an extra from Woodland Mills at 2 per set. 

I will have some made from a metal shop once I purchase the HM 126 this fall...

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Re: Stainless buck covers
« Reply #23 on: July 04, 2019, 09:09:23 PM »
The stainless steel covers are sold as an extra from Woodland Mills at 2 per set.

I will have some made from a metal shop once I purchase the HM 126 this fall...
I e-mailed them, they want $75.00 for two, I need 5. Making them makes sense for me, as I have the time and ability to do it myself. I convince myself that doing this stuff on a low budget is a fun challenge! I isn't an unreasonable price, but again this is a hobby for now, so if I can do it for less I need to.  
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Re: Stainless buck covers
« Reply #24 on: July 05, 2019, 06:36:27 AM »
Quite a while back, someone had a set of them from a Wood-Mizer mill for sale (in the For Sale section) here on the Forum!
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Re: Stainless buck covers
« Reply #25 on: July 10, 2019, 08:28:52 PM »
So the stainless came in today, and I tried to cut it with my 30 year old HF brake/shear. Well the cast iron table for the shear cracked! I ordered a metal saw from Eastwood! Ill get on it when that comes in.
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« Reply #26 on: July 10, 2019, 11:03:41 PM »
Yes, s/s can be a tuff metal to work with. Good luck with your project. Hope it all turns out well...

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Re: Stainless buck covers
« Reply #27 on: July 11, 2019, 01:25:30 AM »
So the stainless came in today, and I tried to cut it with my 30 year old HF brake/shear. Well the cast iron table for the shear cracked!
Stainless is a harder metal to shear and it's also a harder metal to bend on a brake press, likely the nickel content.  You have to make different allowances for it compared to regular sheet metal, depending on the type of bends. It tends to bend with a bit larger radius, not as tight as regular sheet metal.
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Re: Stainless buck covers
« Reply #28 on: July 11, 2019, 07:12:39 AM »
when you drill it, DRILL IT SLOW! if it turns red when you are drilling go full throttle and get it done as fast as you can. Once it cools it is quite a bit more challenging to drill. Make sure you have plenty of sharp drill bits on hand. Stainless is a bear to work with in all aspects.

And make sure you wear gloves. It is not very forgiving if you slip.

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Re: Stainless buck covers
« Reply #29 on: September 15, 2021, 02:54:35 PM »
I'm curious as to whether the DIY covers ever happened.  I see @Dana Stanley hasn't logged on in a while though.
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Re: Stainless buck covers
« Reply #30 on: September 19, 2021, 11:39:24 AM »
Use Cobalt drill bits, not cobalt coated. They will work best. I've drilled plenty of SS in the past, until I had Cobalt bits I was lucky to get 1, sometimes 2 holes before the bit needed sharpening and if it had gotten hot, it was junk. 14 ga SS will be a challenge, use good cutting oil and keep it flowing.
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