How to cut Flex Trak

What is the best way to cut Flex Trak? I have the Atlas track saw but that is too hard and I mess up quite a bit. I've thought of using a Dremel cutting wheel and trying that. Any suggestions?

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A. Paul
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A Dremel is good. I use the large reinforced cutting disk. The down side is that the cut is at an angle. That is not much of a problem for me.

I also use the Xuron Track Cutting Pliers. They cut cleanly and leave a nice verticle cut.

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Frank A. Rosenbaum

I prefer the dremel, especially for track in place to create an electrical block. The Xuron leaves ONE side cleanly cut for me, the other is jagged. I clean that up with a Dremel grinding wheel easily enough.

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Edward A. Oates

I would always use the Xuron cutters on track that's not yet in situ as its quick and clean, also if cutting off a free end. If you want to use both pieces just make a second cut with the cutters reversed to remove the jagged end. To cut gaps in rail that's already fixed down use the Dremel with cut off disc. Keith Make friends in the hobby. Visit Garratt photos for the big steam lovers.

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Keith Norgrove

I use a Dremel moto-tool with a ferrous cut-off disk. The large diameter disks work well, allowing you to cut from the top rather than the side, without a drastic angle to clean up.

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Frank Eva

Since my hands are not too steady, I score the track with a razor saw in a mitre box, then go at it with a Dremel. The groove ensures a nice even cut for me.

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My hands are pretty steady and that is how I do it, also.


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