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  • monte55
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    I was just reading on this forum in resources that Miller recommends breaking the tungsten over an edge to cut it. I've read that this is not the best way to do it because it can splinter and cause stress cracks. Hmmmm

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  • Laiky
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    you can buy a diamond wheel for a dremel or die grinder for very little money. you could also scavenge from a cheap used tile saw. If your a little patient, you can use the diamond wheel in a drill. Checkout ebay.

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  • kandrwelding
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    fool proof solution.

    Use the hammer and edge of the table but wrap it in a rag or put it in an old glove. I ont use the gloves I ware I saw a guy do that once and end up with tungston in his finger. -Kirk-

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  • griff01
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    Originally posted by FABMAN View Post
    cool. i have used the hammer and end of the table trick a lot, but sometimes one part flies and cant find it, or it will break uneven.
    i will try to score it on a grinder and then break.
    thanks
    too bad someone dont make a tool for this
    A tool is made for this procedure.
    Griff

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  • FABMAN
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    yep, our tungsten sharpener at work has the cut off option, and i used it today. i feel stupid for not noticing it earlier. worked great.
    thanks

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  • Kneel
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    Originally posted by bikemonster View Post
    Wack it with a hammer on a metal 90 edge of your work bench.
    That will work no doubt about it but you run the chance of seperating the strands some, this can cause arc wander untill you sharpen your way out of the affected area. This can sometimes take 5-6 sharpenings.
    YMMV of course but I just wanted to let you know what was happening there. You may have allready experienced this by not breaking it clean and taking another shot at it and then sharpening the fuzz. (go on, ask me how I know all this ;-)

    best regards,

    Jake

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  • FABMAN
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    wow. we have one at work, but never knew they have the cut off option. i will check ours today. thanks

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  • Broccoli1
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    Originally posted by FABMAN View Post
    too bad someone dont make a tool for this
    http://www.arc-zone.com/index.php?ma...x&cPath=15_165

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  • FABMAN
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    cool. i have used the hammer and end of the table trick a lot, but sometimes one part flies and cant find it, or it will break uneven.
    i will try to score it on a grinder and then break.
    thanks
    too bad someone dont make a tool for this

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  • Sonora Iron
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    Bench grinder!
    Score the tungsten on the edge of the wheel then break it.

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  • bikemonster
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    Wack it with a hammer on a metal 90 edge of your work bench.

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  • FABMAN
    started a topic best way to cut tungsten ?

    best way to cut tungsten ?

    guys, how do you cut your tungsten in half, when using a stubby back collar ?
    thanks
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