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Old 07-06-2013, 11:12 AM   #16
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Another tip is to use blue (or masking) tape around the area to be cut, this will give you something that you can easily mark and see your markings a lot easier.

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The sawsall with new metal cutting blade is the way to go. Use a pair of vice grips set at your cut line as a guide. Works super
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I'd use an an angle grinder. There's absolutely no finesse with a Sawzall.
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Use a metal cut off wheel and you should be good to go.
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Use a metal cut off wheel and you should be good to go.
Did you read at all? That powder coat will be ruined near the end if he uses a cut off wheel.
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Did you read at all? That powder coat will be ruined near the end if he uses a cut off wheel.
Yes, I read it... Apparently you think a grinder would generate too much heat? I actually hadn't considered that factor.
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... right angle grinder with a thin reinforced metal cut off blade. I have a Bosch 4.5 and I love it.
Have made a lot of cuts in Fortress railings with this exact setup. The 4.5" thin wheel is very cheap and that's good. They will cut fully through the 1" square steel tubing in one pass, but they do wear down quickly. Just be sure and hold it steady so it doesn't bind. There is ample room for slop inside of the standard brackets, but we have no trouble keeping it to within 1/8" of a tight fit on each end. Draw the line you want with a silver Sharpie and cut away the line with the grinder.
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9 months later, I would guess the cuts were already made.
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9 months later, I would guess the cuts were already made.
Ever hear of Google? Sometimes people use it to learn how to do things. I happened on to this subject while looking for something else and thought maybe I'd help someone else out.
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Actually I used my Dewalt 10 inch chopsaw with a metal blade.
Gave up on screwing the damn things into place and just Stick Welded them to the posts,and touched up with paint.

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