How-To Cut A Metal Bolt To Size

By RYOBI Nation

SKILL
easy

Adjust any metal fastener to just the right length with this how-to!

Tools

  • Rotary Tool

Accessories

  • 6pc. TWIST LOCK CUT-OFF WHEEL STARTER KIT

Materials

  • Mandara 1-1/4" Cabinet Knob

Steps

Step 1

Unscrew Twist-Lock Mandrel.

Tools

Mandrel
Unscrewing mandrel

Step 2

Place Wheel on Mandrel over first fitment.

Tools

Mandrel, Cutting Wheel
Wheel adjustment

Step 3

Slightly twist Wheel to then fit second fitment.

Securing twist lock

Step 4

Twist bottom piece up and fully tighten.

Tools

Mandrel, Cutting Wheel
Tightening wheel

Step 5

Using a high speed, cut around metal.

Tools

Rotary Tool, Cutting Wheel, Mandrel

Materials

#8 1- 1/2" Screws
Cutting metal

Step 6

Repeat until fully cut.

Tools

Rotary Tool, Mandrel, Cutting Wheel

Materials

#8 1-1/2" Screws
Cutting metal

Step 7

Use Arch Grinding Stone to smooth down metal.

Tools

Rotary Tool, Grinding Stone

Materials

#8 1-1/2" Screws
Smoothing bolt