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How easy is it to trim stainless steel fly wire for a wooden fly screen door

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How easy is it to trim stainless steel fly wire for a wooden fly screen door

I want to replace aluminium fly wire with stainless steel, how easy is it to trim the stainless wire to the correct size?

 

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Re: How easy is it to trim stainless steel fly wire for a wooden fly screen door

Hi @IanPaterson,

 

Welcome to the Workshop community. It's great to have you join us. 

 

Let me tag the wonderful @Tara86 to see if she has trimmed stainless steel flywire and could share some advice with you to kick off the discussion. Was their a particular product you are planning on using?

 

Jason

 

 

 

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Re: How easy is it to trim stainless steel fly wire for a wooden fly screen door

Hi @IanPaterson. I apologise for the delay in my reply.

 

Trimming Stainless Steel Insect Screen is a simple job if using the correct tool. I would advise using some Crescent Wis 280mm Single Ring Shears or tin snips

 

Please let me know if you require further information about the process or had other questions.

 

Mitchell

 

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Re: How easy is it to trim stainless steel fly wire for a wooden fly screen door

Hi @IanPaterson  sorry for not responding earlier. 

I actually haven’t used the stainless steel flyscreen. With our house the rear end is BAL29 - (fire prone) so those windows were preinstalled with stainless steel bushfire mesh. However the front bedroom windows I replaced are 2metres from the ground and only required standard flyscreen. I can only think of what I’ve used when cutting aluminium material for outside and just used tin snips. 

 @MitchellMc has a lot of experience and knowledge, thanks for your advise ☺️

 

 

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Re: How easy is it to trim stainless steel fly wire for a wooden fly screen door

Hi @IanPaterson - if you have an angle grinder, you could use a 1mm steel/stainless steel cut off wheel - Flexovit make one, it’s available at Bunnings, cheers Deb

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