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Old 02-15-2011, 08:35 PM   #1
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Cutting carbon fiber

I am going to shorten a set of carbon fiber exhaust cans this weekend. Does anyone have any experience on cutting cf? What should I cut it with? Does it cut cleanly or does it frey? Any advise would be greatly appreciated.
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It does frey, and the pieces are extremely sharp and dangerous if inhaled. I think most people cut it with a vacuum, a mask and preferably outside.
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High speed cutting wheel on a die grinder works well. Please wear a respirator and safety glasses.
As stated the frayed fibers can be razor sharp and it is not good to breathe the dust.
Put tape where you want to make the cut (helps reduce fraying), be sure to press it down good, mark your line and go for it.
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Good advise right there.^
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Thanks guys!! Have a high speed grinder with a thin blade sure it will do the job. I'll post before and after pics. Wish me luck!
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+1 on using tape to help reduce fraying/splintering
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Thanks guys!! Have a high speed grinder with a thin blade sure it will do the job. I'll post before and after pics. Wish me luck!
if you need access to die grinders and thin cut off wheels ....lmk

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