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Pot Melt Questions ???

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Barbara Muth
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Re: Pot Melt Questions ???

Postby Barbara Muth » Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:35 am

Lisa, how easy would it be to cut one of those sheets down? Have you tried it?
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Re: Pot Melt Questions ???

Postby Tom White » Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:51 am

It should not be too hard to cut the expanded metal with a small to medium size pair of bolt cutters. Just cut across the sheet one junction at a time on a line at the long end of one of the diamond shaped openings. You may want to file or grind the cut edges to remove any sharp burs to make it easier (safer) to handle.

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Re: Pot Melt Questions ???

Postby Lisa Allen » Thu Jan 10, 2008 1:15 pm

Barbara Muth wrote:Lisa, how easy would it be to cut one of those sheets down? Have you tried it?


I did try it, but I only have a large pair of tin snips and it was a no go. The stuff I'm getting is pretty heavy and rigid. Bolt cutters might do the trick, as Tom mentioned, but I don't have any.
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Re: Pot Melt Questions ???

Postby Laurie Saukko » Wed May 30, 2012 3:12 pm

If you know any sheet metal mechanics or heating contractors with their own shop they may be able to help you. :D

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Re: Pot Melt Questions ???

Postby jim burchett » Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:17 pm

If you cant find a shop to help you, you might try to bend the metal and move it back and forth until it breaks..you will need to have a vise or something to hold it rigidly across its length. A hacksaw or Tile saw would work as well.
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Re: Pot Melt Questions ???

Postby Haydo » Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:45 am

When you think about it, this is so funny. It's like a think tank full of stoners. No offence, just a warning to other comedians. peace, haydo
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Re: Pot Melt Questions ???

Postby Laurie Saukko » Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:37 pm

Any large metal fabrication shop will have a shear that can cut it, trust me this is what I do.

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Re: Pot Melt Questions ???

Postby jim burchett » Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:27 pm

I am missing the beginning of this thread.... :roll:
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