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    Quick question, never had a reason to cut down a piano hinge before, I assume its ok to do it, but I'm going to ask you guys first? Help me out, need to cut it if I can first thing in the morning. I finally got around to building the table saw extension for the TS3650. All out of of hard wood, looks very nice so far. There is a little metal only for the extension of 16" (for sag reason of course), but hidden by wood. Built with Black Ash, Maple, and Birch plywood.
    Last edited by garager; 03-20-2007, 09:22 PM.
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    Re: piano hinge

    yes you can cut a piano hinge. I use a hacksaw and cut it slowly and carefully to ensure it is a straight cut. Then I clean up the cut with a fine file.
    I prefer to use a 24 -32 tooth hacksaw blade but I'm sure there are folks using an 18 tooth blade. Sometimes you may have to peen the cut end to ensure the rod does not slip out.

    you need to provide more details if you want a more specific answer..such as is the hinge steel or brass?
    large or small, meaning is it a 1/2" or 2" size etc.

    play safe....


    Cactus Man

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    • #3
      Re: piano hinge

      The hinge pin is usually quite hard, and will rapidly eat the teeth off a hacksaw. If it is not welded or clamped on the end, pulling it out and cutting it to length with a pair of lineman pliers is easier. Another way is to cut everything but the pin and part it with a cold chisel.

      Go.
      Practicing at practical wood working

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      • #4
        Re: piano hinge

        Thanks for the info, I know what to do now...
        Great Link for a Construction Owner/Tradesmen, and just say Garager sent you....

        http://www.contractorspub.com

        A good climbing rope will last you 3 to 5 years, a bad climbing rope will last you a life time !!!

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        • #5
          Re: piano hinge

          A Dremel with a cut-off wheel works real good too

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          • #6
            Re: piano hinge

            Somebody gave me a Dremel for X-mas one year, chucked it in the trash can. The fist thing I did with it was cut something apart, and it shattered 4 cutting wheels, cannot remember what it was I was cutting. I'll use my Metal chop saw, than file clean it, it is for my Table saw outfeed extension, so I don't care if the a scorch mark on the end. I like to use big tools,LOL... ArArArArAr... Tim Allen always knew what to say...
            Great Link for a Construction Owner/Tradesmen, and just say Garager sent you....

            http://www.contractorspub.com

            A good climbing rope will last you 3 to 5 years, a bad climbing rope will last you a life time !!!

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            • #7
              Re: piano hinge

              They shattered because they were the POS standard cut-off wheels that come with the set and aren't worth a **** in a hand basket. You have to get the fiberglass reinforced wheels.

              http://www.amazon.com/Dremel-426D-Fi...4481208&sr=1-1

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