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Old 01-11-2010, 04:31 PM   #1
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Cutting 8/32 bolts


I seem to recall some wire strippers have a little hole, is that for cutting 8/32 bolts shorter. Does that produce a good cut and not going to cross thread anything?

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Yes, just don't do what I did; cut off 3/32" from the wrong side, so I couldn't get the cut off piece out of the tool. Ever.

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Thread a nut onto the screw before cutting if you can, then when you remove the nut, it will fix the threads!
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Round off the cut end of the bolt, just one or two threads' worth, using a file.
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Thread a nut onto the screw before cutting if you can, then when you remove the nut, it will fix the threads!
This is what i do, works like a dream
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Just thread it in, the tool tells you which side. Then after you cut, thread it in some more then back it out to fix the threads.
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Make sure after cutting you realign the holes up before backing out the screw.
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Yoyizit, thanks for throwing that out there,, I did the same thing last week but to make matters some what worse, I didn't realize why until reading your post. I'll probably never be able to shorten a screw that size again with my strippers but I got that piece out of there.
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Thanks, I did it, but it doesn't want to thread until I file down the tip all around.
The cut off wheel is a little faster but not as precise where I cut

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