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  • 80/20 or angled aluminum

    hey, who has any experience working with either of these? Is one easier an another? Are their other options? I'm looking to build/have built a super simple light rack that will rest on my tank top and hold 2 halide reflectors. Really simple in my mind.
    Im curious as to which is easier and what tools might be needed because my tool selection is lacking

    corey

  • #2
    I would assume 80/20 would be easier personally
    -Travis-

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    • #3
      i think because you can order it cut and ready to assemble. Hollback uses angled aluminum and seems to like it and its ease. but i was hoping for a few more inputs or experience using either.

      corey

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      • #4
        use rivets for assembly I'd think angled would be strong enough hacksaw to cut and some sandpaper to take the sharp edged off. Can also use a carbide tipped blade to cut aluminum if you have any power tools.

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        • #5
          honestly with either you should be happy
          -Travis-

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          • #6
            i don't have the power tools. that is part of my issue and my leaning towards 80/20. i know its more expensive but i can basically get it cut to size then just assemble it. i will look into the cost of that. can i just purchase the angled aluminum from HD or Lowes or the such?

            corey

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            • #7
              for the record, I dealt with John Tilton from OTP Industrial Solutions. Phone number 614-312-9246 ext 1529. Had no issues and he was very helpful. All I did was send him a drawing of what I wanted and he drew it up in CAD. I ended up changing the design multiple times but he is an 80/20 rep. you could always call him up and tell him what you're looking for. the good thing is with the 80/20 there is a channel to attach the actual lights with 5/16th bolts to their "anchors"
              -Travis-

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              • #8
                Travis I will call him after I check yours out.

                With angled aluminum, don't I just drill the holes then use a rivet gun to attach them?

                corey

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