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Old 03-16-2017, 10:59 PM
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The problem is that they can't be shortened beforehand as they just reach when installing them, then they are tensioned and the cables grow about a 3/4"
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Old 03-16-2017, 11:32 PM
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A dremmel tool with a cut off wheel will do the job nicely and I'd think the burr would be nonexistent.

The wheels are very fragile and any side load whatsoever they will shatter like a pringles chip but they can do a lot of work with a steady hand.


I have no formal training. I did read about it on the net though......
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A dremmel tool with a cut off wheel will do the job nicely and I'd think the burr would be nonexistent.

The wheels are very fragile and any side load whatsoever they will shatter like a pringles chip but they can do a lot of work with a steady hand.


I have no formal training. I did read about it on the net though......
And I bet you also stayed in a Holiday Inn Express....
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Old 03-16-2017, 11:52 PM
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And I bet you also stayed in a Holiday Inn Express....


Never could afford them. Usually went for a nice high class motel six. Tom always left the light on for me....


I have no formal training. I did read about it on the net though......
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You know what, Neal? We really need to put that sig line in your sig line area so it won't look like the last line of every single one of your posts.
Also so I will stop reading it every damned time before I realize you've trapped me again.
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A dremmel tool with a cut off wheel will do the job nicely and I'd think the burr would be nonexistent.
Problem with that is, Andy just said he has only about 2 1/2 inches to work with. Sounds to me like he doesn't have room for a inline tool like a Dremel.
I thought about suggesting a RotoZip with a right angle head but I suspect he doesn't have room for it either.
Mine has been a life saver for me a few times in tight spots. It works just like a small right angle grinder with a 3 inch wheel.
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Been there done that on cable rails myself. :-). And the ones I work with are stainless steel too. I usually can cut one end in the shop to make it fit the width of the tube I am installing the rail too. I want to make sure the ends look uniform on both ends of the cable rail.

I usually just clamp the cable end piece in a vice and cut the end off with a 6" cut off grinder, and then touch up the threads with a 2" rol-lock disc on a 90 degree air due grinder. As you know, it takes a practiced hand to do this free hand, and I probably would not trust half of the other guys in the shop to do this efficiently.

In the field, sparks are usually a concern in a finished house, so I use hand hack saw after the cable is tensioned and hand file the end so the nut threads on. Just have to be careful not slip and nick the nice powered coater hand rail post. :-) (don't ask how I know that,but depending on the color, a black sharpie marker can touch up scratches and sometimes be rubbed out to change the color)


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You know what, Neal? We really need to put that sig line in your sig line area so it won't look like the last line of every single one of your posts.

Also so I will stop reading it every damned time before I realize you've trapped me again.


It's automatic with the crapatalk app we have to use now to post. I certainly don't type it each time.....


I have no formal training. I did read about it on the net though......
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Are you on an IPhone bud? The SFT app still works on my Android Devices.
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Mark, fixed that you need to download the new app.
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