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How to Cut Heavy Gauge Wire and Other Tough Metal With Little Effort

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Leah demonstrates how to cut a cattle panel (thick wire fencing) by using a bolt cutter. Link to bolt cutter: https://amzn.to/2A68lLT Buy Leah a cup of coffee! http://www.Ko-fi.com/seejanedrill Click on this link to shop on Amazon via See Jane Drill: http://www.amazon.com/?tag=sejadr-20 Leah's Recommended Tools for Beginner DIY-ers: Power Tools: DeWalt 20V Lithium-Ion Brushless Compact Drill Driver: https://amzn.to/2LrHaCu (currently on sale!) Skil Circular Saw with Laser Beam Guide: https://amzn.to/2Opokto Dremel Multi-Max Oscillating Tool Kit: https://amzn.to/2LGKucl (currently on sale!) Black and Decker Smart Select Jig Saw: https://amzn.to/2JY9lTT Black and Decker Random Orbit Sander: https://amzn.to/2mORkP0 Hand Tools: Stanley 20-piece basic screwdriver set: https://amzn.to/2LN23Y2: Irwin Tools Universal Hand Saw: https://amzn.to/2LGFWCQ Erstwing 16-oz Claw Hammer: https://amzn.to/2NM8ZCj Lufkin Quick-Read Tape Measure: https://amzn.to/2NQwgTG Stanley Value Chisels (for everyday use): https://amzn.to/2mNdi4I Stud-Pop Magnetic StudFinder: https://amzn.to/2Opsrpk Rite in the Rain Weatherproof Notebooks: https://amzn.to/2Afairl Note: If you purchase any items through See Jane Drill's Amazon links, we will receive a small commission. 3. If you really like the work we that we do or have been helped by our videos, consider supporting See Jane Drill on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/seejanedrill Contact Info: Website: http://www.seejanedrill.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/seejanedrill Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/seejanedrill Email: [email protected] Disclaimer: Due to factors beyond the control of See Jane Drill, we cannot guarantee against improper use or unauthorized modifications of this information. See Jane Drill assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. Use this information at your own risk. See Jane Drill recommends safe practices when working with tools seen or implied in this video. Due to factors beyond the control of See Jane Drill, no information contained in this video shall create any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Any injury, damage, or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or from the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not See Jane Drill. https://youtu.be/3MvqF6pAljo #seejanedrill
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Wade Verweire (2 months ago)
seejanedrill (2 months ago)
Joe Kerr (2 months ago)
Yes, bolt cutters are the best way, great advice, I had to use a large cold chisel with a 4lb hammer and an old tractor draw bar as a backstop when I was a teenager.
Karl Beerman (2 months ago)
so if we're on a construction site or out on a job or something, how can we protect our tools from theft if a lock is so easily broken?
Cyn V. (3 months ago)
Very helpful, particularly with the ideas for home garden uses of cattle panels, so people without a farm background will find this useful.
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
thank you!
The Upscale (3 months ago)
Leah, I just want to thank you for all the videos you put out. You by far, give the best tutorials I've seen. You are super clear and make a person feel confident. I've been binge watching your videos and I've learned so much :)
Tempest (3 months ago)
Hey man I don’t have anything to do with building or carpentry, I still enjoy your videos. You are and extremely nice person. Please don’t stop making videos. You make my day
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
thank you, and thanks for watching!
Eddie Huff (3 months ago)
I have learned from you. You are so sweet and such a good speaker I could listen to you on any subject.
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
thanks Eddie
Calvin Smith (3 months ago)
Locks are good for nothing...
auscharity (3 months ago)
What a charming and knowledgeable lady. Even at my age (74) I have learnt so much from these instructive video. Well done Leah from an Australian fan.
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
thank you so much!! 🙂
poopytowncat (3 months ago)
Wow! Thank you! I learn so much from your videos.
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
SSJB (3 months ago)
Ever sense I seen a video from this channel 2 days ago, I've been addicted to watching every vid. I don't even need the info it's just interesting and Leah seems like a very nice person.
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
hey, welcome, and thanks for watching!
PandaIsKawaii (3 months ago)
I study catpentary and this channel helped alot
PaŃaH Mat (3 months ago)
Everytime I need motivation I come see his videos just to hear that I can do this.
Seth Jones (3 months ago)
Hi Leah. I'm a complete novice. Just wondering if a circular saw blade will cut through metal, or do you need a special blade, or perhaps that angle grinder you mentioned? Likewise, I'm wondering if you need special drill bits for drilling through metal? Thank you.
jozef danyi (3 months ago)
leah, what can we all say bad about you? Not that i didn't knew this method of cutting but i'm talking here about your teaching and your teaching is GREAT! Big respect from me as a woodworker. Hope to see again from you
David Dumm (3 months ago)
This was horrible, everyone knows to use cutters with wire mesh, you gotta have videos about topics ppl don't really know
pbarnrob (3 months ago)
Give us a few examples of what you'd like to see, David! Leah may not take requests as such, but ideas are worth sharing!
Tony Sutton (3 months ago)
Another great video. Yes, bolt cutters are safer, neater, quieter and far less messy than an angle grinder but if you have a lot of cutting to do it is probably easier and quicker to use the angle grinder. Battery technology and cordless tools have come on so much in recent years that you are no longer tied to a power cable. With the likes of Ryobi doing their one battery fits all range of power tools having a variety of cordless tools is no longer painfully expensive.
C O (3 months ago)
Plus, galvanized steel releases toxic fumes.
Ed Trenn (3 months ago)
I really enjoy your videos. I learn so much. Thank you for sharing your tips and secrets with us.
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
you're welcome, and thanks for commenting!
Diddle Skittles (3 months ago)
First video I watched of you was the carpenter pencil explanation one. That was a few minutes ago instantly subscribed. Youre a Wonderful teacher and make your videos easy to follow with clear explanations. (Also wonderful attitude)
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
Thank you so much, and welcome to our channel!
Shaun Smith (3 months ago)
Don't even know why I click these videos
King Tin (3 months ago)
Cordless angle grinder with cutting disc lithium battery
Tony Sutton (3 months ago)
+Randy Murray LOL 😂🤣😃😅😆
Randy Murray (3 months ago)
You can get cordless bolt cutters as well :-)
K.B. Woodworker (3 months ago)
Cutting that lock was cool! Reminder to get case hardened locks for anything important! I knew someone who used these to grow tomatoes and I think, climbing beans. If I had a big garden I'd be using cattle panels for sure. And using bolt cutters to cut them. Nice video!
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
hey, thanks!
John Bauer (3 months ago)
you just ruined a beautiful lock....(joking) good idea....
Elaine D (3 months ago)
Bolt cutters are great for getting the springs from a mattress frame for all those different crafty things. But not all master locks can be cut with bolt cutters. That was a selling point back in the late 70’s - the shackles couldn’t be cut with a hacksaw blade or bolt cutters, had to use an angle grinder.
tanki online (3 months ago)
why dont you put adds on your vids
Mi Wei (3 months ago)
Just what I needed to see. Thank you, you're a great teacher.
Großer Maik (3 months ago)
The right tool for the job.
MAE HAY (3 months ago)
Nice bolts and fence cutters Leah👍
Ash (3 months ago)
What a nice lady! ♥️
G. Cosper (3 months ago)
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
Sidney Mathious (3 months ago)
I have a large bolt cutter and love it. My first time using them was while in boot camp and I locked the keys to my footlocker in the footlocker and my drill sergeant sent me to the supply room to get the master key to unlock my lock. That was when I was given the bolt cutter and told it would unlock my footlocker and it did, and I had to buy another lock out of my pocket. I will never forget that incident, and I had to get a pair to add to my chest of tools.
seejanedrill (3 months ago)
Hey Sidney, you always have a great story to tell...thanks so much for sharing that with us!
Roy Zornow (3 months ago)
You seem like a nice person.
MultiMarty100 (3 months ago)
Oh it's a master lock.... What else!?!
denise rivers (3 months ago)
🌸🌸Wow Leah, I learn so much from you. Thank you.🌸🌸
Adam Hayes (3 months ago)
We use cattle panels in our gardens! Perfect for trellises!
John Doe (3 months ago)
Leah If I remember correctly you did a video of how to cut the trim out of a 2x4 for this project you are making at home. You should show your finish project I love all that farmhouse style. and I can see from your past videos you have a really cool older home cottage home similar to mine,.Would be nice to see that fence.
Jim Dollens (3 months ago)
Vocals 43 (3 months ago)
She's a jack of all trades I'm always proud of you for always posting positive footages that helps people I painted my own car because of how you taught me how to adjust my spray paint gun's thanks so much for everything you the best training coach Ever
Barb Chester (3 months ago)
Just happened to think of this...have you done a vid on tin snips? I think some might find it useful knowing which ones to use according to their color coding for different functions. I know I struggled until a friend told me I was using the wrong ones. :)
Barb Chester (3 months ago)
I think another good reason not to use an angle grinder is that galvanizing is only on the surface of the metal, if you slip even a little with the grinder there goes the galvanization. With bolt cutters you can always paint on some rust retarder on the cut ends if you want to. And as you said Leah, who wants to be dragging out the grinder when the bolt cutters do such a great job.
Nuke Censorship (3 months ago)
You don't need to cut masterlocks. They're so poorly designed they practically fall off.
giftboutiq (3 months ago)
The country is breathtaking!!
John Lee Pettimore III (3 months ago)
As a retired locksmith, I'd like to let you know that Master locks are a joke in the lockie world. They're the cheapest and most poorly constructed locks that are mass produced. Never trust anything of value to a Master brand lock.
Karl Beerman (2 months ago)
how should i protect my toolbox
Brad Rigg (3 months ago)
John Lee Pettimore III, Thanks for that info. Very useful to know which brands to steer clear of
1911 sal (3 months ago)
I love how you explain things. Your tone , cadence and pitch are perfect. It instills confidence.
Tony Banner (3 months ago)
Also you don’t want to throw sparks outside
S Chandler (3 months ago)
Bolt cutters also come in different sizes too
Coen (3 months ago)
Yep and a 14 inch set would of cut that panel easy. Someone with half strong hands could of cut it with single handed Knipex wire cutters.
Martin Marusinec (3 months ago)
There are accu powered angle grinders too. Probably if I have one, I would use it, so it depends on what one has at hand.
Steve Timm (3 months ago)
Hi, Leah! Another great video! You put out great work and are a great teacher!! I am a DIY and was not raised in an environment that knew how to use tools. I like your channel and I have just subscribed and hit the bell!! God Bless!
Mike NYC M (3 months ago)
Hello Leah I really enjoy your videos. I can probably shed some additional light on this matter as I am a concrete contractor and I put down 300,000 at of wire mesh last year. 4 gauge is considered roadway mesh and its the toughest! You are 100% correct a 24” Long bolt cutters is the single nest way to cut!!!!
Snow Man (3 months ago)
Leah,you are a great teacher your calm and clear in how you say things.Keep up the Great work.
Hopefull Sinner (3 months ago)
Beware if you try to cut a good quality lock you'll ruin your bolt cutters. I've ruined cutters without leaving a mark on the lock.
Kevin Metzger (3 months ago)
It happened to me too. I had to purchase a new one. Locks are hardened.
Kathy B (3 months ago)
Thanks, Leah! You are the best teacher ever!
Joshua Reich (3 months ago)
Perfect timing. I just got back from the barn where I was cutting cattle panels with an angle grinder running off my generator. With plenty of buckets of water around given that I was putting up fencing around the dry straw and hay. Neighbors have spotted a cougar around here, so I wanted to beef up the security around my goats and sheep. Bolt cutters would have eliminated the fire risk and definitely wouldn't have freaked out the animals with all the noise & sparks!
F.K. Burnham (3 months ago)
I suggest NOT trying to cut case hardened chain with the big bolt cutters however. I broke my 36" "master key" trying to cut a piece of chain that I didn't know was case hardened. One jaw had a large piece break out of it, and it really flew. Case hardened locks will likely act the same.. Mild steel ones like you cut in the video do cut nicely. "\Hardened" is a pretty ambiguous term, especially with "imported" locks. BTW those panels make wonderful trellises for beans, peas, and any climbing plants. Also you can cut them and make great tomato cages out of them.
Dave Deatherage (3 months ago)
Excellent Leah!👍 thanks! Those bolt cutters make short work of item's like that!
Alain Williams (3 months ago)
wow! awesome :)
R Rich (3 months ago)
Good tip Ms. Leah. Angle grinders also leave nasty burrs.
Vanda Dy (3 months ago)
I will try that on my girlfriend
Sheri Karanasos (3 months ago)
I bought one panel for tomatoes. I cheated and had the store cut them into 4foot widths. They loaded it on too my car, tied it down and off I went!
psisky (3 months ago)
His Nibs was cutting wire like that for my rabbit pen. He laid it flat on the ground and held a chisel to the bits he wanted cut and whacked it with a hammer. My new crazy paved patio was covered in the holes he made and they'e STILL THERE.
Abel Casanova (3 months ago)
Never needed to use Cattle wire . But I know how to cut it if I ever do .
Sheri Karanasos (3 months ago)
Abel Casanova I used it to hold up my beef steak tomatoes. Cheap way to do it but I cheated and had the store cut the panel to my preference.
farvision (3 months ago)
such a clear teacher!

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