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#1 Nerfgirl36

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 07:58 PM

I have a question. I have a [k26] i neex to cut for a nf spring. What do you guys use to cut them? I also have a small spring to trim to use as a catch spring. Thanks
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Posted 07 November 2013 - 08:15 PM

Use a metal saw or metal cutters for the [k26], and wire snips or the 'cutting part' on a pair of pliers for the catch spring.
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Posted 07 November 2013 - 08:17 PM

I'd just use a Dremel with a cutting wheel.
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Posted 07 November 2013 - 08:29 PM

I used dremel and all it did was spark and the small spring is mad string so wire cutters dont work. I will try hacksaw for [k26] and think of something for catch. Thanks
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Posted 07 November 2013 - 10:31 PM

I have a bolt cutter lying around which works well to cut [k26]'s.
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Posted 07 November 2013 - 11:08 PM

I can vouch for the catch springs being a little bitch to cut. I sent them to her. I use a pair of wire cutters (but it hurts my hand to squeeze them hard enough to cut it) or mini bolt cutters.
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Posted 08 November 2013 - 12:14 AM

I used dremel and all it did was spark and the small spring is mad string so wire cutters dont work. I will try hacksaw for [k26] and think of something for catch. Thanks

Make it spark more! It will cut and that is normal for metal, it will not burn you.
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Posted 08 November 2013 - 12:24 AM

If you have access to a vice, use it with a dremel. It creates a ton of sparks, so wear safety glasses. Sometimes, metal shoots out of it if you don't cut it right, so just be careful.
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Posted 08 November 2013 - 08:21 AM

Ok i will try those. Thanks everyone
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Posted 08 November 2013 - 04:03 PM

I would sugest If you have access to a vice, then put your wire cutters in between the vice grips, with your [k26] in between the wire cutters. THen tighten the vice and it should allow you the torque needed to cut the spring. I have not used this method on a [k26], but have used it on ace 49's to great success.

Edited by andrewp413, 08 November 2013 - 04:03 PM.

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#11 Nerfgirl36

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 04:41 PM

Good idea. I will try it. Thanks
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Posted 08 November 2013 - 11:52 PM

I would sugest If you have access to a vice, then put your wire cutters in between the vice grips, with your [k26] in between the wire cutters. THen tighten the vice and it should allow you the torque needed to cut the spring. I have not used this method on a [k26], but have used it on ace 49's to great success.

I cracked my heavy duty dewalt wire cutters doing this.
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Posted 09 November 2013 - 12:24 AM

As a bunch of other people said so far, I recommend sticking with the dremel-cutting wheel combo. It'll spark, but that's what metal does when you're cutting it. Wear some glasses/goggles, and a respirator, and you'll be fine.
The other ways of doing it will also work; I recommend the dremel, it'll do the job fastest.

Edited by Mully, 09 November 2013 - 12:26 AM.

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 10:13 AM

I use bolt cutters for my springs, if you don't have the strength to snip the spring, just put one handle on the floor, a foot on that handle, and use the other like a lever to cut the spring.
If you do go the dremel route, make sure the spring is in a vice, and let it cool down after you cut it, it will be pretty damn hot.
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