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Old 04-08-2014, 09:22 PM   #41
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Center to Center on the 21 is about 30.5"
Cutting with the table saw was a little scary. The levelers were hard to keep stable because they're slippery and an odd shape. That's why I recommended using another method. In the end, mine came out fine. I've only used them in my driveway, so time will tell if they work well in the field.
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Old 04-08-2014, 10:00 PM   #42
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Vicky, I agree with Russ. A sharp coarse blade, at a slower speed will chew through nicely. Sanding will smooth out the cut to help keep it clean.
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Old 04-08-2014, 10:49 PM   #43
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I used a compound mitre saw. Taped the leveller part to the chock part to make a big wedge with a flat bottom (I hope I've explained myself clearly here). This greatly helped keep it steady. I then angled the mitre saw as much as I could (about 35 deg) and cut off the tip. I then used an orbital sander to round things off. I'm quite happy with how it looks. Now I have to find out if I cut off enough -- I pick mine up Friday!
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Old 04-08-2014, 10:53 PM   #44
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A bandsaw is the safe and correct tool for trimming the plastic ramp. Use a medium-coarse blade. A fine blade will get too hot. Medium speed will be fine.

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Would there be any other way to cut these down? I sold my table saw, they just scare me to death! I have a compound miter saw and a band saw, but I would think the band saw might melt the plastic more than cut it. Any ideas?
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Old 04-10-2014, 08:30 PM   #45
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I used a compound mitre saw. Taped the leveller part to the chock part to make a big wedge with a flat bottom (I hope I've explained myself clearly here). This greatly helped keep it steady. I then angled the mitre saw as much as I could (about 35 deg) and cut off the tip. I then used an orbital sander to round things off. I'm quite happy with how it looks. Now I have to find out if I cut off enough -- I pick mine up Friday!
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Vicki,

as others have already mentioned your handsaw will work perfect.

I used mine with a 1/2" blade with 10-12 teeth per inch.
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I used a compound mitre saw. Taped the leveller part to the chock part to make a big wedge with a flat bottom (I hope I've explained myself clearly here). This greatly helped keep it steady. I then angled the mitre saw as much as I could (about 35 deg) and cut off the tip. I then used an orbital sander to round things off. I'm quite happy with how it looks. Now I have to find out if I cut off enough -- I pick mine up Friday!
Good idea using the chock so you'd have something stable to hold against the fence of your miter saw. Did you end up cutting the top or the bottom of the rocking ramp?
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Center to Center on the 21 is about 30.5"
Cutting with the table saw was a little scary. The levelers were hard to keep stable because they're slippery and an odd shape. That's why I recommended using another method. In the end, mine came out fine. I've only used them in my driveway, so time will tell if they work well in the field.
Measured the distance center-to-center between the hubs on my 19'; 30.5" - same as the 21'.
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Old 04-16-2014, 11:50 AM   #49
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We shall see how these homeboy levelers do. Glued-up 2x8's then coated with resin. Was going to cut the same profile curve as them store-boughts but then thought.... is that curve really necessary?
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looks nice Myron….
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