Cutting metall railing

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Old 11-10-05, 08:04 AM
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Cutting metall railing

I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this,but I recently bought one of the diy metal railings.The instructions say to cut it with a hacksaw.I did and it looks bad.I am looking for sugesstions on how to make nice cuts on this stuff.
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Old 11-10-05, 08:18 AM
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You didn't say exactly "what" looked bad. I would suggest a jigsaw with a metal blade if the hand hacksaw doesn't provide the cut you want. Or you could rent a chopsaw if the pieces are flat. Good luck.
 
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Old 11-10-05, 09:01 AM
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You have to cut this stuff to length and what I was cutting was mitre cuts as I am using it as a handrail on steps.
 
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Rent a portable bandsaw. Called a portaband in the trade, they are made by Milwaukee, Porter-Cable and others. Harbor Freight has some very economical knockoff versions that might last a little while.
You will probably want to clamp the rail to hold it securely. Because the bandsaw does not reciprocate and has a stop to hold it against the work, you will get a smoother cut. Clean off the burred edge with an angle grinder.
 
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Okay.Thanks
 

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Old 12-26-05, 04:04 PM
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Metabo

If you have a lot to cut you should think of getting a metabo, it's fast and has a clutch to keep from being injured.
you can pick them up at most home improvment stores
 
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