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    Splitting a rr-track with angle grinder. In real time

    Very boring video.
    That shows how long it actually takes to split 270mm long piece of 170mm thick rr-track.



    Answers also question about "how many wheels it takes?", " Is it hard Job?" And If watched carefully, also gives some hints about how to.

    Cutting happens in real time, only parts where i adjust camera etc are speed up.

    Video is boring and lasts about 30min. Don't watch it If you have better things to do.

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    one question why?

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    I'm just surprised he survived.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralphxyz View Post
    one question why?
    Another question. Why you need to know?

    To make nice bookends?
    Jaws for the coming vise project? Or for some other reason.

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    I had a philosophy professor who did the fun professor trick and gave us a one word final exam. The question was "Why?"

    Most of the students hadn't heard the joke before so they sat there writing extensive essays and filling the whole allotted hour with philosophy textbook answers.

    The B answer was "Why not?" because it's poor form to answer a question with another question.

    He would have given an A- for "Mind your own business," but the A answer was "Because."

    If you don't want to watch a half hour of a guy making sparks out of a piece of railroad track, you're welcome to move on, but some people will inevitably find value in knowing what kind of time and material a piece of hardened steel like that will consume in the effort to shape it to a useful
    form, or, they just like watching a big grinder making sparks for a while.

    Basically, because.

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    That's well said.

    Also there is a little "trick" why its so easy to split RR-track. I think metalworkers here get it if they think a while. If not, i explain it little later.

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    Splitting a rr-track with angle grinder. In real time-kuva.jpg

    This was a reason number 1, why i wanted to split rr-track.

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    Version nro 2 about split RR-track.

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