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Cutting glass tubs

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by ScottFJ40, Apr 8, 2003.

  1. ScottFJ40

    ScottFJ40

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    Just wondering what you guys with glass use or would use to cut the tub. I'm gonna put some "you know what" flares on the back, and know I need to cut a little.
     
  2. Markh

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    I used a pneumatic cut-off wheel to do mine. Basically its a die grinder with a 3" cut-off wheel and a shield. It cut through fiberglass with no problems and left a smooth edge. You do have to be careful not to let the wheel catch and go where you don't want it to.
     
  3. toddslater

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    Just a little trick for you. Get some 3/4 inch masking tape and use it to tape out your desired wheel opening line. Use the cutoff wheel as Mark said to rough it out to @ 1/8 inch of your tape line. Finish the last bit off with 36 grit on a hand sanding block (maximum control if your not used to this) or use a small grinder or air file with 36 on it if you have and are comfortable with them.
     
  4. schleb

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    Home Depot sells jig saw blades that are coated with carbide grit, with a variable speed saw and some patience they work great on fiberglass.