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Anybody know what cuts cable really well?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 88MudBeast, Apr 10, 2001.

  1. 88MudBeast

    88MudBeast Registered Member

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    What cuts cable well, besides the obvious hack saw, which is slow and monotonous.
    Thanks
    Big Jake
     
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    bandit 1/2 ton status

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    Bolt cutters torch works the best becouse it kinda melts the end together helps hold the cable end together ive found

    Bandit
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    Plasma cutter...or a one of those cutting wheels($4) you slap on the end of your drill.

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    I cut alot of stainless braided hose...prob. the tuffest thing to cut clean...what i do is wrap tape around the piece and cut it with a cut-off wheel. I would imagine that it would work on cable too.
     
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    .44 mag...lol better be a good aim!
    Blow torch would work just fine.
    I use my dremel alot to...works good


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    Yeah, as others have said, I've used everything from a set of leveraged shears (similar to bolt cutters) to cut-off wheels, oxy/ac torch, tape/hacksaw,... Whatever is handy. Tape/hacksaw is probably the hardest and most trouble. Shears and cut-off make the neatest cut. Torch is fastest if you don't have a shear but it has never done much for me as far as melting the ends together. The oxy part of oxy/ac along with the blowing pressure sort of inhibits that...

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    I second the plasma cutter... but not every one has one of those....

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    Hey all
    The last shop I was at had a plasma cutter.
    It was a smaller one but it would slice 1" steel like butter.
    It was realy handy trimming stainless steel fenders too.
    As for cable the torch works for me. But if I want it to look nice , I'll put some heat shrink on and slice it off with a cutt-off wheel.
    Works good for nylon rope too.
    See ya

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    If none of those things work you could run over the cable with a plow. I work at an airport and we have these cables strung along the ground. They are used to tie down airplanes for the night. Anyways, it snowed one night and I drove right through two of them while plowing the ramp. It cost something like $350 to get them replaced ... oops! [​IMG]

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    What kind of cable. I would just use the old grinder, why bother firing up the torch.
     

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