Bergland Stock Pot cutting

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Bergland Stock Pot cutting

Post by barneey » Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:35 pm

Has anyone ever cut a bergland stock pot in half, ie start with a 70 ltr pot and end up with a 35 ltr pot.

If so what did you use to cut the stainless with?

The only way I can think to cut it is with an angle grinder.

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Re: Berland Stock Pot cutting

Post by Heron1952 » Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:06 pm

No but a lot of people make a mess of Thermopot bases with an angle grinder. With the angle grinder fixed and turning the pot against a ply jig I would have thought it would work. BUT the strength in a pot is in the rim and base, it's walls are very thin, I would worry that the sides would bucklle and twist as soon as the rim was removed. So silver solder a new rim before cutting???
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Re: Berland Stock Pot cutting

Post by barneey » Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:18 pm

The idea is to fit the half, with the rim on it, to the underside of another stainless pot.

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So I HOPE that by keeping the rim of the 70 and bolting / fixing through the upstand on the other pot it will be enough to support its self? without issue, the problem is I don't think its ever been tried before.

I take you point about angle grinders and pots and making a mess of things rather quickly.

I might have to see how high it sits without adjustment.

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EDIT I might have to save myself a lot of hassle and just get a smaller pot

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pardini-700-C ... 1477229255?

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Re: Berland Stock Pot cutting

Post by Fil » Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:19 pm

u could use a nibbling tool air powered would be a doddle hand powered will take a few stabs n rests but ive used a hand nibbler on thicker SS over 1mm ok (eventually)
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Re: Berland Stock Pot cutting

Post by thepatchworkdoll » Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:06 pm

Hey Barney
Please be careful if your using an angle grinder. I thought I was very careful using angle grinders until I had an accident with one 14 years ago.
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Re: Berland Stock Pot cutting

Post by barneey » Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:00 pm

The photo is truely a good reminder of how everyone should be careful when using power tools & not to get complacent with their use. Thanks for sharing the photo, I trust things are "nearly" back to normal 14 years on?

I might therefore just save myself a load of hassle and buy the shorter pot.

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Re: Berland Stock Pot cutting

Post by sbond10 » Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:38 pm

Where's scotia he'll know

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Re: Berland Stock Pot cutting

Post by scotia » Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:56 am

I use what we call a skinny disk http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Klingspor-thi ... 2a2e444796 I find for best results score the metal first with the cutting disc along the line to be cut 4/5 inches at a time or 100 / 125 mm (you can use masking tape if you do not feel confident enough) this way it gives a guide for the disc to follow. Dont try cutting all the way through and then following the line best results are achieved the other way. "DISCLAMER "p.s. use the appropriate safety gear.
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Re: Bergland Stock Pot cutting

Post by Fil » Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:59 am

Give your wrist a workout

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when nibbling out 4-5mm a time u cant go too far off the guideline ;)
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Re: Bergland Stock Pot cutting

Post by Kev888 » Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:34 am

I cut a nordic/french stock pot with an angle grinder, as scotia said I used a very narrow disk (specifically for inox/stainless) and it went through really very easily IIRC. The metal is thin and floppy and may try to twist as the cut releases stresses, so I sort of tickled my way along with no real pressure, and once broken through allowed only a small amount of the disk into the cut. The only real challenge was to keep it on course, but I didn't find it too hard to go 'reasonably' straight; with being narrow it cut forward much more easily and had less tendency to go sidewards.

As mentioned above, the resulting edge is reasonably floppy without a rim, and fairly sharp until smoothed down. I also hear that the thin discs can pop relatively easily too, so patch's post is a timely reminder.

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Re: Berland Stock Pot cutting

Post by jmc » Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:32 pm

barneey wrote:...

EDIT I might have to save myself a lot of hassle and just get a smaller pot

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pardini-700-C ... 1477229255?
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Aren't those Aluminium with SS handles like these

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Re: Bergland Stock Pot cutting

Post by barneey » Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:17 pm

Thanks JMC, I didn't notice that, a little bit misguiding on the eBay advert.

The 70Lt pot has arrived so will see if that fits first before anything else.

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Re: Bergland Stock Pot cutting

Post by barneey » Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:42 pm

Firstly thank you all for your input, I have purchased a cutting disc as it will always come in handy.

I`ve tried the 70lt on the BM and its a good fit + plenty of room to get it bolted together.

The height isn't bad either at 1.10m tall so it can be floor sited.

So will keep the pot as it is + cut vent holes + cut circular holes in the bottom of 70 lt pot for the fittings from the BM.

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