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08-25-2010, 05:00 AM
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Cutting a comp stick...?

I just ordered two composite sticks online... is there anything special I need to know about cutting them a little shorter?

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Use a hacksaw, and be careful because it's easy to cut them unevenly, as more force is required than with a woody.

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Pick up a cheap mitre box for about $5 to make straight cuts.

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Does anyone know if a power miter saw would work (with a very fine blade)? Or would that be too powerful and likely to cause splintering?

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Does anyone know if a power miter saw would work (with a very fine blade)? Or would that be too powerful and likely to cause splintering?
It'll be fine. Just about every pro locker room from the SPHL to the NHL has a saw like that in it.

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Does anyone know if a power miter saw would work (with a very fine blade)? Or would that be too powerful and likely to cause splintering?
No problem just go slow.

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call me old fashion, but i just put a mark on where i want it cut, and take your everyday circle saw and cut it?

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call me old fashion, but i just put a mark on where i want it cut, and take your everyday circle saw and cut it?
That will be fine, as long you use a fine blade, such as a diamond sawblade (commonly used for tile cutting, and not overly expensive)


On the other hand, if you mean a circular saw with a multi-toothed blade...

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That's exactly what I do with a wood stick to cut it down...but on a composite you'd probably destroy the thing.

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Yeah I've always just used a hacksaw. Just try to saw more than hack. You are more likely to get an uneven cut if you lean on it too much. Let the saw do the work and you'll be just fine.

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Like everyone else said, use a thin blade like a hacksaw, otherwise it's going to splinter and possibly crack. I don't know if you've ever gotten a splinter from a composite hockey stick, but it's much worse than a wooden splinter because it's smaller and more likely to get infected.

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Composite splinters are the WORST. They hurt ten times worse than wood and get lodged deeper because they are thin rather than a chunk. One time I got one on the bench and had to gouge out the skin to keep playing. Absolute worst feeling in the world.

Hacksaws and blades are cheap...you can get a hacksaw and mitre box for $15 brand new.

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If you are kind of scared to do it, in fear of messing up, just go to your local pro shop, they will probably do it for free.

Atleast all the pro-shops do in the Phoenix area.

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