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Old 03-01-2012, 08:57 PM   #1
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i was wondering what cross cuts "across the ribs " the best and a saw is out of the question for warranty purpose. and if it is electric shears what type the regular or the ones that leave the curly q's "like milwalkee"

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What does a saw have to do with the warranty?
Don't all shears leave "curly-cues"?

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saw will throw chips embedding in the soft paint finish,most panel manufacturers don't allow sawing

the curly q [double cut] will usually have less distortion then the regular snips

best is a profiled guillotine

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This is what I use for both the cross-cut's and the "rips". It takes a little practice to get it through ribs on cross-cut's but it works OK. The best approach I've found is to order the steel pre-cut from the factory.


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I agree with Tom - I used to manage a lumber yard and we rented out our guillotine. On longer sheets it did pull a little so cuts were not straight, had to account for it and put it in at a slight angle. So you can use vice grips and clamp the sheet to the guillotine.
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thank you for your info a guillotine is out due to cost vs how small job is also i do already have the milwalkee shears but i was told that they would not cross cut i have also heard of the malco brand tshd shears that do not leave curly q's that was next option i would love to use me milwalkee 8" metal circular saw but not an option
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rent a nibbler




http://www.cpotools.com/bosch-1529b-...bosch-nibblers

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thank you for your info a guillotine is out due to cost vs how small job is also i do already have the milwalkee shears but i was told that they would not cross cut i have also heard of the malco brand tshd shears that do not leave curly q's that was next option i would love to use me milwalkee 8" metal circular saw but not an option
Even if you use one of those black fiber metal-cutting blades? They cut pretty clean if you don't go too fast except for a little discoloring.
I don't see why the manufacturor cares how you cut it.
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no they don't care if i void warranty so the do not have to pay for replacement of rusty panels

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