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I'm fed up using a hacksaw, does anyone use cutters with much joy?? brand 'n' price if you can :D
 
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Johnny Bravo

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Is there anything with a ratchet?
 
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Guest123

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I gots me a pair of Draper bolt croppers cost me about £30. Proper job,:D
 
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DHES-LTD

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I use bolt ceopers for cutting basket and have a panasonic metal cutter for tray and trunking.
 
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philipkeaveney

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best way to cut basket is with a grinder making sure its it is filed bolt cutters are ok but limited to space and leaves razor sharp edges and remember to use galv paint or spray its fantastic to work with
 
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nickblake

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I agree with ken and the other guys only real tool for the job is bolt cutters i got a small set from cpc work a treat no bigger than a CK cable shears and the nice thing is doent leave awquard sharp edges , also i have found some small caps Orbix screws do to go over there screws these are brilliant for protecting the sharp ends
 
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Yep bolt croppers for me as well.
 
yep bolt croppers every time. mine cost me £5 from aldi nearly 3.5 year ago and there still going strong. infact theyve even outshone the pair of brand new 1s sent out to site by the company i work for, best bargain in my tool box i think
 
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mogga

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bolt cuters BUT watch the edges some have ruddy big bits others have slimmish blades these tend to work best
The battery cutters look the doggies
 
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id say the exact saw or a dremil or something like it. ive never worke with it . whats this about spaying it for what reasons and does it bend easy enough i.e 45 degrees 90 degrees??? cheers for your reply
 
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mogga

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id say the exact saw or a dremil or something like it. ive never worke with it . whats this about spaying it for what reasons and does it bend easy enough i.e 45 degrees 90 degrees??? cheers for your reply
Im assuming your not on price work there?
 
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baileysufc

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bolt cutters, i have those cheap nastys from aldi that have been suprising worth the couple of quid they cost
 
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mogga

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you mean spraying the ends with galvafroid to prevent rusting as by cutting you will have broken the outer coating
 
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funtime frankie

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Bolt croppers, but you have to get them on an angle or the basket won't join up properly
 
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Big n Daft

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Eh? Just cut tight as possible.
Get the stuff thrashed in, its a sub standard way of doing the job in the first place.
Cant make a silk purse out of a sows ear.
 
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mogga

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There are bolt cutters with angled jaws making them great for basket
 
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wee_ron

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I have only ever used bolt cutters for basket. A good sharp pair is always good. theres a good set and a bad set on my job and the bad set are terrible. I would never dream of using a hacksaw. I used a Junior Hacksaw to cut out one bar to allow for cable access once because I couldnt get the cutters in.

does it bend easy enough i.e 45 degrees 90 degrees??? cheers for your reply
Its sort of along the lines of tray i=p/u. Basket is a gift to work with. If a bend is slightly off it is easy to put abit into it or take it out.
 
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