Need to tip a driver shaft. What exactly do I do/ use?

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Need to tip the shaft 1/2". Is using a chop saw fine? I use it for all my steel shafts and it works great. For the graphite shaft, if I use the chop saw, would putting electrical tape around the tip help it from splintering? Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks

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  • bradskibradski  2411WRX Points: 164Members Posts: 2,411 Platinum Tees
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    It depends on the blade. You want something with really fine teeth. I like the cutoff disks for demels for tips as they seem to not splinter.

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  • halliedoghalliedog  2494WRX Points: 312Handicap: 5.2Members Posts: 2,494 Platinum Tees
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    Like bradski, I use Dremel cutoff wheel, although I usually do also wrap the area with masking tape to reduce splintering even more. I have cut some without the tape and not had an issue, but figure why not use it to make sure.

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  • coreyhrcoreyhr Lafferty, Daniel  594WRX Points: 259Handicap: +2.9Members Posts: 594 Golden Tee
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    You want to buy an abrasive cut off wheel for your chop saw. Stay away from any wheel that has teeth all together. See link for the type of wheel you want to buy. Obviously there are different sizes depending on the size of your saw.

    https://www.harborfreight.com/pack-of-5-14-inch-cut-off-wheels-for-metal-44814.html

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    I use a metal cut off disk. Masking tape wrapped around the cut spot.

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  • Adam CAdam C  679WRX Points: 374Handicap: 4Members Posts: 679 Golden Tee
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    As others have said, nothing with teeth should be used. Any abrasive cut off blade should work fine. Don't use electrical tape, just a single layer of masking tape.

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    Wear a mask to keep out the dust from graphite...…. your lung will thank you.

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  • Stuart_GStuart_G New Hampshire 24619WRX Points: 1,374Members Posts: 24,619 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @Adam C said:

    As others have said, nothing with teeth should be used. Any abrasive cut off blade should work fine. Don't use electrical tape, just a single layer of masking tape.

    I agree that the abrasive wheels are very good to use and likely the safest for those new to cutting graphite - but teethed blades are not really problematic if used properly. I frequently use a 10 tpi blade on my band saw to cut graphite - both tip and butt side. And don't even need the tape. (I wouldn't recommend it with a new blade though - can dull them quickly). Hack saws work fine as well. Main consideration is not to rush the job, light pressure is the way to go.

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