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Old 01-15-2017, 06:15 AM
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How many psi is full bore ? 6.5 hp - 60 gal. should be enough for a hobby shop. is it belt drive or oilless? Those oiless comps wear out fast and just make a lot of heat and noise not much air pressure.

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Schroeder, I use my HF electric the most, then the red offset. In an earlier post you said you get a ragged cut. cheap snips will distort like in the snip video. you should never cut out to the point on the snip. I usually only use about 1/2 of the blade before repositioning to continue the cut. My step son gave me an old 10 HP 3 phase air compressor, We haven't been going south the last few years so one of my boys sold his house he just finished and moved into the south farm house while he looks for some property . the south farm has been rezoned industrial and the neighbor had 3 phase power extended down the road. first the city said the 3 phase would be free to the shop but now wants 10 K for new transformers. I have bought a refrigerated compressed air dryer. A new large single phase air compressor is the next thing on the list of upgrades. But we still have hay we haven't sold yet.
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If you are left handed use the red ones, if you're right handed use the green ones. I only use the green ones when it makes sense, or my left hand is sore. I have a milwaukee deep throat shear and cut anywhere between 1/8" to 1/4" from the cut line, then use my mid west offset snips to the cut line. If you try to cut more than that you are wasting your energy. I oil my snips before each big sit down and cut. The blade on top should be slightly leaned towards you so it's not standing straight up. With the right techniques cutting to the cut line is very easy going.

If you can weld on the back side to fill gaps try to do that before you grind down the front side, otherwise you are thinning the steel around. If you plan on grinding both sides down do it so there's meat still left and shine a bright light on it and look to see if light is coming thru, or to even get a better view. The thicker cut off wheels work great for controlled grinding. After it's almost flush there's many ways to address the rest but the key is to not thin the metal too much.

If you can't reach certain areas you can try to raise it with a pin. I'd try that last cause it will be looser all around it, instead of trying to raise it before stretching metal around the weld elsewhere.
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If you are left handed use the red ones, if you're right handed use the green ones. I only use the green ones when it makes sense, or my left hand is sore.
Haa........nonsense.......
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Red make left turn cuts
Yellow make straight cuts
green make right turn cuts

I get the green and red mixed up but you'll know which is which as soon as you try to cut something, besides they say right on the blade right and left cutting.
Why would a right handed person buy left handed tools
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The way my little brain works, when using red(lefts) the unused metal curls to the left,when using green the unused metal curls to the right,the yellow(straights) the metal also curls to the left. Pete
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The way my little brain works, when using red(lefts) the unused metal curls to the left,when using green the unused metal curls to the right,the yellow(straights) the metal also curls to the left. Pete
This is true, especially if you have left about 1/4" to trim. More or less and the curl will not turn away from the work piece and you will have to continually bend it out of your way. Rather interesting when you start watching how it works.

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Haa........nonsense.......
not really. Lots of people agree to that. Not to say I can't use my green ones but I can't cut them as smooth with my right hand

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Red make left turn cuts
Yellow make straight cuts
green make right turn cuts

I get the green and red mixed up but you'll know which is which as soon as you try to cut something, besides they say right on the blade right and left cutting.
Why would a right handed person buy left handed tools
think you got em mixed up again.


Red= right hand turns with your left hand

Green=left hand turns with your right hand.

you of course can do left or right turns but those cut the smoothest.

I'm left hand so my red one is used all the time. The green one is only used when it has to be used (weird angle/etc)

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think you got em mixed up again.


Red= right hand turns with your left hand

Green=left hand turns with your right hand.

you of course can do left or right turns but those cut the smoothest.

I'm left hand so my red one is used all the time. The green one is only used when it has to be used (weird angle/etc)
You're still at it?

Haa....................
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I'm not saying your way doesn't work, heck, I didn't even read what you had to say. I'm addressing the poster.

What's funny here is, the guy just a few posts ago asked about what to do around welds...I recall that question being asked a while ago and while many others said, "shrink shrink shrink" , I said stretch stretch stretch. Funny to know you weren't there being the thread police on that one but here you are trying to knock my answer. I don't care, it works. I will say it again, it works.

Red= right hand turns with your left hand

Green=left hand turns with your right hand.

Left cuts with the red off set? Not gonna work out so great.

I ask that the original poster go out in the garage and try it for himself. I'm not here to be "supreme" knowledgeable internet guy, I'm here to share advice. If you don't like it, I don't care.

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I'm not saying your way doesn't work, heck, I didn't even read what you had to say. I'm addressing the poster.

What's funny here is, the guy just a few posts ago asked about what to do around welds...I recall that question being asked a while ago and while many others said, "shrink shrink shrink" , I said stretch stretch stretch. Funny to know you weren't there being the thread police on that one but here you are trying to knock my answer. I don't care, it works. I will say it again, it works.

Red= right hand turns with your left hand

Green=left hand turns with your right hand.

Left cuts with the red off set? Not gonna work out so great.

I ask that the original poster go out in the garage and try it for himself. I'm not here to be "supreme" knowledgeable internet guy, I'm here to share advice. If you don't like it, I don't care.
Actually, Henry, do try to rein supreme.
You have a huge problem. When you're wrong, just admit it and move on.
I read a thread somewhere that stated BS would be called out on this forum and I'm calling you out on it.

So, essentially, "Thread Cop" as you say.

All snips, you cut with YOUR good hand. You DO NOT use one in your left hand and use the other in your right hand.
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let the original poster go out in the garage and figure it out himself. Please come back and let us know!

Good thing that one guy didn't tell him to shrink around a weld. ahahahah smh
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Pugsy. Your right..

It has Nothing to do with right handed or left handed.. They are made for either hands, Just different cut's..(cutting curves in sheet metal)

I see nothing changed here..



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maybe those are different, I have offset ones and that's what I'm talking about. I didn't make this up, I just listen to a guy who was a metal expert and I tried it and it made sense.

So to clarify, if you have offset snips(the ones with the more roundish tips) try what I said. I didn't make it up.

Come back and tell us the results. Please do so. I encourage anyone to try it. I actually went out there to make sure cause you guys made me second guess myself and sure enough, results were best with what I said. Maybe there's a better cutting tool to be used but for the offset snips what I said is just information somebody passed onto me that works best in my OPINION.

Dear OG poster, go try and come back and tell us the results. Be thankful I had corrected someone earlier who might have came back here to tell you to go shrink around a weld. I'm no internet expert, I got chit to do.
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