What do YOU use to cut metal roof panels?

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I like plasma with a set of 20 amp consumables. Super quick and clean with a straight edge. Or an air shear but it struggles with the ribs at times.
 

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Getting old. Sold the ranch. Sold the tractors. Moved back to the city.
I used a 4.5" angle grinder with cutoff blades to cut the metal panels for my equipment shed.

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Use cut off blades in your saw , cut from the back side so the ribs are not a issue.
 

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The guy that built my barn used an air nibbler. When I asked about an abrasive saw, he said it voids the paint warranty. I never bothered to check if that was true.
 

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on long cuts with the ribs, one can score it with a utility knife, a few times and bend it on the score line and it will break,
my SIl will score and snap entire length sheets with a utility knife,
 
  
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I used a 4.5" angle grinder with cutoff blades to cut the metal panels for my equipment shed.
I thought about that too, but I'm not sure I can cut a straight line that way.

Must be your browser. The video shows up on my screen
Ahh, that's why. I have those blocked entirely. Had you posted a short introduction initially, I would have known why it was blank.


Use cut off blades in your saw , cut from the back side so the ribs are not a issue.
That's my current plan.

When I asked about an abrasive saw, he said it voids the paint warranty. I never bothered to check if that was true.
Well, it does burn the cut edges a bit, but I'm not sure why it would be an issue for areas of the panel not cut. Then again, shears and nibblers leave an open metal edge too.
 

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on long cuts with the ribs, one can score it with a utility knife, a few times and bend it on the score line and it will break,
my SIl will score and snap entire length sheets with a utility knife,

I'm assuming you meant 5v roofing. I own the exact same tin snips in this video and the are awesome. Just the other day I cut right through a couple of those support hangers used for garage door opener installs.
 
  
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on long cuts with the ribs, one can score it with a utility knife, a few times and bend it on the score line and it will break,
my SIl will score and snap entire length sheets with a utility knife,

I've done that too, but you can't do that across any ribs which is what most of my cuts will be.
 
 
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