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Offline Lbob131

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Mafell P1CC cutting Insulated panel?
« on: November 26, 2019, 05:09 PM »
Have   a  lot  of  80mm  insulated  panel  to  cut.  Sheet metal  encased  polyurethane.
About  70  rectangular  holes to be precise  about  400mm x  280mm.
We   currently use   cordless  jigsaws,  sawing  one side  first  then the other side  separately.

So  it  made me think of the Mafell P1CC  as  I seen  good comments  about  this jigsaw  on the FOG.
The  intention  would  be to use  a blade  to  cut  both  sides  of the panel  at once.

My  initial  thoughts  would be that  the blade  wavers   on the opposite   side leaving an  unsightly  cut.
Certainly  with my  Metabo cordless  jigsaw  I would expect that result.
Anyone any thoughts  on this  and any thoughts  on a good blade?
 Many Thanks.



« Last Edit: November 26, 2019, 05:52 PM by Lbob131 »

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Offline neeleman

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Re: Mafell P1CC cutting Insulated panel?
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2019, 05:35 PM »
Festool sells a special insulation blade for jig saws:  S 155/W/3
Although I have not have good results with it.

May be better switch to a dedicated insulating saw: ISC 240?

I once used my HKC/TS 55 on FS rails on 90 mm insulation and after that I used a (cheap) japanese handsaw to cut the rest of the cut. The cut came out pretty square.
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Offline Lbob131

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Re: Mafell P1CC cutting Insulated panel?
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2019, 05:50 PM »
Nice looking saw  though I don't think it would cut metal.
My panels  are 80mm   sandwich  with  sheet metal surface  on both sides.

Offline Svar

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Re: Mafell P1CC cutting Insulated panel?
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2019, 06:05 PM »
I don't think there is <80 mm blade for metal. P1cc will not make any difference for your task.
Plunge cut with track saw and finish corners with jigsaw? Could you even safely plunge-cut into sheet metal?
« Last Edit: November 26, 2019, 06:11 PM by Svar »

Offline Lbob131

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Re: Mafell P1CC cutting Insulated panel?
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2019, 06:14 PM »
I've seen  these....
https://www.screwfix.com/p/t318af-metal-jigsaw-blades-t-shank-132mm-3-pack/5157v

Which are 132 mm long.
Ideally I would like  to cut  right through  in one pass.

Offline Svar

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Re: Mafell P1CC cutting Insulated panel?
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2019, 06:19 PM »
I've seen  these....
https://www.screwfix.com/p/t318af-metal-jigsaw-blades-t-shank-132mm-3-pack/5157v
Which are 132 mm long.
Ideally I would like  to cut  right through  in one pass.
Well, than it's worth a try with P1cc. If not, you'll have a great jigsaw for other tasks.

Offline fuzzy logic

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Re: Mafell P1CC cutting Insulated panel?
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2019, 12:16 AM »
Coming up unavailable when I check the link for Screwfix. 
Is this the blade being referred to: Bosch T318AF Jigsaw Blades 2608634241 5pce Metal Sheets. 

Google search came up with other suppliers, in UK, who do have in stock?
(I currently use similar DeWalt blades that have been fine for cutting steel trunking.) 

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Offline Cheese

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Re: Mafell P1CC cutting Insulated panel?
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2019, 12:40 AM »
Nice looking saw  though I don't think it would cut metal.
My panels  are 80mm   sandwich  with  sheet metal surface  on both sides.

I'm curious what the thickness of the aluminum is and what the thickness of the polyurethane is?

If the aluminum is just a thin veneer then you'd want to choose the blade based on the majority of the material you're cutting.

Bosch makes long blades to cut 4 x 4 material and 6 x 6 material. Need to know the material being cut to decide upon the blade used for the task.

Offline Cheese

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Re: Mafell P1CC cutting Insulated panel?
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2019, 09:42 AM »
So, here's a Bosch blade that's 10" long and it's designed to specifically cut material that's a metal & wood sandwich.

I'd start here and see how it cuts your material, if that works then I'd worry about which saw to use.

FWIW...I own a P1cc and highly recommend it. It's impressive to see how perpendicular the cut is without any external blade guides.

https://www.boschtools.com/us/en/boschtools-ocs/t-shank-jig-saw-blades-for-wood-t1018afp-43105-p/

« Last Edit: November 27, 2019, 09:47 AM by Cheese »

Offline Lbob131

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Re: Mafell P1CC cutting Insulated panel?
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2019, 01:43 PM »
The Hilti sandwich blade  is  £17.50.
Looks similar to the bosch  one.