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    Default Could this be used in aluminium ?

    Shaper Origin - Handheld CNC router

    If you were only taking little cuts would it be possible to use this thing in Aluminium ?

    Its an amazing gadget.

    Bill

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    I'd say you would get very poor results.

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    If you check YouTube you'll fund a video of a bloke using one in aluminium sheet stuck to chipboard. He used milling cutters, and it seemed to do a good job. Amazing machine!
    Found the video: https://youtu.be/q8GFpSCK6Jk

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    Don't get a great look at it in that video, but the edge finish does not look great.

    It may be possible ro make some cuts in Alu, but it's a bit like using a 50kg mini mill for steel - the results will be poor.

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    Thanks Pippin, that 50kg comment helped me to understand this gadget a bit better.

    Bill

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