whats the best tool to trim...

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  1. mickeyrat

    mickeyrat Road Train Member

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    antenna whips during tuning?
     
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  3. delta5

    delta5 Road Train Member

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    Those whips are hard, stainless steel so I would use a good set of bolt cutters. I guess a fine tooth hacksaw or a dremel type deal with the right disk would work too.
     
  4. delta5

    delta5 Road Train Member

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    And remember, take tiny bites and sneak up on the right length, or you will be going back after another whip...
     
  5. mickeyrat

    mickeyrat Road Train Member

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    cool thanks. Its on one of those cheapish road pro coil antennas. It'll get me started anyway. Noticable improvement on RX. Mounted on 2014 Cascadia.
     
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    You got that right!
     
  7. volvo244t

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    Second the bolt cutters. Nothing else will do it. I tried a hacksaw, the steel whip rounded the teeth.
     
  8. volvo244t

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    Also, which RoadPro coil antenna is it? I had a Terminator II on my ProStar, loved it. It's a little short for use on the Cascadia, so it's been demoted to car duty.
     
  9. mickeyrat

    mickeyrat Road Train Member

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    the air cooled or rather the none oil one. 30 bucks. good enough to get me started.
     
  10. Turbo-T

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    Diagonal wire cutters will work IF you get the right size, and don't try and trim anything thick.
     
  11. kc0iv

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    I use a grinder. Now days I use a portable grinder with a 1/16" cutoff wheel.

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