Does anyone here in the state of ct know how to do this correctly. My jarvis walker rod butt end is long and need to shorten it??
Shorten Rod Butt
Posted May 21 2012 - 10:20 AM
I don't know how correct it is, but I've just cut it off with a hacksaw and put a buttcap back on.
Posted May 23 2012 - 12:44 PM
that's what I'd do too.
Posted May 25 2012 - 8:38 AM
I agree with the hacksaw. One thing to note is that if the spot you are cutting is bare blank (ie no grip tape, foam, cork etc.) then you should put a couple wraps of tape on it before cutting. It can help prevent splintering or cracks.
Posted May 26 2012 - 7:11 AM
I did it once with a miter saw, very slow feed, let the saw cut it. A table saw will work fine, too. You'll get less pulling and fiber stress than with using a hacksaw, as you're stressing the rod a lot less than the pressure a hacksaw would require. If you do use a hacksaw, use really light pressure and take your time.
An abrasive wheel will work great too, like a dremel.
And yeah, like zimmy said, if it's bare, wrap it with several wraps of duct tape.
I'm not a blank cutting pro, but that's how I'd do it.
Posted May 26 2012 - 7:19 PM
never considered a mitre saw, but sounds like it works. As an aside, when I cut them, I prefer to put the rod on a rod lathe and cut it with a dremel while it turns. Cuts like buttah.