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Old 03-29-2006, 07:29 PM   #1
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would i be able to cut Ti hinge pins with my dremel tool?
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Old 03-29-2006, 08:36 PM   #2
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Should be no problem. Ti in RC is not much harder than Alu.
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Old 03-29-2006, 08:46 PM   #3
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use the fiber cutoff wheel and watch out for the sparks. where goggles !!
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You can go ahead and do that for your hinge pins, but YOU WILL TAKE IT OUT. I did the same thing. First time I hit the track, I bumped a wall, not hard, just a light tap.....They bent. Whoever said its like aluminum is 100% correct. Save money & time, don't do it. Look someplace else to shave some weight.
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Titanium is very difficult to cut with dremel. You could scratch the pin if you missed the target. I suggest to buy big cutting plier and cut it. Use dremel to smooth the sharp points.
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Titanium is very difficult to cut with dremel. You could scratch the pin if you missed the target. I suggest to buy big cutting plier and cut it. Use dremel to smooth the sharp points.
But the green sparks make it all worth it!
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You can go ahead and do that for your hinge pins, but YOU WILL TAKE IT OUT. I did the same thing. First time I hit the track, I bumped a wall, not hard, just a light tap.....They bent. Whoever said its like aluminum is 100% correct. Save money & time, don't do it. Look someplace else to shave some weight.
Yeah..... titanium are good for lightweight screws and parts, but not for hinge pins. Go for hardened steel hinge pins.
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