| Step 1 |
Choose a design. Digitize the image and print it onto self-adhesive label paper. Or download our image here. Printing images onto label paper makes sawing much easier.
| Step 2 |
Cut the image out of the label leaving plenty of space around the image.
| Step 3 |
Adhere the image to the sheet metal.
| Step 4 |
Set up the saw frame and the bench pin.
| Step 5 |
Lubricate the saw blade with cut lubricant. Apply it to the sides, not the teeth.
| Step 6 |
Apply lubricant to the back of the sheet metal.
| Step 7 |
Hold the metal so that itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s slightly off the edge of the bench pin.
| Step 8 |
Hold the saw lightly, keeping your forearm and hand relaxed and at a 90-degree angle to the metal.
| Step 9 |
Gently make a couple of downward strokes on the edge of the metal where you will start to saw, making a small groove in which to work.
| Step 10 |
Slowly move the saw frame up and down, keeping it at a 90-degree angle to the metal. Move forward in the metal while following your design. (If the saw blade is not kept at a 90-degree angle, it will break. The blade is making a channel that is only as wide as the blade.)
| Step 11 |
To turn a corner, shift the metal while slowly moving the saw up and down in place.
| Tip |
You cannot twist the saw and keep going in a new direction it will snap. If it snaps, add a new saw blade, and more cut lubricant.
| Step 12 |
Keep moving the metal while you saw in place until you have turned the corner.
| Step 13 |
Continue to saw, following your pattern. Move slowly and carefully, and be gentle with your saw.
| Step 14 |
Peel off the label and wipe the shape clean of residual adhesive.
| Step 15 |
Congratulations! You have cut a design out of sheet metal.