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Stainless Steel Bonnet

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Has anyone cut there stainless steel bonnet i would like to cut mine to make a bulkhead on my 2b and have a lift off bonnet

 

What did you use to cut the stainless with out discoloration?

 

Many thanks

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I cut mine with a normal, fine tooth hacksaw. I cut as far in to the bonnet as the frame would allow and then finished it off using just a blade with some tape wrapped around to make a handle.

 

There's quicker ways of cutting, but if your good with a saw, few ways will be neater.

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4.5" angle grinder & a 1mm thick disc for stainless steel, provided the disc is kept cutting & not rubbing there is very little heat build-up.

 

Cut dozens of metres through 0.7--0.9--1.2mm & thicker s/steel without discolouration.

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I used a jigsaw to cut my bonnet but it was mildsteel not stainless. Nice clean cut though.

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Same as Bob says, angry grinder with stainless steel cutting disc mark out on masking tape

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I used an air saw with some decent blades worked fantastic nice control clean cut and no heat build up and very quick too.

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I go with Bob on this

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As previously said, 1mm cutting disk, but once you've marked out (over tape) where you want the cut, clamp a piece of bar or similar straight edge along the line then you 'rub' along the bar with the side of the disk as you cut.

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Plus 1 for cutting disc, let the disc all the hard work dont force just a little pressure almost the weight of the angle grinder will do it

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