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    Never cut saddles again!?

    Has anyone used these?
    They would cut down on cutting and grinding.
    But you would have to weld twice as much!
    So... win win right!

    http://tap-gate.com/saddled-n-ready/

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    Re: Never cut saddles again!?

    Makes for a much easier job for those of us without the talent to cut saddles right the first time.
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    Re: Never cut saddles again!?

    I have never found cutting saddles that bad, especially using the chop saw method. I have also built a pipe smasherfor my press that squashes 2" pipe down to about 1 1/4", makes for easy welding.

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    Re: Never cut saddles again!?

    Quote Originally Posted by walker View Post
    I have never found cutting saddles that bad, especially using the chop saw method. I have also built a pipe smasherfor my press that squashes 2" pipe down to about 1 1/4", makes for easy welding.
    The goat farmer I weld stuff for likes the pipe smash method (fast is cheap) - goats aren't as strong as cows anyway.
    Chop saw method is awesome.
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    Re: Never cut saddles again!?

    What is this chop saw method you speak of?
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    Re: Never cut saddles again!?

    With a chop saw you cut 2 angles about 30 degrees. Pirate 4x4 has a good article on this with different cut angles for different sizes.

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    Re: Never cut saddles again!?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spike440 View Post
    What is this chop saw method you speak of?
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    Re: Never cut saddles again!?

    Bicycle builders have been using these lugs for many years with some great results. That said, if the cost is the same to the customer, I would still notch myself to get the money for time instead of material.
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