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Old 12-17-2010, 03:54 AM   #21
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Atavist- have you re-rigged already?

A long time ago I put this article onto the internet, with permission from both GOB and the Author: DIY Rigging
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Atavist- have you re-rigged already?

A long time ago I put this article onto the internet, with permission from both GOB and the Author: DIY Rigging
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Super article !

Instead of the very expensive wire cutter

(which may not be used too often) an angle grinder with a steel cutting wheel to cut the S/S 1/19 or 7/19 - then a finishing grinding wheel to round the edge of the 90 degree cut, this helps a lot with both Norseman a Sta-Lock.

And it is the easiest way to cut standing rigging,

remember to tape the wire at the place you wish to cut and then cut through both the tape and the wire.

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Seafarer,

Super article !

Instead of the very expensive wire cutter

(which may not be used too often) an angle grinder with a steel cutting wheel to cut the S/S 1/19 or 7/19 - then a finishing grinding wheel to round the edge of the 90 degree cut, this helps a lot with both Norseman a Sta-Lock.

And it is the easiest way to cut standing rigging,

remember to tape the wire at the place you wish to cut and then cut through both the tape and the wire.

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Grinders are great, but somewhat dangerous to use. We happen to have a portable metal cutting bandsaw that we use for cutting the wire rope. Works a charm if you happen to have access to such. Tape it, as mentioned. We place the wire rope in a portable vise and cut along the face of the vice.
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Grinders are great, but somewhat dangerous to use. We happen to have a portable metal cutting bandsaw that we use for cutting the wire rope. Works a charm if you happen to have access to such. Tape it, as mentioned. We place the wire rope in a portable vise and cut along the face of the vice.
True the 4" angle-grinders are great and if improperly used or using poor quality cutting or grinding wheels can be dangerous. But all electrically powered tools can be dangerous for the same reason. The 2 grinders pictured have been in use, safely for 18 years (touch wood) Videos C L I C K
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