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Cutting cattle panels

how we cut a cattle panel to shorten it

Cutting these cattle panels with baby bolt cutters takes a lot of elbow grease.

A battery powered reciprocating saw takes only 15 seconds per junction.

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A simple 4 inch angle grinder with cutting wheel will go right through those, probably just as fast, if not faster than the reciprocating saw. Give it a try. Cheers, James

Comment by James Mon Apr 28 20:21:46 2014

I use a bolt cutter and when closed, rotate the tool 45 degrees and the rod will snap making a clean cut This saves me time and cost of blades

Comment by Frank M Wed Apr 30 23:26:39 2014

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