Unless you're trying to break out of prison, cutting steel bars is a very easy process with the right tools. Some say that it's possible to cheaply cut steel bars with a mitre saw and an abrasive chop saw disk, but that method is a dangerous undertaking. Before cutting steel bars, take time to procure the right supplies. Doing so will cost you less aggravation and lead to a better, safer and cleaner cut.

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Stainless steel bars are no match for a cold saw

Step 1

Mark your anticipated cut on the steel bar with the grease pencil.

Step 2

Place the marked steel bar squarely on the cutting platform of the saw. The safest, more efficient and easiest saw to operate is a cold saw. Secure any fasteners or holders that are on the platform to ensure that the steel bar does not slip during the cutting process.

Step 3

Put on the safety goggles and heavy-duty gloves.

Step 4

Turn on the saw. Make sure the blade is running smoothly and evenly.

Step 5

Grip the saw handle with your dominant hand. Secure the steel bar using your non-dominant hand. Make sure you are holding the steel bar at a safe enough distance from the blade of the saw.

Step 6

Press down on the saw with a smooth, slow motion. Do not stop pressing until the saw has gone through the bar entirely.