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Falcons
06-22-2012, 01:07 PM
I got a 7/16" think peice of threaded rod I need to cut. It's made of zinc, what do you think would be a good tool to use for cutting it? Hand saw or jig saw? Or do you think that would cut up my blade?

RangerDangerV2
06-22-2012, 01:07 PM
hack saw or a bi metal jigsaw blade.

Lowflyin
06-22-2012, 01:07 PM
Id use a hand saw. put it in a vise

Falcons
06-22-2012, 01:10 PM
Alright thanks guys. My dad had a metal cutting jig saw blade. Zinc is a soft metal, should be fine

KTMrida4life
06-22-2012, 01:16 PM
Corded dremel works better if you have one. :]

rdlyn13000
06-22-2012, 01:18 PM
porta-ban

akheathen
06-22-2012, 01:25 PM
made of zinc?....... you sure it's not just grade3;5;8 zinc plated(galvanized)?... and it's "porta-band"..... any normall metal cutter, like a cutting wheel on a grinder/die grinder, or metal saw. if it's zinc, you could probably even use a knife, lol.

Kangaroux
06-22-2012, 01:27 PM
Hack saw works fine. Just don't touch it when you're done cutting it cause you will burn yourself lol

Falcons
06-22-2012, 01:27 PM
made of zinc?....... you sure it's not just grade3;5;8 zinc plated(galvanized)?... and it's "porta-band"..... any normall metal cutter, like a cutting wheel on a grinder/die grinder, or metal saw. if it's zinc, you could probably even use a knife, lol.

Yeah my bad it's zinc plated lol. It's made of the same material as screws lol.

Falcons
06-22-2012, 02:25 PM
My dad ha an angle grinder. Simple
As pie.

05trailblazer
06-22-2012, 02:29 PM
dowels ftw! lol

Kangaroux
06-22-2012, 02:31 PM
dowels ftw! lol

Can't really tighten up or reuse dowels though, plus threaded rod is a good bit smaller than dowels so it uses up less air space

RangerDangerV2
06-22-2012, 02:32 PM
Can't really tighten up or reuse dowels though, plus threaded rod is a good bit smaller than dowels so it uses up less air space

gotta use big enough though otherwise I have heard that some people have problems with them resonating.

Falcons
06-22-2012, 02:35 PM
gotta use big enough though otherwise I have heard that some people have problems with them resonating.
This is why I went middle ground. Wasn't gonna pay 12 bucks for 36" of 3/4" threaded rod. Settled with 7/16" thick for 4 bucks a piece. Can't beat it.

RangerDangerV2
06-22-2012, 02:37 PM
This is why I went middle ground. Wasn't gonna pay 12 bucks for 36" of 3/4" threaded rod. Settled with 7/16" thick for 4 bucks a piece. Can't beat it.

I use 1/2 no need for 3/4

bhsdriller
06-22-2012, 02:38 PM
idk if you already did it, but thread the nut on the rod first then cut it so you can back it off and clean up the end of the threads. Hard to thread it on sometimes after cutting

Falcons
06-22-2012, 02:42 PM
idk if you already did it, but thread the nut on the rod first then cut it so you can back it off and clean up the end of the threads. Hard to thread it on sometimes after cutting

yeah i already did that. i figured there would be some barbed action going on so i used the old noodle and planned ahead haha

bhsdriller
06-22-2012, 02:42 PM
lol I always forget to and then I can't get it back on

Kangaroux
06-22-2012, 03:59 PM
lol I always forget to and then I can't get it back on

If you have a file you can use that to smooth it down.

Falcons
06-22-2012, 04:02 PM
just put it in my box. pretty simple, i dont know why everyone doesnt do it. on a side note, did anyone do a before and after with box flex? if so how much improvement did you see?