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Shortening Handle.
« on: April 14, 2017, 10:31:45 AM »

How do I chop 3/4 inch in a straight path off the handle. I have used a hacksaw, the cheapest type and ended with an angled cut. Any advice please ? #Shortman problems  :D
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Re: Shortening Handle.
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2017, 11:30:35 AM »

You'll never get a straight cut with a hacksaw. you need a fine tooth wood saw with a decent blade depth or even a circular saw. If you clamp the bat so the handle is level you can get a straight line marked perpendicular to that level and then just cut through... take you time and it will be straight forward
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Re: Shortening Handle.
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2017, 11:53:38 AM »

You should? Be able to get it fairly straight with a hacksaw
Take your time, stand like a boxer, let the saw do the work, and check as you go.

How many guys do you play cricket with that take a square to cricket, to check how straight your bat handle end is?
Don't stress about it

You can also sand it square after too
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Re: Shortening Handle.
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2017, 12:35:23 PM »

Hacksaw works well enough for me. Light sand afterwards . No probs .
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Re: Shortening Handle.
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2017, 12:48:31 PM »

I had a junior hacksaw in my head.... I suppose with hacksaw it should be easy enough to get a straight cut...
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Re: Shortening Handle.
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2017, 04:01:15 PM »

If you don't have an electric mitre saw I suggest:
1. Wrap tape around the handle so that the edge of the tape is on the line where you want to cut. This will give you a guide to follow.
2. Use a tenon saw (hacksaw is for metals and plastics) to cut.
3. Use a file and 60/80 grit paper to remove the edge.
« Last Edit: April 14, 2017, 04:05:56 PM by Gurujames »
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