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    Guide for cutting profile in an I beam

    This morning I needed to cut some profiles in the ends of a pair of I beams
    the profiles have to match and both beams will have the same cut on both ends
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    I made it out of aluminum to be smoother dragging the torch tip along it, also when these templates are made out of steel spark slag coming off a torch if it happens to blow back for any reason will stick to the template aluminum reduces this somewhat.
    Plus it is a lot lighter.
    but my main reason was it was already the correct size just needed the profile cut into it.
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    Thanks Frank S! We've added your Profile Cutting Guide to our Metalworking category,
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    re Frank S's template or profile............
    Trust me, it doesn't look anything like him



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