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Old 07-09-2010, 10:29 AM   #1
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Suggestion, need to cut helmets in half.

Iíve got three helmets, two that Iíve crashed in and I want to cut them right down the center so youíd be able to see the entire right side. Any suggestion as what to use without causing too much cosmetic damage? Chainsaw comes to mind but I think I does more damage than good!
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i was gonna say a table saw but sawzall would be good too
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High speed air tool with cutting disk would be my choice.
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Cogsidea, or a band/scroll saw.
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hammer........ ok for real cogs idea would probably make the cleanest cut
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High speed air tool with cutting disk would be my choice.
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you're gonna want to pull the liner out first and cut it seperately or it will get snagged and torn by the cutting blade. I would think you can get your cleanest cut with minimal effort on a band saw, but a high speed cutoff wheel should work well if you have a steady hand.
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thanx guys, i got the sawzall so i'll give it a try, wish i had a high speed air tool!
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thanx guys, i got the sawzall so i'll give it a try, wish i had a high speed air tool!
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Put tape along where you are going to cut. It gives a good surface to mark a line and will help reduce chipping. Remove the liner first!
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cogs69 thanks for the offer,
i'm gona try with the sawzall first and see how it goes, i might hit you up if it aint looken good, i kinda want to mount them on the wall and make light covers out of them so we'll see how it goes.

and thanx bumblebee for the tips.
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I’ve got three helmets, two that I’ve crashed in and I want to cut them right down the center so you’d be able to see the entire right side. Any suggestion as what to use without causing too much cosmetic damage? Chainsaw comes to mind but I think I does more damage than good!
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a BAND SAW would be your best bet if you can find one.

Sawzall would make a mess, chainsaw would be worse

I'd try a circular or skill saw first, and take the lining out and cur that with sizzors.

I think a grinding wheel would just melt the plastics.

I'd use a hand saw, no power.
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