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navanjr
07-27-2012, 06:11 PM
so what is the best/right method to cut the radius in the suspension arms. see attached.
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/6533653/pics/radiusCut.png

daaboots
07-27-2012, 09:00 PM
I think most people just use a hole saw and a drill press.

CARLRIDDLE
07-27-2012, 09:33 PM
I use chop saw.

yoshi
07-28-2012, 06:57 AM
Are you just wanting to know how to notch a tube in general?

navanjr
07-28-2012, 08:45 AM
Googled "tube notcher" and learned something new! Thanks Yoshi

Here on the farm we called that a saddle cut and just used the torch and that was good enough for a fence post. But I knew there had to be something better for our buggy.

We are just getting started, we are building an St4 with our homeschool group. We will need a tube notcher for the shop. I'll start searching Craig's list.

Thanks for the replies!

Bullnerd
07-28-2012, 09:35 AM
Tube Coping Calculator with custom pdf page size (http://metalgeek.com/static/cope_custom.pcgi)

Bienvenue (http://snip.awardspace.com/)

OFN Forums (http://www.offroadfabnet.com/forums/showthread.php?t=331)

http://www.johnheard.com/how-to-notch-tubing-with-a-chop-saw/