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    Default abra file saw blade

    hi - i need to cut a pressed ally mudguard neatly, have been told that the best tool for the job is an abra file blade.

    cant find one anywhere - do you lot know where i can get one?


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    Default Re: abra file saw blade

    Whats wrong with a hacksaw with a 32tpi blade? The hard bit is holding the damn thing stable without distorting it.
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    Default Re: abra file saw blade

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Pete View Post
    The hard bit is holding the damn thing stable without distorting it.
    Would moulding/forming it around something help with that*?









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    Default Re: abra file saw blade

    Re sawing through soft ally plate; I was taught once to fill any shape with plasticine/putty and saw through that so it holds the ally in place and shape whilst you cut.

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    Default Re: abra file saw blade

    would a cutting wheel on a dremel type tool work for this?

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    Default Re: abra file saw blade

    Quote Originally Posted by yamawreck View Post
    would a cutting wheel on a dremel type tool work for this?
    Is it a straight cut or a curve or a hole?
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    Default Re: abra file saw blade

    it is a curve to allow an exhaust pipe past the bottom corner

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    Default Re: abra file saw blade

    Quote Originally Posted by yamawreck View Post
    hi - i need to cut a pressed ally mudguard neatly, have been told that the best tool for the job is an abra file blade.

    cant find one anywhere - do you lot know where i can get one?
    Is that like a tile saw blade? If so, a tile merchant's
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    Default Re: abra file saw blade

    Quote Originally Posted by yamawreck View Post
    it is a curve to allow an exhaust pipe past the bottom corner

    A cone cutter mite be useful or even a holesaw. You could use a scraper to get a neat finish.

    Abrafiles would be stocked by a tool merchant like Buck and Hickman.

    I have often got good results on alloy with tools meant for wood. Drawfiling produces a reasonable finish which can then be improved with reducing grades of wet and dry around a bit of broom handle.
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