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cutting track lugs 101

Yamadad posted a great "how-to" on how to cut track lugs but I can't post to it anymore.

I'd like to add that the blade will last a lot longer if you lubricate with a spray bottle filled with one quarter dish soap and water. It will also cut a lot faster and cleaner too.

I use this method when cutting all types of rubber.

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That thread is not locked.
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Thanks for pasting in my post RJ.

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i couldnt access to respond to kc's comments either.(this morning)

ultra- good tip. i failed to mention my use of wd-40 as well as some white stick thingy i have for cutting aluminum with a sawsall blade that works as a lubricant. rune the blade over the stick and cut away. i have no idea what it is, given to me by a friend in the metal business.
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What about the Hot Knife or the ossilating tool?

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I realized why, because it is a controlled section and the general users can not post there.
Let's keep this one linked to it so additional suggestions can be added later.

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you may be on to something with that oscillating tool if its the one i am thinking of and you have one. are you thinking of that "Fein" tool advertised on the infomercials?

i always seem to have lots of sawsall blades around so thats the cheap route for me as opposed to purchasing a new tool. i see harbor freight has a cheap version of that tool i have been eyeballing.

i dont mind the smell of burning rubber occasionally, not so much burning track rubber. heat type cutting wouldnt be an option for me.
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Well what I have is the Craftsman Multi tool, but I also bought a different blade set for it! I'll have to find that and give it a try!
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yeah, that tool. try it out on a track lug. i think your on to something there. that might be better than my home made method. would like to hear some results!
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OK I found the blades and there is a Knife edged blade as well! So a little soapy water and I'll give it a try!
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doesn't that just change things when looking for a new track.

im looking for a 1.25 or 1.5 paddle.

this would let me get a more "aggressive" paddle design from a larger lug, and cut it down to fit.

i was almost going to settle on a cobra, but now i think im back in the hunt for a paddle.

not that a cobra is settling.

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