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#1 nerfer9

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 11:03 PM

Hi,


I am trying to make a breech for my pump shotty. My dremel cut off wheels wont cut through my brass. I was wondering if there was an easy way out of this problem. So, what do you guys use for your brass?
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Posted 02 December 2008 - 11:04 PM

Dremel..."Edit"Well other than that a hack saw (sorry didn't read full post) or just borrow someone's better dremel.

Edited by orogomi ninja, 02 December 2008 - 11:14 PM.

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 11:08 PM

For a clean cut use a Tube Cutter.
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Posted 02 December 2008 - 11:14 PM

Pipe cutters, like radio said. Just go real slow so you don't crimp the brass, which is inevitable, but going slow will lessen the effect. Then if you are going to have a dart moving through that end of the brass, flare it a bit with some needle nose pliers.
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#5 nerfer9

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 11:19 PM

I am going to be cutting a breech slot. Y'know, the little slot you put darts in?
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Posted 02 December 2008 - 11:25 PM

Ah, I see. Are you using reinforced fiber glass cutting wheels or the normal skinny ones? I find that the skinnier ones work better with brass. Also, you're probably just not cutting it right, because absolutely no one has a worse dremel then I do, I mean no one, and I can cut brass fine. You ever heard of chicago power tools? I hadn't either until I bought a dremel of theirs at fred meyer. One of the worst uses of 30 bucks ever.

Edited by TantumBull, 02 December 2008 - 11:26 PM.

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 11:29 PM

I have an almost BRAND NEW dremel xps series. 120 bits baby!. I am using the reinforced ones, I almost lost an eye one time because one of the non-reinforced ones blew up and decided to shoot towards my beautiful, gorgeous face.
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Posted 02 December 2008 - 11:34 PM

I have an almost BRAND NEW dremel xps series. 120 bits baby!. I am using the reinforced ones, I almost lost an eye one time because one of the non-reinforced ones blew up and decided to shoot towards my beautiful, gorgeous face.

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 11:35 PM

I have an almost BRAND NEW dremel xps series. 120 bits baby!. I am using the reinforced ones, I almost lost an eye one time because one of the non-reinforced ones blew up and decided to shoot towards my beautiful, gorgeous face.

you dont wear safety goggles? you almost deserve it then.
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Posted 02 December 2008 - 11:43 PM

No, I am very lazy when it comes to that.... On a kinda related notice, would a 12'' brass barrel work well with a pump shotty? Or should it be shorter?
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Posted 03 December 2008 - 12:18 AM

Depends on air output. If it puts out as much air or more air than an At2K or LS, it will work. If it is as much as a NiteFinder, 4" max.
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Posted 03 December 2008 - 01:59 AM

No, I am very lazy when it comes to that....

WEAR EYE PROTECTION. There's no if or maybe to it, especially when using a dremel which throws shrapnel in every direction.

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 03:08 AM

No, I am very lazy when it comes to that....



If you were my kid, I'd kick your ass just for being a dumbass. Then, after you were done with your grounding, and still didn't wear eye protection, I'd ground your a butt again. And sell all of your blasters, and take back all of my tools. Yeah, I know, you are probably saying "Hahaha, Jim's a nut job dad who probably beats his kids!" But I'm really just concerned about eye safety. I have had an accident with each eye, one because of someone else, and one because of myself. Neither were bad enough to make me blind, or require surgery or anything, but they have both changed my vision. Both of my eyes are more irritable, more easily. I have halos and stars from bright lights, and most objects have a fuzzy ring around them at any distance. It sucks. I had better than 20/20 vision in each of those eyes before the injuries, but now....

Just use some fucking safety glasses, huh?

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 04:09 PM

No, I am very lazy when it comes to that.... On a kinda related notice, would a 12'' brass barrel work well with a pump shotty? Or should it be shorter?



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Posted 03 December 2008 - 04:23 PM

you can use nearly anything to cut brass... a grinding wheel will cut it, a circular saw will cut it but they will leave a mess.. If you have a mitre box you can use a hacksaw and it will come out pretty nice... but everythgin has to be done slowly and carefully.

I use whatever cutting tool that is closest to me and I finish the cut off with a bandsaw with a square jig.


try wrapping the area to be cut tightly with masking tape to make a prettier cut.

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 05:59 PM

No, I am very lazy when it comes to that....

and take back all of my tools. Yeah, I know, you are probably saying "Hahaha, Jim's a nut job dad who probably beats his kids!" But I'm really just concerned about eye safety. I have had an accident with each eye, one because of someone else, and one because of myself. Neither were bad enough to make me blind, or require surgery or anything, but they have both changed my vision. Both of my eyes are more irritable, more easily. I have halos and stars from bright lights, and most objects have a fuzzy ring around them at any distance. It sucks. I had better than 20/20 vision in each of those eyes before the injuries, but now....

Just use some fucking safety glasses, huh?



All my dads tools? He wouldn't let me lay a hand on those things. There his babies. I have to buy all my tools. I have had an eye injury too, 10 ft long bungee cord hit me in the right eye. I was bleeding inside, and I couldn't see out of it because of the blood. I never had to have surgery luckily.
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Posted 03 December 2008 - 06:55 PM

I agree with the eye protection thing. Actually, when using a dremel, I won't settle for anything less than a full-face guard. I use one of these babies.
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Cost me about $150 on amazon, but it was defiantly worth every penny. I decided to get one after having a shard poke through my cheek, so much that I could lick the edge of the shard.

Modding is fun, but I would suggest not using a thin dremel tool unless you have the right safety equipment.

EDIT: I would suggest to hacksaw it if all else fails.

Oh, and for a shotty, no more than 16 inches.

Edited by Foamfoot, 03 December 2008 - 07:13 PM.

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 10:04 PM

Can I ask, Foamfoot, what the name of that is and if they go for any cheaper? Right now I just use safety goggles. Thanks

EDIT-- Never mind, found one.

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 10:13 PM

Depends on air output. If it puts out as much air or more air than an At2K or LS, it will work. If it is as much as a NiteFinder, 4" max.


Do you even know what a fucking pumpshotty is? It puts out more air than an Ls and a 2k (but it's a springer, so it's not really comparable with an airgun). And why would you tell us about a nite finder, the PAS plunger isn't even near that size.

To be of some use to answering the question that he failed at:

It really depends on dart fit. Looser darts= longer, tighter barrels Tight, short (or medium in this case)\

A PAS shouldn't really have any trouble spitting any fit dart out of a full foot. I've got one, and I use a 12' barrel, and I've had no trouble with loose or tight darts.

Hope that helped.
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Posted 04 December 2008 - 12:15 AM

How the hell did this thread get from talking about what to use to cut brass to aruguing about PAS barrels lengths?

Edited by Hoceky, 04 December 2008 - 12:37 AM.

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 12:34 AM

How the hell did this thread get from talking about what to use to cut brass to aruguing about PAS barrels lengths? Stay on topic please.


The Creator of this thread ASKED THE QUESTION. Others are answering it for him. Nobody hijacked the thread. Read through the entire thread before posting please.

No, I am very lazy when it comes to that.... On a kinda related notice, would a 12'' brass barrel work well with a pump shotty? Or should it be shorter?


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Edited by Blasphemy, 04 December 2008 - 12:37 AM.

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