How Cut Metal Studs Navigating The New Name In Framing
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Metal studs are quickly becoming the go-to choice when it comes to framing.Not only are they cheaper than wood studs, but they're lightweight, easy to store, and always straight.They're also far more durable, especially since they are resistant to fire, rot, and insect damages.
The only problem is that metal studs are a little trickier to use than wood studs, especially if you've never used them before.Though it might seem intimidating at first, especially if you aren't familiar with cutting metal, learning how to cut metal studs is actually pretty straightforward.
What You'll Need The best way how to cut metal studs is with tin snips.Here's what you'll need: Straight-Cut Aviation Metal SnipsTape MeasureCarpenter's SquareCarpenter's Pencil An alternative method (outlined below) requires: Miter Saw or Circular SawTape MeasureCarpenter's SquareCarpenter's Pencil Though regular tin snips might do the job just fine, we recommend investing in a pair of metal snips capable of cutting at least 20-gauge steel.
Step I: Select the Right Tin Snips Not all tin snips are created equal.If you have a pair of tin snips lying around, try them out on a piece of scrap stud metal to test out their sharpness.They should make the cut almost as easily as a pencil cutting through paper.