cutting cattle or hog panel

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by singinggoatgirl, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. singinggoatgirl

    singinggoatgirl Well-Known Member

    Apr 13, 2016
    the deep south
    What tool do you use to cut cattle panel and hog panel? I'm sure my wire cutters won't get the job done...
     
  2. Dwarf Dad

    Dwarf Dad Well-Known Member

    A 4 1/2 inch angle grinder with a metal cut off wheel. Mine from walmart.
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  3. MellonFriend

    MellonFriend Well-Known Member

    A bolt cutter is what I would use.
     
  4. SandyNubians

    SandyNubians Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2017
    Idaho
  5. singinggoatgirl

    singinggoatgirl Well-Known Member

    Apr 13, 2016
    the deep south
    What size bolt cutter does it need?
     
  6. mariarose

    mariarose Well-Known Member

    That depends on how much muscle YOU can supply. The larger the bolt cutter, the easier it is to use them, because the handles are levers. The longer the lever, the more force is applied per unit of effort.

    I wouldn't willingly go less than 14 inches. My favourite is 36 inches.

    Again, the smaller the bolt cutter, the more force YOU have to supply. If it is just a snip here and there, small is fine. If it is an entire fenceline, then larger is better.

    I hope this makes sense. It's all a matter of the tool doing the work, and being really bulky, or you doing the work and the tool being cute and small. I want the tool to do the work...
     
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  7. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  8. singinggoatgirl

    singinggoatgirl Well-Known Member

    Apr 13, 2016
    the deep south
    Maria, that makes perfect sense. I want the tool to do the work, so I don’t aggravate my carpel tunnel syndrome, so I’ll see if I can get a 36”
     
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  9. singinggoatgirl

    singinggoatgirl Well-Known Member

    Apr 13, 2016
    the deep south
    Dwarf Dad, someday I’ll graduate to a angle grinder! I’ve only got 2 cuts for this project...
     
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  10. Dwarf Dad

    Dwarf Dad Well-Known Member

    If you do, remember a face shield. I forgot to mention that. Safety first!
     
  11. willows

    willows Member

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    Dec 18, 2017
    Keep in mind those cut ends are VERY sharp. We had a young doeling get stitches because she caught it as she ran by. An angle grinder works well to file it down flat.
     
  12. PetLover

    PetLover Active Member

    124
    Apr 26, 2019
    wisconsin
    I use a bolt cutter!!!!!!!
     
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  13. singinggoatgirl

    singinggoatgirl Well-Known Member

    Apr 13, 2016
    the deep south
    Dwarf Dad, a welder’s face shield or something less substantial?
     
  14. GoofyGoat

    GoofyGoat Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2018
    TEXAS
    I use bolt cutters too but I use my dremmel to file sharp edges.
     
  15. samidaho

    samidaho Member

    30
    Jun 14, 2019
    Preston Idaho
    I use angle grinder, sawzall,

    ,and bolt cutters. Depends what’s handy.
     
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  16. mariarose

    mariarose Well-Known Member

    Does no one use The Force??? I had assumed one or 2 Jedi in training here...
     
  17. Trollmor

    Trollmor Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2011
    Goatless in Sweden
    I think the bolt cutter is safer! People I know of have cut their thigh artery with an angle grinder. That was their last job.

    And the bolt cutter does not need a charged battery. ;)
     
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  18. healthyishappy

    healthyishappy Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2019
    Utah
    I wish!!!!
     
  19. Trollmor

    Trollmor Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2011
    Goatless in Sweden
    When I look at it again - where is the other handle? You are supposed to hold that tool with both hands, it can slide anyway ...