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  • Discuss Trim in the BMX Bike Tech forum in area BMX-Forum Community; Everyone always talks about trimming their bars and seat posts, but how do you do it? What tool should I use in, in order to get a nice cut, without... ...
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afroboy360

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Everyone always talks about trimming their bars and seat posts, but how do you do it? What tool should I use in, in order to get a nice cut, without bending the metal at the ends?
 
RuLe

RuLe

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Trim post #2
electric saw and then grind the extra stuff off and then file it to make nice and soft
 
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traildemon

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Trim post #3
rule you dumb ass..you just go to a hardware store buy yourself a pipecutter and voila...there's nothing to it....and don't follow rule's advice...using electric appliances is more dangerous, not practical and you're more likely to cut them bad.
 
RuLe

RuLe

New Member
Trim post #4
Im dumb now? Thats what i did and my bike looks fine. And the cuts are straight thats why u file it real hard and grind it


if u dont got the tools go and buy something but why buy something if u got the tools to cut it already? Wasting money to cut 1 thing
 
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Mr_Shrapnel

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All you really need is some hands and arms which happen to be connected to your torso, and a hacksaw with a metal blade (very important) you can tell it’s a metal blade by the fact that the teeth are quite small and close together.
 
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Devourment 138

Guest
Trim post #6
there are about 3 ways....all explained above. personaly I would go with the pipe cutter for aluminum, and electric saw, and dremel for steel
 
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Guest

Guest
Trim post #7
rule is right i use my dads power saw and it cuts my bars and seatpost fine and quick just stick the part in a vice and it cuts in a flash i dont even need to file the edges
 
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federal_rider12

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you can use many tools, i use my dremel tool and a tough cutting wheel it cut through my primo moes bars in a couple seconds and those bars are .091 thickness, you can use like a hand metal saw, many other type of saws but in saws make sure you have a metal cutting saw not a wood saw! you can grind the saw down quickly you can even have the teeth on it break off
 
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Trimix

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Trim post #9
You can use different tools yes, but I agree that when dealing with 4130 bars, the sawzall works best. I tried tubing cutters, and they DO WORK....but not as well as a saw, at least for me. Cut it like 1/2 or 3/4 at a time, I have been through the 'cut them down too much' syndrome. Using a saw you of course need a vice, and need to be able to cut a straight line.
 
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Pyro insaine

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I agree w/ Rule cause i used electric apliances to cut it down andit takes like 2 min

I cut my bars 4 my flatland bike to 20 in hella short
 

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