Access to a sheet metal guillotine in North Wiltshire

  1. RWD3M

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    Hi all,

    Is there anyone nearby (SN11) that could do a little guillotining job for me?

    I have (or will have in about a week's time) a couple of pieces of 2mm mild steel (a metre long) that I need to fairly accurately chop down (about half a dozen, 950mm cuts - 3 in each).

    Cheers,

    Richard.
     
  2. zzr1200

    zzr1200 Working at 650 ft on open steel work

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    Plasma would be another way to slice it up, with a bit of careful measuring and a straight edge.
     
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  3. RWD3M

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    Thanks, I'll bear it in mind.
     
  4. tom2207 Member

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    some one local that makes roller shutters , they can be bribed with buns and a crinkly note ... well the ones here can.
     
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  5. The_Yellow_Ardvark

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  6. RWD3M

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    Thanks TYA, they're not too far from me.
     
  7. The_Yellow_Ardvark

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    Nor I.
     
  8. RWD3M

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    Hmm.. just gave them a call, not helpful.

    Didn't seem keen on cutting metal they haven't supplied and suggest there is a couple of mm tolerance. I can do better than that with my bench shears!

    I'll keep looking.
     
  9. daedalusminos Member

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    I'd be doing that with a cut-off disc....or 2
     
  10. tom2207 Member

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    think it had to be accurate though .
     
  11. The_Yellow_Ardvark

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    Oh it was you tieing up the line.
    Yes I was on the phone getting some more gas arranged and empty cylinders returned. They do our sniffer gas.

    They sound swamped and they have a "Norbert" in the metal shop.

    I am not happy with them today.
     
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  12. RWD3M

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    I've got one of these

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    which will happily handle 2mm I just thought it might be more accurate on a decent guillotine. Oh and a bit less distortion too!
     
  13. bert

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    Give Webcox in calne a call, Not sure they have a shear but they do structural steel and have been helpful in the past.

    Mine won't do 2mm sadly
     
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  14. Ton-up

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    Youre better off going in with a 'bribe' than phoning up. probably get a workshop guy not the boss.
     
  15. RWD3M

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    Cheers Bert, may do. I've bought a few bits and bobs from them in the past. Mainly box section steel but...

    What about Robin Butler, had any dealings with them?
     
  16. bert

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    I've not delay with them yet.
     
  17. RWD3M

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    The boys at Webcox are doing it in the morning for me. :thumbup:

    Thanks mate.
     
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