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» Cutting delrin straight by hand?
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    Cutting delrin straight by hand?

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    Post by fester on Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:53 pm

    Any tips or tricks i have limited success with a mitre  saw with guides but would like to do better
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    Post by kenh on Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:38 am

    Hacksaw, vice, straight edge wok for me.
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    Post by kenh on Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:38 am

    Hacksaw, vice, straight edge wok for me.
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    Post by drawknife on Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:34 am

    What are you trying to cut? Thin or thick sheet, rectangular bar, or round rod? Thickness? Diameter?
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    Post by stuckinthemud1 on Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:00 am

    I prefer a contractor's hardpoint saw
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    Post by kenh on Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:51 am

    Not familiar with the term "hardpoint" saw...  Is that what is sometimes called a Chop Saw?
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    Post by drawknife on Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:03 am

    Hardpoint saws are the cheap version of the carpenters saws of the older days. they are throw away saws when they get blunter. They come in a variety of shapes and types. You get what you pay for as some are better than others, even so, they are quite cheap.
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    Post by drawknife on Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:09 am

    Cutting larger round rod, wrap a piece of printer paper around the rod, line up the edges on your mark, tape down quite tight and use the paper edge as your guide. Cut all the way round the rod to a shallow depth and keep cutting round getting deeper. Eventually the saw cut will reach the middle. I prefer a hacksaw with a new blade. You can rest the rod in a V-block or use a partly open vice to hold it firm.

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