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    Default cutting expanded?

    What is the fastest and easiest way to cut expanded steel?Thanks.
    Last edited by stickwelds; 07-08-2006 at 03:54 PM.

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    The fastest and easiest is a shear.
    Since I don't own one, I use my plasma with a straight edge guide.

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    Ditto. I'm so po', I didn't even think of the shear. I use plasma. This is where you need a GOOD, modern plasma, though, because the old-style and even the new cheap ones don't have the automatically relighting pilot arc.

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    And if you're even poorer you can use an angle grinder

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    I've used a sawzall with decent results, too. You don't even need the straightedge because the expanded diamonds will recenter the blade for you for each little cut.

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    Circular saw with abrasive wheel has worked for me...
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    i just use a grinder on a straight line

    Eric
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    I have even used a jigsaw with a metal blade for tight places and it worked good
    but always wear your safty goggles.......those metal bits get everywhere .

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    What about just using your stick welder with a E6011 rod - quick and easy

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    Hey richcharles what rod size should I use?I have some 60/11 they are 3/32 and 1/8.
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