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Old 01-30-2012, 07:07 PM   #1
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I need to cut a DIN rail to fit on a server rack. I tried using a grinder with a cut off disc but after spending a good half hour on it, it barely has a scratch, and it feels like I'm about to go deaf. There's got to be a better way.

I know there are DIN rail cutter tools but they're hundreds of dollars. For a one or two time job, there's got to be a cheaper way. I'm even wondering if a machine shop would do it... but is there an easier DIY way? I can keep grinding at it and eventually it will be cut, but it just seems so messy and long.
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Ok we give up what is Din rail?
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:18 PM   #3
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Sorry, I figured it would be common knowledge. It's to mount "DIN" Compatible components, it's a standard.


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Old 01-30-2012, 07:43 PM   #4
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Ok I finally got it cut, and I'm a retard. Only AFTER it was cut, I realized I put a masonry blade. LOL
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Hack saw works too!
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I cut through a high security padlock in 40 sec with no noticeable wear on the disk with one of these:
http://www.amazon.com/Dremel-EZ406-C...m/B000FBLRVA/2

I estimate that it would make a very clean straight cut in a DIN rail in less than 10 seconds.
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Use aluminum rail and cut with tin snips. Much quieter. File any burrs. Still quieter.

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Old 02-01-2012, 07:54 PM   #8
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This rail is quite thick, don't think tin snips would have done the job.

Never thought of a hacksaw though that probably would have worked too. Next time I'll try with the right blade on the grinder first! lol
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FYI - Wiss bulldogs will cut 16 ga steel. Granted, DIN rail has some bends in it which could be a challenge. Aluminum DIN is a breeze to work with and still mounts components very well.
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