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Aluminum powder substitute in thermite? Answered

Is there anything I can use as a sub for aluminum powder when making thermite? Or any good way without a mill, grinder, or blender to make powder?

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PointyOintment (author)2012-12-29

Wikipedia says you can use any other reactive metal, but aluminium is the best and the cheapest.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermite#Types

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frollard (author)2012-11-13

In order to be thermite it has to be aluminum. It's rather inexpensive to get at online retailers.

...there are some easy results to be had also:
https://www.google.ca/search?q=how+to+mill+aluminum+powder

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