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Old 10-23-2009, 05:09 AM   #11
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wow, that is awesome, too bad I don't need to cut any kegs right now, I really want to try this out.


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Old 10-23-2009, 05:41 AM   #12
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This is awesome. I just spent about an hour building this crappy jig that sucks and I'm not sure if it'll work well. Wife is sleeping so I can't really try it out right now. I think I'll stop by Home Depot tomorrow and build this instead. I have 3 kegs to cut so I mgiht as well build it right the first time.

Thanks for the great design.


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Old 10-23-2009, 05:44 AM   #13
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Quick question. Can anyone tell me how important it is for the angle grinder to be completely perpendicular to the keg lid? As long as there is not a lot of side load on the cutting disc does it matter a whole lot?
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Old 10-23-2009, 08:12 AM   #14
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Quick question. Can anyone tell me how important it is for the angle grinder to be completely perpendicular to the keg lid? As long as there is not a lot of side load on the cutting disc does it matter a whole lot?
You will tear through disks quicker.. but I found that things went faster when I took the guard off and went at it. You can go slow and a disk will last a keg or so... or go really fast (cut it in 2 - 3 rotations) and burn through a disk per keg. I did both, but if you just plan to buy a few extra disks, I like the quick route better =)
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Old 10-23-2009, 10:52 AM   #15
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After using the cutoff disck, I throw a flap disk on there to soften the edge that I just cut.
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Old 10-23-2009, 12:32 PM   #16
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Nice work! Simplicity at its best!
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Old 10-23-2009, 01:26 PM   #17
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Very cool idea! It looks good to me. You can make the handle recess (the half circle cuts) by drilling through the pipe, both sides, with a 1" hole saw. Then cut the pipe at the center line. My only bit of warning on this is that you need to be careful when the lid cut is about to be complete. In other words, stop putting any weight on the pivot or the whole thing can fall into the keg. I made my jig so that part of it rested on the rolled edge of the keg for stability. You should add it to the wiki under "keggle".
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Old 10-23-2009, 01:43 PM   #18
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This is great, I will be using this tomorrow. Perfect timing on this post.
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Simple and effective, great idea.
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Very cool idea! It looks good to me. You can make the handle recess (the half circle cuts) by drilling through the pipe, both sides, with a 1" hole saw. Then cut the pipe at the center line.
I cut the channel sides with a hack saw, then I grabbed the part I wanted to remove with a vice grip and rocked a couple of times. The chunk breaks right off. Your idea would work with pipe, but I used a coupler and they are only that long. It fit perfectly into the keg neck, so I would not change a thing.


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