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Old 11-01-2004, 04:18 PM   #1
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Cutting egg crate

So i am trying to start up a fresh tank, and i plan to use egg crate as a lid i went to Menards today and bought 2ft. X 4ft. piece for 7.79. Ace was 13.98 for same size. anyway, what would be a good tool to use to cut the egg crate to the size i need.

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Old 11-01-2004, 04:22 PM   #2
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I used a pair of diagonal cutters. Worked like a charm.
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Old 11-01-2004, 04:23 PM   #3
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what are those where can i get'em, and avg. cost, if you dont mind, (thanx for the advice)
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Old 11-01-2004, 04:32 PM   #4
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They are just a pair of pliers that used for cutting wire. I imagine that you can pick up a pair at any hardware store. Cheap ones are probably less than 5 bucks, really good ones $20-$30+ Cheap ones will certainly do the job.
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Old 11-01-2004, 05:22 PM   #5
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You cant beat a Dremel tool!
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Would a miter saw work?
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I know this is a random question and kind of off topic, but can someone post a picture of egg crate so I know what y'all are talking about? I have an idea of what it is, but I'm not sure. Doing a google image search did nothing for me.

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Sure here is a 2ft. by 4ft piece,

and close up
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I used tin snips and they wored out well.
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Old 11-03-2004, 07:05 PM   #10
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Or you can use a hack saw with a fine tooth blade.
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