Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
sweept

Shortening blank

6 posts in this topic

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • interesting? oh its raining here too!!!!!!!!!!!
    • That's what this Cooper's Hawk was doing, right in the middle of the street. Has a nest in the top of the neighbors birch tree. Watched them all Spring with their young. Was pouring buckets here and this guy sat in the middle of the street for ten minutes flapping and spinning around. Think he was having a good time! First and third shots are while he was fanning wings. Camera didn't want to subject auto-focus  on full zoom with the amount of rain coming down, but figgered I wanted to get the pics. Hawk was half a block away
    • Ever been to Stevens Point or Wisconsin Rapids? 
    •   Maybe an "Inter-continental" belt is on the line here.....
    •   Probably no worse then the paper sludge biwaste that was coming out of that plant a few years ago!
    • Well it looks like we got out of expansion is pretty darn good shape. Haula + Tuch and we got a 3rd coming back to us, not bad at all. Tuch is no throw away prospect and could become a heck of a player some day but I feel like we still were able to keep our better prospects and center prospects which is big for us. Sounds like we still might move a D man to clear some cap space so maybe more fireworks to come. 
    • Thanks guys, appreciate the info!
    • Only so many heartbeats, lol.  Probably some study on hummingbirds or something and now the same rules apply to us and our consistent environment filled with healthy choices that are necessities for survival, just like a hummingbirds....  This was probably published by a group of medical providers that want to make you think it doesnt matter if you're lazy, fat, and dependent on "conditioned answers" to life's health and wellness questions and you will seek their "advice" when becoming ill.    
    • i've never done the plastic thing. but i've taken Reb's advice on planting grass, in particular filling in spots and its turned out great. so this is going to really hurt to say this, but Reb really knows what he's talking about when it comes to his lawn. i've also seen pictures.
    •   Right next to the river, no less.  Isn't anyone from the EPA concerned about this?    
  • Our Sponsors