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Old Jan 30, 2013, 10:55 PM
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Suttons hacksaw blades.

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Originally Posted by Sean Moloney View Post
Sounds like it would do a good job but I might need a better hacksaw, my cheapie wanders all over the place. Would you recommend any particular type of blade?

What about one of those oscillating cutters? Been tempted to get one for other tasks as well.
Sean,
I would use a hacksaw as Larrikin suggests. I cut mine with one. Hold it in the vice with some soft jaw pads. Sutton's is a good brand - 24 tooth or even 32. (the 32 tooth might clog up a bit?). There is another good Aussie brand, but I can't remember it.
The uni-carbon sounds like a good way to make a joiner. I used 50k carbon tow which was difficult to lay evenly and to totally eliminate voids. I will try the uni next time.
I tried out one of those oscillating cutters only once. I decided I won't be buying one. Ok for very speciallised cutting perhaps, like PVC pipe. I doubt if it would even touch the carbon based on my trial use of one! Besides, they will not make an accurate/straight cut.

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