GageCast General Installation Guidelines

  1. The following are general guidelines for cutting and installation.
  2. Place panels/sheets in climate controlled warehouse prior to delivery to site. Once panels/sheets are delivered to the site, allow panels/sheets to acclimate to room temperature (70°F) 48 hours prior to handling. Protect panel/sheet edges from damage. Store panel/sheet containers flat.
  3. When handling GageCast panels/sheets, care should be taken to insure the panels/sheets are not twisted or allowed to sag unevenly. Using two (2) people to handle panels/sheets is strongly recommended.
  4. When cutting GageCast panels/sheets, a one hundred (100) tooth carbide-tipped alternate top bevel (ATB) saw blade with -5 degree hook angle designed for non-ferrous metals is recommended. Panels/sheets must be firmly supported to insure the material is not allowed to vibrate excessively. Using a table saw with the proper infeed, out feed, and side support with the minimum blade penetration is the preferred method of cutting material; however, a hand-held circular saw may be utilized if the above recommendations are followed.
  5. Panel/sheet material should be fed into the table saw at a slow, steady rate with panel maintaining contact with the table saw surface to prevent excessive vibration. If a hand-held circular saw is used, this panel must be supported to allow the saw to be moved across the surface of the panel at a slow, steady rate. Protecting the surface where the base of the circular saw or the top surface of the bed of the table saw slides over the panel is recommended to prevent scratches. This protection could be in the form of an adhesive-backed tape in the proper width.
  6. If a table saw with a recommended blade is used, the GageCast panels/sheets should be cut from the backside. If a hand-held circular saw is used, the material should be cut from the face side.
  7. When the GageCast panels/sheets have been cut, the edges should be deburred utilizing normal panel deburring procedures. This will insure a smooth contact when the panels/sheets are installed.
  8. When cutting GageCast panels/sheets, basic personal protective equipment should be worn. These include, but are not limited to eye protection, hearing protection, respiratory protection, hand/finger protection, and other equipment as dictated by safety and site requirements. After cutting panels/sheets, personnel should be sure to wash hands prior to consuming food or beverages.
  9. After cutting, the surface of the panel/sheet should be cleaned with compressed air to remove possible chips that could scratch the surface. The surface should be cleaned using standard surface cleaner, which does not contain solvent and a soft cloth towel.