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Old 01-16-2013, 02:09 AM   #201
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Can't beat the price either, $39 at Lowes. I purchased it tonight for this project. I have one more keg to cut the top off and then I'm starting the polishing process tomorrow.

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Old 01-16-2013, 03:20 AM   #202
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I'm going to be getting akeg in a few weeks. Stupid question but why not use the guard as a jig and run it along the rim?


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Old 01-16-2013, 03:26 AM   #203
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I'm going to be getting akeg in a few weeks. Stupid question but why not use the guard as a jig and run it along the rim?
What if the rim around the keg is bent? If you look at the pic I just posted the rim on the top of the keg is flat on one side.
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:38 AM   #204
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What if the rim around the keg is bent? If you look at the pic I just posted the rim on the top of the keg is flat on one side.
With a bent rim, you end up with a smaller circle. I cut one for a friend that had a very big dented rim. Best you can to is remove the guard, but if you've had disks fly apart, you won't want to do that.
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What if the rim around the keg is bent? If you look at the pic I just posted the rim on the top of the keg is flat on one side.
I didn't even think of that. The keg I'm getting is a very clean dogfish keg. I'll make sure it's straight before I cut or else I'll just make a jig
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With a bent rim, you end up with a smaller circle. I cut one for a friend that had a very big dented rim. Best you can to is remove the guard, but if you've had disks fly apart, you won't want to do that.
I opted for the smaller opening. I did a dry run around a few times to confirm I had the arm extended as far as possible.
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Thanks for the ideas! This is mine



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Heres a link to where I posted my version of a cutting jig..........Same principle, but for using a smaller, pneumatic grinder............Wade through the post , as I was patching the bottom ring of a mangled keg, and my jig is towards the end.

http://forum.northernbrewer.com/view...?f=29&t=114559
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