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Old 06-12-2008, 01:49 AM
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cutting & bending steel Colmet edging

What do you guys use to cut 14 ga steel Colmet edging out on a job site? Also what are some tricks to get a good 90 degree bend?
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Old 06-12-2008, 10:56 PM
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Hack saw and file to smooth the edges. Our trailers have a square tubing top rail, so we take the edging and bend it over that. Perfect edge every time
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Old 06-13-2008, 12:00 AM
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Man a hack saw takes forever. I am going to try a bolt cutter. My new trailer will have square tubing so I will give that a try.
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Old 06-13-2008, 01:28 PM
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I get it started with the hack saw and then bend it over the edge of something. I try to avoid 90 degree angles, just think it looks so much cleaner.
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Old 06-13-2008, 10:23 PM
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a 4.5 inch grinder ,cut on the inside of you're bend ,hack saw ?are you ******ed you need to remove enough metal to actually bend it back into itself.is there any one left on hardscaping that actually does hardscapes!A square and a pipe wrench help to.
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Old 06-14-2008, 05:54 PM
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Have tried numerous things. Angle grinder = messy. Circular saw with metal blade = useless.

We used a Dewalt reciprocating saw now, and won't ever use anything else. If we have to do a 90degree turn, we cut the bottom end up half way, helps the bend a little bit.
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Old 06-15-2008, 02:25 AM
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I like the reciprocating saw idea.
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Old 06-16-2008, 03:44 PM
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Reciprocating saw here. Nothing better! We don't use colmet, we get
1/4"x4"x20' galvanized pieces from the local steel yard.
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Old 06-16-2008, 07:25 PM
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We use a sawzall.
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Old 06-17-2008, 08:34 PM
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love to see you're 90 degree cuts,god speed !
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