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PinkDamsel

What's the best tool/method to cut a frag plug? I want to cut the peg off the plug so it can sit on a "shelf" on my rock. Not sure what these plugs are made of - concrete or ceramic maybe - but it's pretty strong stuff.

 

Thanks.

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reefer4ever

get some bone cutters from home depot.

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BLoCkCliMbeR

they sell bone cutters at home depot??!! awesome....

 

i just used large wire cutters myself, but if your not that strong, bolt cutters work too

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Curry02

If that doesn't work try a dremel. thats what i do.

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gulfsurfer101

Or you could drill a hole it the rock and place it with epoxy.

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the_gats

I just snapped them off with my thumbs.

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Jigsaw

+1 with the dremel idea! Pulverize those frag plugs ;)

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gabe_j
I just snapped them off with my thumbs.

 

 

ditto

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PinkDamsel
ditto

 

Well, you all have stronger thumbs than me, lol.

 

Thanks, everyone, for your input.

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yoshii
Well, you all have stronger thumbs than me, lol.

Haha same here

 

But why not just break the coral off the plug?

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timdanger

bonecutters make easy, clean cuts on most frag plugs i've seen.

 

i was unable to cut ORA frag plugs with my bone cutters, though.

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PinkDamsel
But why not just break the coral off the plug?

 

Break my new babies? :o It would be awfully convenient to just keep it on the disk (minus the plug) and then glue the disk onto my ceramic rock which has "shelves" the disk can set on. I would think that would also be less trauma for the coralz, but hey, I'll a total newbie, that's why I have to ask.

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animalmaster6

Well the plugs like these

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are actually used commonly for frag racks. That's why they have the shaft.

 

You can use a dremel or bone cutters to cut them off.

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fr0ntsight

I have a diamond tipped dremel wheel and it doesn't make a dent.  Going to order some bone cutters.

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Snow_Phoenix

My LFS used normal garden clippers (the small ones used to cut stems and branches of plants) to cut the stems off my frag plugs. He did it at one try for each plug. 

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