Cut 2" off a whole roll of netting.

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Cut 2" off a whole roll of netting.

Post by millstreaminn » Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:24 am

I mistakenly bought a roll of 50" wide baler netting and my baler only takes 48". Any way to cut 2" off the whole roll? Chop saw maybe? I can't return it and I do not know anyone with a baler that takes 50" net so I am stuck with it. :dunce:
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Re: Cut 2" off a whole roll of netting.

Post by hurleyjd » Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:41 am

Most balers will not know the difference. I have a 5410 rebel and have used 52" net in it. It calls for 48". So what brand of baler.

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Re: Cut 2" off a whole roll of netting.

Post by millstreaminn » Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:37 am

Its a Krone baler and the 50" net will not fit on the baler. It's 2" too wide to fit in the baler.
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Re: Cut 2" off a whole roll of netting.

Post by hurleyjd » Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:42 am

millstreaminn wrote:Its a Krone baler and the 50" net will not fit on the baler. It's 2" too wide to fit in the baler.


I think I would just chalk up the 50" twine as a loss and buy the right width. I would think that you would have a lot of wrapping around rollers and such with the lose ends. You might list the 50" on craigslist in your area.

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Re: Cut 2" off a whole roll of netting.

Post by M-5 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:43 am

either it will work cutting it off or it wont .. You have nothing to loose at this point i say go for it but I would use a razor knife or and sharp electric knife , mark where you want it cut around the roll then cut as deep as you can length wise on the 2 " you are removing and peal off excess as you go
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Re: Cut 2" off a whole roll of netting.

Post by hurleyjd » Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:29 pm

hurleyjd wrote:Most balers will not know the difference. I have a 5410 rebel and have used 52" net in it. It calls for 48". So what brand of baler.

In the future I will use 48 inch wide as the bale is 46 inches wide. I do have a lot of net buildup on rollers and I hope the 48 inch wide will solve that problem

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Re: Cut 2" off a whole roll of netting.

Post by hurleyjd » Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:31 pm

millstreaminn wrote:I mistakenly bought a roll of 50" wide baler netting and my baler only takes 48". Any way to cut 2" off the whole roll? Chop saw maybe? I can't return it and I do not know anyone with a baler that takes 50" net so I am stuck with it. :dunce:


Should fit any 48 fit wide Vermeer or john deere. And maybe the New Holland

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Post by Supa Dexta » Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:31 am

There is a 0% chance I would mess around with that aggravation.

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Post by millstreaminn » Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:24 am

Supa Dexta wrote:There is a 0% chance I would mess around with that aggravation.


Should have taken your advise. I ended up using a hot wire like you cut foam with. Worked like a charm cutting through the net but melted it together so it won't feed off the roll in the baler. Big fail.
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Post by wbvs58 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:42 pm

Oh well you tried. You sound like me, a bit of a risk taker, I will not die wondering.

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Re: Cut 2" off a whole roll of netting.

Post by hurleyjd » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:52 am

millstreaminn wrote:
Supa Dexta wrote:There is a 0% chance I would mess around with that aggravation.


Should have taken your advise. I ended up using a hot wire like you cut foam with. Worked like a charm cutting through the net but melted it together so it won't feed off the roll in the baler. Big fail.


Ignored my advice to.


I think I would just chalk up the 50" twine as a loss and buy the right width. I would think that you would have a lot of wrapping around rollers and such with the lose ends. You might list the 50" on craigslist in your area.

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