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    Default Cheap Angle Notcher

    I am trying to figure out a way to make notches in angle iron. I know people on this website will have a excellent solution to this.
    Brazos

    PS. My only solution is a hack saw.

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    What size angle iron? What size notch and how many?
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    Smile Notches

    Quote Originally Posted by Brazos View Post
    I am trying to figure out a way to make notches in angle iron. I know people on this website will have a excellent solution to this.
    Brazos

    PS. My only solution is a hack saw.
    Brazos in the Pecos, Just kidding. Hey porta bads make quick work of this task for me. But Oxy-fuel, plasma, cutting wheels all work. Depends how many you gotta make and how accurate they need to be.
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    Brazos, you should be able to find an old, manual Whitney/Pexto unit on eBay for under $300. Sometimes they are grouped with a shear and bender. They can do .25 x 2 x 2 mild steel angle. I used to have a set but sold it a while back, as I didn't really have an application.

    I believe they still make them new if yer feeling spendy.

    Good luck!
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    2x2x1/8 is the most common size I would be notching. I was hoping for some kind of magical solution something that would not take up much room in my shop. I guess I will check out a portaband.
    Brazos

    Oh yea. Thanks

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    Default How many + how accurate

    The Portaband will be more versatile, although the notcher I suggested is repeatable and takes up the space of a heavy vise, or a pumpkin. You just need space to pull a handle 360 degrees. No electricity required.

    Good luck!
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    Thanks. Man I'm glad I found this website. You could read for five days straight.
    Brazos


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    Angle grinder with a 6" .045" cutoff wheel.

    I prefer it to anything out there except an ironworker.

    The cutoff wheel is clean, fast & highly precise. No slag or dross to clean up & by far the cheapest method out there VS a hacksaw.

    For what you're doing, unless you had an ironworker (you wouldn't be asking this question if you did), the cutoff wheel is going to beat anything else hands down in cost, productivity, accuracy & speed.

    Portabands are nice, but expensive. No fun holding one vertically to make end cuts in angle either.

    IMHO of course.
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    I use a 4 1/2" cutoff disk in my grinder on almost everything I build now. It's very handy for trimming and cutting stuff that would be hard or impossible to get into a stationary saw. Sait disks are good.
    Jim

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    I have 2 6" Bosch grinders and have been using the 6" x .045 cut-off wheels.
    They are very wicked indeed. They are easily bent and exploded by inexperienced
    hands tho. I have a friend who has splattered more in the last month than I will in my entire life.

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