Tip for Cutting Bolts to Size

If a bolt is too long, you can use a cordless drill and a hacksaw to cut it down to the exact length you need.

Insert the bolt in the chuck of a drill and tighten.

Now, let the power of the drill do the work as you hold the hacksaw in place.

Another tip is to slide the nut on before you cut the bolt, since the cut may be rough and make it difficult to get the nut on the bolt.

Taking the nut off also helps recut the threads of the bolt.


  1. Another tip here would be not to hold the hacksaw in one position hence ruining the blade in one spot. A normal but slow sawing motion eliminates this issue.


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