Loafing Shed Refurbish

misfitmorgan

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Ditto on the bolt cutters for cattle/hog panels. We have the same Harbor freight angle grinder it works well but the bolt cutters are faster and easy as pie!!
 

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The Milwaukee 14" lever action bolt cutters do the job. They do leave more of a stub with sharper edge that the grinder. I need to get a metal file and smooth the stubs some to prevent injury.

The first outside paddock is almost ready. Final step is to get electric fence installed and hot. I'm setting it up just inside panel fence to train the sheep. Then I'll reset it so they can go out gate into large electric fenced paddock to graze during day.
 

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14" bolt cutters on a cattle panel? You must have Charles Atlas muscles! I think mine are 3'.

Yes, any bolt cutter will leave a sharp stub which needs attention with a file.
 

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We use the angle grinder so smooth them off sort of but since normally it is not a place an animal should be rubbing against we dont worry to much.
 

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14" bolt cutters on a cattle panel? You must have Charles Atlas muscles! I think mine are 3'.
Milwaukee wasn't joking about the forged steel teeth cutting well. Their guide for max diameter of soft/medium metal seems accurate. I got these because the next size in stock was 2' and double cost at $65. I didn't need a lot of force either. Closest analogy is the force to shove an apple sectioner thru the apple.
 

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