Cutting frag plugs

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Hi, I saw on a video that people are using bone cutters to cut the pegs off frag plugs, what do you guys use? And where do you get them please?
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Reply #1

To just remove the peg from the bottom of a frag plug i use electrical sidecutters. They come off nice and easy

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Reply #2

I use tile snips, longer handle so feel as though better leverage

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Reply #3

Thanks guys, I own both tools anyway, so in well equipped, don't know why I didn't think of them.

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Reply #4

Thanks guys, I own both tools anyway, so in well equipped, don't know why I didn't think of them.

Just don't leave any traces of saltwater on them,  I've got a very rusty pair of sidecutters now!
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TBH, I wouldn't have used the side cutters as I use them for electrics, that would blunt them, but the tile nibblers, yes. And yes, I do value my tools, so everything would be washed down and dried and oiled after

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TBH, I wouldn't have used the side cutters as I use them for electrics, that would blunt them, but the tile nibblers, yes. And yes, I do value my tools, so everything would be washed down and dried and oiled after

Same mate, i was gutted when I realised what I'd done.  :'(

I've got some like these now (don't really want to think about what kind of toe nails would require their use) :

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/231519452360
I paid £5, bit cheeky they've doubled the price!

Only thing is, I'm not sure if they would fit round a frag plug,  I use them for cutting branches off acros etc. Not the highest grade stainless either so I still rinse them.

Just seen that you can get bone cutters on there,  about £15
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/YNR-Liston-Bone-Cutter-Forceps-Orthopedic-instrument-Stainless-Steel-7-9/332128654493?var=541154355838&hash=item4d5469149d:g:9SgAAOSwax5YpcCp
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Reply #7

Depending on the frag plug a lot can just be snapped off leaving the disc

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We make these breakable frag plugs from 3dreefs.com and they are awesome. Would highly recommend. You can propagate them in a rack and when you're ready to mount them, snap off the part and glue away!
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