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maverickbr77 09-26-2012 05:09 AM

cutting SS mesh
 
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?

eco 09-26-2012 05:12 AM

I use sheet metal shears

maverickbr77 09-26-2012 07:18 PM

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.

antbug 09-26-2012 07:31 PM

I used my dremel on mine. Sheet metal cutters would work better, but I didn't have any.

jamesbaptista 09-26-2012 07:34 PM

Dremel. But only for lack of metal shears

DogFish 09-26-2012 09:22 PM

No Sheet Metal Snips??? :icon_eek::icon_eek::icon_eek:

How can you be a DIY guy without Snippers?

:hihi:

BTW - Dremel tool, best tool purchase I've ever made.

slavecorps 09-26-2012 09:46 PM

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.

Aquasapien69 11-18-2012 04:41 PM

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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ChadRamsey 11-18-2012 05:49 PM

trauma shears cut it like butter

Tom Barr 11-19-2012 03:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by maverickbr77 (Post 2023469)
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:)

Tom Barr 11-19-2012 03:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by antbug (Post 2023972)
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.

GMYukonon24s 11-20-2012 02:41 PM

Sheet metal snips like DogFish said


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