Try to have this make sense...... for years when I've mitered
tubing at a steep angle I've always ground the "pointy ends"
(at right angle ) to the tubes axis. Never wanted to leave the
real thin ends...no real wall thickness left.
Now the reason for the post....was helping in someones shop,
they have done lots of cage work and were working on the
main cage for a BIG pulling tractor. I cut some tubes for them
and was grinding the skinny pointed ends back when the mild
arguement starts. Basically they felt it's a total waste of time
and just weld them togather "as is". Didn't have any concerns
of the extremely thin wall areas around a good portion of the
tube....they thought I was nuts ( could be ...)
So with all that in mind, how does everybody else deal with
those real thin ends.
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Thread: Tube Notching
04-18-2008, 10:37 PM #1Senior Member
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