There are different shelving systems and wire shelving accessories that offer lots of options, and they differ in their size and space. So, what is your best way of cutting the wire shelves for fitting the dimensions available to you?
Before you start cutting the wire shelves to make them fit in your available space, it is important that you read all the cutting instructions carefully and do the right measurements so that you may not end up simply ruining the whole thing. The space that is intended to be left between shelf edge and the wall depends on exactly how much you’re willing to maximize your storage space. Leaving, at least, ¼ inches will make sure that you have enough space available for installing your shelving system without any problems at all.
When it comes to cutting the shelving, you have a couple of options available to you. First and foremost is to go for cutting services rendered by the home improvement shops in your area. The best thing about taking this option is that you do not need any tools for cutting the shelving by yourself. However, you may have to wait for your turn to get your shelving cut. You will have to spend extra time waiting at the store while measuring and ensuring that shelves are cut to requested lengths. It also has to be ensured that clean as well as even cuts are made. Also, cuts like angles might not be done by stores, and any measurement or design changes may not be performed without having to pay a visit to the shop as well.
The best thing you could do here is to try the DIY option and for that your best bet would be bolt cutter. In fact, this particular option is also used by the store for cutting your wire shelving units as well. In old times, manual cutters were used for cutting the shelving units, but now the big stores use air operated shelving cutters only for the employee use. The benefit they offer is that you can have fast and clean cuts. It doesn’t require any clamping to the workbench and can cut big as well as small diameter wires, and there is no need for separate tools either. The negative for this option is that you have to buy a tool which you may not be using ever again.
You will be in need of 12-inch bolt cutter for cutting the wires with a bigger diameter. Longer cutters will allow you to have more ease and leverage while cutting. For getting a bolt cutter of your own or at a rent you should check the home improvement or tool rental shops in your area to get one that will fulfill your cutting requirements to perfection.
So, the next time you have to cut your wire shelves, use these options to get perfect cuts.