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A big sheet of SS mesh found its way into my possession and I was wonder what the easiest way to cut it down into more manageable pieces would be?
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I use sheet metal shears

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ya I was figuring either sheet metal sheers or a cutting disk on my dremel. Just checking to see what others were using in case they found some off the wall way to do it that work really well.
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I used my dremel on mine. Sheet metal cutters would work better, but I didn't have any.

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Dremel. But only for lack of metal shears
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No Sheet Metal Snips???

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When you cut the SS mesh, are the places where the wire intersects held together, or does the weave have a tendency to fall apart? I used some mesh in the past that just kind of fell apart when I tried to work with it and haven't used any since.
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Scissor type metal shears. Try you're best to cut in the middle of the "row" you are cutting. If you bend a few of the short ends that stick out "up" and "down" to lock in the 4 perimeter stands, that can help keep your square from coming apart.

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A big sheet of SS mesh found its way into my possession and I was wonder what the easiest way to cut it down into more manageable pieces would be?
Send it to me, I will send you back and nice small manageable sized little piece
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I used my dremel on mine. Sheet metal cutters would work better, but I didn't have any.
I do, stop by if you need them.

Bonsai etc, use and well, many other projects..........

Snips are relatively cheap.
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Sheet metal snips like DogFish said

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