January 17, 2020, 11:53:02 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: You can attach photos hosted by the forum rather than using an external image hosting site, this means they will stay forever and not disappear after a year or two.
   Home   Help Search Login Register  
Pages: [1]
Author Topic: Cutting down bolts  (Read 4456 times)
Hero Member
Posts: 2290

wielder of electric crayons

View Profile
« on: December 04, 2006, 09:21:34 AM »

Here's a quick one I picked up in a mechanics mag ages ago, it's been surprisingly useful down the years.

When you're shortening a bolt, find a nut of the right size, and bolt it right down before you start with the hacksaw.
Always use a vice, (extra important if you want to use a power tool.

Once you've made the cut and filed it off nice and flat undoing the nut will smarten up the thread where it's been wrecked at the end. 


Games work site:
Personal site:
New Poster
Posts: 7

View Profile
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2006, 06:53:56 AM »

Wow I doubt I would have thought of that, am loving this tutorials section!  Grin
Pages: [1]
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!