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Old 02-24-2017, 06:53 AM
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Could I get some advice on how to go about cutting the excess metal off the R-710 Rudder Brace Horn. It won't go through a band saw, it's too thick to snip. Any advice would be appreciated.

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Old 02-24-2017, 06:59 AM
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Could I get some advice on how to go about cutting the excess metal off the R-710 Rudder Brace Horn. It won't go through a band saw, it's too thick to snip. Any advice would be appreciated.
Typically on situations like this, I use a cut-off wheel in a Dremel or die grinder. Wear eye protection and be careful.
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Old 02-24-2017, 07:04 AM
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As Mel suggests, I used a Dremel with cut-off wheel but not right up to the line. Then, I finished it with the bench grinder.

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Old 02-24-2017, 07:17 AM
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As Mel suggests, I used a Dremel with cut-off wheel but not right up to the line. Then, I finished it with the bench grinder.
Cheers,
Another caution; try using a belt sander instead of bench grinder. Grinding wheels and aluminum don't play well together.
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Old 02-24-2017, 08:21 AM
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A bench grinder is fine if you use a (3M SCOTCH-BRITE DEBURRING WHEEL) or something similar.

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Old 02-24-2017, 08:27 AM
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Typically on situations like this, I use a cut-off wheel in a Dremel or die grinder. Wear eye protection and be careful.
+1 on the dremel. Cut it with plenty of extra.
I so have a big electric right angle grinder for cutting get thick stuff.
The Harbor Freight tools work fine.
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Old 02-24-2017, 08:45 AM
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Piling on to the dremel bandwagon. I use these wheels:

https://www.amazon.com/Dremel-EZ406-...s=dremel+metal

The ones that come in the dremel kit ("409 cutoff wheels") break easily but these seem quite durable - I've had good luck with them on fiberglass also. SAFETY GLASSES / GOGGLES ARE AN ABSOLUTE MUST when using these wheels.
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Piling on to the dremel bandwagon. I use these wheels:

https://www.amazon.com/Dremel-EZ406-...s=dremel+metal

The ones that come in the dremel kit ("409 cutoff wheels") break easily but these seem quite durable - I've had good luck with them on fiberglass also. SAFETY GLASSES / GOGGLES ARE AN ABSOLUTE MUST when using these wheels.
Ditto, but the House of Balsa 2 inch wheels are easier to use since the body of the Dremel gets less in the way...

Web search for "House of Balsa Tuf-Grind 2"
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A bench grinder is fine if you use a (3M SCOTCH-BRITE DEBURRING WHEEL) or something similar.

Eddy
Yes, thank you. I forgot to mention that I used the 3M scotch-brite wheel. I've started taking it for granted that that's what we all use.

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Old 03-01-2017, 06:38 AM
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OK... Dremel it is. I'm always looking for an excuse to buy a new tool. Thanks y'all...
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