Darkness1569 wrote:Thank you for your concern and the tutorials, you did a really nice job on your cutout.
It may not look it from the pictures but I did take some precautions while cutting it.
The CC bit I was using is for cutting stainless steel, I knew the shackle was going to be cut so that is why I went with a SS cutter, I was also careful and did all the cutting by hand and went very slow before I got to the shackles depth only taking .01" off a pass, and I was also wearing safety glasses.
But the locking bars... they are loose in the tube as the cutter passes them. It will be decking the sharpness of your cutter instantly. The first rule of machining is to make sure all surfaces/parts are viced and blocked appropriately.
Please reconsider changing your practices about dismantling. If you need help getting a certain lock apart completely, PM me.