How to cut SS G track cleanly?

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  1. Eugene157

    Eugene157 New Member

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    I am beginning to lay out track in our back yard. I chose Aristocraft SS ,G gauge but have to shorten some stock sections.

    A saber saw with a fine tooth metal cutting blade is one possibility or a diamond coated blade, both with lots of cutting oil?.

    And tapping 2ea, 2mm holes. Not looking forward to that!

    Or are there better ways? I am sure there must be. My previous set up was N gauge, a side cutter did suffice there.

    Thanks for any hints.
    Gene
  2. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    I picked up some diamond cut off wheels for my Dremel at a train show. Diamond is not the brand, the wheels are metal with industrial diamonds embedded in the wheel. I think something like that would cut it very well. Just don't forget your safety glasses. The other possibility would be a chop saw with a carbide blade.
  3. Eugene157

    Eugene157 New Member

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    Thank you Russ but what is a chop saw?

    Gene
  4. Squidbait

    Squidbait Recovering ALCO-holic

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    You could buy a cheap 4.5" angle-grinder for about $20 and use a cutoff wheel.
  5. Jim Krause

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    or a Dremel Tool with a carbide or diamond abrasive wheel. Again, as suggested above, use eye protection.