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Shortening blank

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Fairly new to building what do u use to cut a blank from lets say 5' to 4'9"

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I have used both very fine bladed hacksaw or a sharp file. File works better.

Be aware that shortening a blank will affect it's action. If you shorten, no matter from which end you will make it a slower action blank. If you cut the tip it will be less sensitive and stiffer.

I would really think about it before you cut.

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I know that rod shops do this when they build custom rods for customers.

I agree, make sure you want to do this, because even 1/2" off of the tip makes a huge difference!!

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Don't cut from the tip if you can help it. It will dramatically increase the amount of pressure required to flex the blank. As far as cutting goes, a Dremel tool works well with a cutting disc, as do coping/ jewelers saws. I have shortened a few blanks using both of the afore mentioned tools with good results. Shortening a rod form the butt end is a far better option than form the tip in my experiences.

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Cutting a little off the tip (1/4 " only) takes out the "mushy" feel. If the action is too light. Doing this to a HSR 9000 works wonders.

The guys in Fridley do this on some Walleye rods .

Just another option.

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planned on cutting the but if I do cut it. Thanks

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