The 1st and one of the simplest operations is to cut the 4 different diameter drill rods to the proper lengths.
- 5/64 @ 2.75"
- 3/32 @ 3.00"
- 7/64 @ 3.38"
- 1/8 @ 3.75"
When there was only on size this was easy but as the range of offerings increased it became apparent that a fixture would make sense.
Initially I set up the bolt cutter like this to make it a one handed operation.
The 1st step to finding the answer is to layout the existing components.
After that the design fell into place.
I think it takes about 30sec. to cut up a 3 foot drill rod into the correct lengths.