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Old 06-12-2012, 01:31 PM   #1
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Would it be possible to cut a wire at an angle over a length of 2-3''?

If so, what tool (if there is one out there) should I use?

Is there some sort of jig that does this already?


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Old 06-12-2012, 01:40 PM   #2
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What size wire?
You could use a miter box and a hack saw, but the will be time consuming and will not produce the same results everytime.

What are you trying to do?


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What are you trying to do? How thick is the wire?
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The wire is going to need considerable thickness to allow the taper to be cut. Smaller conductors like a #12 it is not going to happen. You might be able to taper a 4/0.
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