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Old 01-16-2008, 05:47 PM   #1
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Cutting Eggcrate

I just got a big sheet of eggcrate from Home Depot and ask the guy what would be the best way to cut it? He told me a circular saw with a fine blade; but I am a college student in an apartment, hours from home, and the sharpest cutting tool I have is a pair of Scissors.
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Razor blade.....or exacto knife. The scissors will work too, they just might not give you as straight an edge, on the cut.
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I use a regular pair of tin snips for mine.
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It doesn't have to be perfect. The scissors should work. Just leave yourself plenty of space on the sides so the rougher edges don't scratch anything. Most of your weight will probably be placed in the center of this anyway.
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Old 01-16-2008, 10:46 PM   #5
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wire cutters or a dremel with a sanding drum. We also used a saber saw then sanded to fit
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Tin sips for me too. It ain't gonna be REAL neat and even but, they worked best for me.
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I used a pair of heavy duty utility shears. don't even worry about using a saw, too much work IMO.
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For simple shelves for corals I have used a pair of needle nose pliers to just break the connection down a row. I was surprised at how neat it actually was. Just grab a piece and twist. It snaps right off.
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