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Old 10-09-2010, 09:38 AM   #80
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Originally Posted by fishkens
But a hacksaw?
Hi fishkens,

I used a hacksaw because I wanted to make a cut that was relatively narrow and also precise. I didn't want to have a big gap to weld up, nor to mess around with grinding and fitting the pieces. I think it would be difficult to get that fixture into a bandsaw at the correct orientation. With the arm cut accurately I could just cut the extension tube to 125mm (on a horizontal bandsaw) and weld it in.

The swingarm tube is thin and made of mild steel, so easy enough to cut by hand with a sharp blade. I made an accurate mark around the circumference of the tube with the marker and just made sure the cut was always progressing along that mark.


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