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Best Tool for Cutting Fenders

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by lak2004, Feb 24, 2007.

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Best tool to cut fenders?

  1. Air Saw

    7 vote(s)
    20.0%
  2. Grinder

    16 vote(s)
    45.7%
  3. Sawzall

    6 vote(s)
    17.1%
  4. Nekkid with a razor blade

    3 vote(s)
    8.6%
  5. Other

    3 vote(s)
    8.6%
  1. lak2004

    lak2004 1/2 ton status

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    Ok so I own an air saw and a Makita 4" grinder, would those be ok to cut my fenders with or should I get a SAWZALL? I am only cutting enough to clear 37's for now with a 6" lift.
     
  2. dhcomp

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    Sawzall is about the last thing you want to use, it will vibrate the hell out of the panel, bend it, and make a ****ty cut. It will look like you did it wiht your eyes closed.

    As for what to use, i can't make any reccomendations.....wait for experienced ppl to post up. Either of those should work though, air saw with a really fine blade.
     
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    I've always used a sawzall and never had any problems.An air saw would work good on areas that are not double layered.
     
  4. Citizen Rider

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    Cut off wheel on a grinder is the cleanest and easiest imo. Got to work hard on the bottom lip of the fender, but nothing a little time and patience cant get through.

    6" 38's
    [​IMG]
     
  5. cbbr

    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Yep, use a grinder. It will eat cutoff blades so get a few.
     
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    Yep, X3
     
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    Sawzall all the way. i didn't have any of the above issues. Mine turned out great, if I do say so my-self.
     
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    I used an air powered cut off wheel and it worked great. I'm sure a grinder with a cut off blade would work too, just maybe a little more cumbersome.
     
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    cut off wheel on a grinder. the way the wheel is in relationship to the tool makes it easier to handle then an air powered cut off tool.

    But if you had a plasma and skill that would be the way to do it.
     
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    x4:D
     
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    want a laugh??? i used a circelar saw with masonary blades.:haha: :haha: :haha: fast as hell.it was all i had and it was to cut the rear fenders shorter.:laugh:
     
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    Air body saw.

    They are easy to cut with.
    You can actually cut a straight line.
    No heat buildup to melt what's left of the paint.
    Cutting sheet metal is what they are made for.

    [​IMG]
     
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    those look sweet dpi, i like the finished look with the new trim!
     
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    Where is the chainsaw option. In a pinch, a hacksaw and a pair of pliers will get you by.
     
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    I used tin snips once when I was in a real bind(too big a tire, no more cash and new to an area). This was on my old Isuzu P'up though.
     
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    I used an air cut off tool. Very nice and smooth. Use a template and sharpie marker and then cut on the line.
     
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    Cool sounds like I will be using my reciprocating air saw. But it wont be for a few more months.
     

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