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#5698545 - 04/13/15 08:51 PM Cutting a bolt knob
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I bought a "custom" bolt knob. Its a little longer and heavier than I like. It there a way to cut half inch or so off and with what tool? I really don't have tools other than sockets and screwdrivers etc. A hacksaw or sawzall would leave it to rough.

Option A - Cut it or find someone to cut it

Option B - Sell it and get a different one.

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#5698557 - 04/13/15 08:55 PM Re: Cutting a bolt knob [Re: Brother in-law]
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#5698560 - 04/13/15 08:56 PM Re: Cutting a bolt knob [Re: Brother in-law]
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Depends on what material it's made of. If it's steel you'll have to get it reblued or coated afterward if it's aluminum you'll have to get it anodized or coated afterward. I'd save all the trouble and just buy a different one and sell that one.
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#5698565 - 04/13/15 08:59 PM Re: Cutting a bolt knob [Re: Brother in-law]
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I bought theses off eBay for $40 for the pair and installed myself. They're aluminum so not very heavy at all. Idk which one you have but don't think there's anyway it'll be to your liking after cutting it down....
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#5698580 - 04/13/15 09:05 PM Re: Cutting a bolt knob [Re: Brother in-law]
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B you can recover most of your $ just putting it in the classifieds here.

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#5698595 - 04/13/15 09:12 PM Re: Cutting a bolt knob [Re: Brother in-law]
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Ya ill probably sell it and get another. I thought it would be a cool look to cut it down but to make it right it would require to much hand finishing etc.

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#5698599 - 04/13/15 09:13 PM Re: Cutting a bolt knob [Re: Brother in-law]
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Sell it and buy a new one. Or bring it to me and I'll put it in the lathe. You bring the beer.
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#5699383 - 04/14/15 11:16 AM Re: Cutting a bolt knob [Re: Brother in-law]
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You might try a dermal tool with the large abrasive cutting wheel.

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#5699489 - 04/14/15 12:02 PM Re: Cutting a bolt knob [Re: Brother in-law]
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Dremel tools are certainly the tool for the job. Or any job for that matter.
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#5699549 - 04/14/15 12:37 PM Re: Cutting a bolt knob [Re: Brother in-law]
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It's to chancy for what it is. I'll just start over

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#5699559 - 04/14/15 12:42 PM Re: Cutting a bolt knob [Re: Brother in-law]
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I wouldn't touch it with a dremel tool, take it to someone with a lathe.

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#5699572 - 04/14/15 12:51 PM Re: Cutting a bolt knob [Re: TDK]
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Dremel tools are certainly the tool for the job. Or any job for that matter.


roflmao

i did a ton of "custom" work on a paintball gun in highschool with dads dremel. i thought it looked amazing... i think back now, and good lord....
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#5699576 - 04/14/15 12:51 PM Re: Cutting a bolt knob [Re: Brother in-law]
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BIL, what gun is it for? im thinking about buying an oversized knob for my savage.
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#5699971 - 04/14/15 04:58 PM Re: Cutting a bolt knob [Re: FiremanJG]
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Sell it and buy a new one. Or bring it to me and I'll put it in the lathe. You bring the beer.


I'll bring beer just too watch

After my 800yd cold bore shot rings JG's steel of course


still not over the KYL at your last match.....speakin of?????
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#5700019 - 04/14/15 05:32 PM Re: Cutting a bolt knob [Re: Brother in-law]
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Hacksaw. Just use a fine fine tooth blade. Simpler than cutting and crowning a rifle barrel. Cold blue it and you are good to go. You will be the only one who knows it has been altered.
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