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anyone have a better suggestion for a tool to cut out metal in doors or rear and front decks in cars to fit speakerrs in besides a jigsaw :-/

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Dremel with a cutting wheel($39 at Walmart), steel snips, or plasma torch. But the Dremel is the most cost effective, plus you can use it for sooo many more things. A jigsaw will usually get out of control and put small dents in the outside metal

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air saw or my personal faverite The Smoke Wrench. ( torch)

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I have an air recipricator tool that works wonders with a metal blade. Cuts in small/tight spots as well as the blade is flexible for those flat spots.
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Dude, you're tough as nails if you use a jigsaw.  All of the above are good suggestions.
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high speed air body saw.
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My favortie, angle grinder with a cutting disc on it.  Slices through sheet metal like butter!
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AHAHAH you have to hold it hard and go slow but its hard and i wanted to know something the pros use to make it easier so thanks lol i ****ed up my jig saqw too cuts very inaccurately :D had to buy another 1 but its only 35 bucks. see ya guys
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having worked for my father in the sheet metal buisness for last 7/8 years of my life when I am not at school, Simple snips, shears, Work fine. I have always had probablt 5-10 pairs laying around the basement. However, you might not know what you need, there are Left cut, and Right cut snips. I am not even sure if they are actually called snips, thats just what every HVAC guy in the world calls them. But if you can cut with them you will get a percect cut with good curves as well. If you can not cut with them you are going to destroy your hands on sharp edges unless you get some other tool to roll the edges, or sand them incredibly. My friends always call on me when they have sheetmetal stuff to modify, and have always been pleased with my work with hand tools. Another plus is no sparks flyin around in your back seat. you can take it as slow as you want, and with a little practice it is pretty easy to get a hang of. Good luck
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plasma cutters rock!
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