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racer2
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 356
posted October 23, 2005 07:58 AM  
i use my left, right, straight, sheers
but dont like the results whith them cutting aluminum.is there a hand tool that will cut wheel openings and not leave those slivers to rip open your fingers. i have a air sheer for the straight cuts that works good.

Xtreme12x
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Total posts: 874
posted October 23, 2005 09:57 AM  
We use electric shears and they cut the radius just fine. We bought ours at Menards, just the cheap Tool Shop brand and have not had any problems for the past couple of years.

racer2
Dirt Freak

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posted October 23, 2005 10:23 AM  
thank you extreme..

Crazydago12
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 19
posted October 23, 2005 10:42 AM  
Sawz All

ryan
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posted October 23, 2005 07:12 PM  
Air nibbler only problems are at the bottom on a stock piece. I usually take the air hose with another person and form it to the way we want the opening and trace it with chalk.

[This message has been edited by ryan (edited October 23, 2005).]

CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
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Total posts: 1176
posted October 23, 2005 11:19 PM  
For about $40 you can get the electric bosch uni shears knock offs at Harbor Freight that work very well. They run on sale for about $29 most of the time. I have had mine for about 3 years and no problems. They say they go up to 18 ga steel but they struggle. Works fine on thinner steel or aluminum though. They have a thin blade and dont make a wide cut like other cheap shears do.

sideways
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Total posts: 717
posted October 24, 2005 06:39 AM  
I used one of those and there great.I want one myself.

racer2
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 356
posted October 24, 2005 07:36 AM  
thanks everyone...

IowaFuzzy1
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 136
posted October 24, 2005 09:38 AM  
I have an old Black and Decker roll shear,it works great but I've been told that they are no longer made.Cutting die on a beadroller also works well.

Darren Scott
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 18
posted November 13, 2005 03:14 AM  
I cheat. I simply take my panels to work and use the gas plasma cutter and a rolled angle iron template I made. Ten seconds per cut, no nasty sharp bits.

Leaf
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 51
posted November 22, 2005 05:44 PM  
You wont get the fish hooks if you

cut then keep your snips pressed forward into your cut as you open and close them.

when you pull back and start again you get the fish hooks your talking about.

useing what youve got is cheaper and or just take a flapper disk to the edge afterwards and knock the fish hooks off if you just cant get it.


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