Cutting your own copper sheets is a simple way to add a personal touch to any project, to allow for custom dimensions possibly unavailable commercially, and to save the additional costs of custom cutting which can quickly impact the total costs of your project. With careful attention to measurements and a steady motion of cutting, this task should prove easy to even the most novice builders.
Things You'll Need
- Safety Goggles
- Work Gloves
- Tape Measure
- Marking Tool (Scribe, Fine Point Marker, or Grease Pencil)
- Metal cutting Sheer
- Deburring Tool
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Wear safety goggles and work gloves.
Lay out copper sheet on a flat surface, large enough to provide support beneath the entire surface of the sheet.
Measure the dimensions needed with tape measure.
Mark the required dimensions on the surface of the sheet using marking tool and straightedge.
Elevate and support one edge of sheet with free hand, allowing entry point for cut enough clearance for metal cutting sheer to proceed.
Begin cut with metal cutting sheer. Proceed slowly and steadily in cutting, taking care to try to complete individual lines of cut in one straight, continuous action.
Pull deburring tool firmly across all freshly cut edges.