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Can I cut this with a reciprocationg saw???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BlueOx, Sep 17, 2002.

  1. BlueOx

    BlueOx 1/2 ton status

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    I need to cut off the shock mounts on my axle but, what should I use. I know most will tell me to use a torch but I dont have one. What I do have is a 4.5 inch grinder and a reciprocating saw. Do you think the saw will cut the metal shock mount so I can grind it or is it to thick?

    Charles
     
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    It's probably too thick. It wouldn't hurt to try though. You will just burn through a few (dozen) blades.
     
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    I just tangled with this chore yesterday...5" angle grinder and a BFH did the trick for me.
     
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    i dunno man, i was able to cut the tube part of a reciver hitch apart and peel it apart like a banna to get the recever part out of my old hitch, because it was rusted to [censored], and the part rusted in there, but yea i toasted a few blades, but i got it done. only in a craftsman\sears. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
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    <font color="green"> I cut my shock mounts off with a Sawzall and a 4.5" angle grinder. Only 2 blades on the sawzall, and that's just because they bound up and bent. Get a cutoff wheel for the grinder, it'll make it go alot easier. </font color>
     
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    Yep, cut-off wheel for the grinder would be the easiest way.
     
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    Second the grinding wheel method. I helped install a lift on a Heep the other weekend used the smoke wrench on the spring eye bolts first. Got to the side with gas lines and decided that a 8" grinding wheel fit perfect. Only takes about 2 min. a side.
     
  8. BlueOx

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    Well, grinder with the cut-off wheel is the winner.

    Thanks
    Charles
     
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    Plasma cutter will be the faster, better and cleaner method. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
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    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    Plasma cutter will be the faster, better and cleaner method.



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    that costs money though
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif
     
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    Ohhh mighty nice of you to loan your plasma cutter out /forums/images/icons/smile.gif Ship it over her to me would ya? LOL
     
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    Got an address and will you pay for the shipping? /forums/images/icons/shocked.gif /forums/images/icons/grin.gif /forums/images/icons/grin.gif /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    I'll take you up on that. Sure, I'll pay the shipping. Just send it shipping COD and I'll cover it when it gets here. I'll send it back "when I'm done". /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     
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    100% mark-up fee on any COD charges! /forums/images/icons/wink.gif /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    Hmmm, might still be a good steal, er, I mean deal. What kind of unit will I be getting? Oh sorry, I mean, "What kind of unit do you have? And I should be done with it around November or so............ of 2015... /forums/images/icons/smirk.gif
     
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    My local building supply rents out Plasma cutters - $50 for a week!
     
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    Hay that's not a bad deal! On a big project it would be worth that!
     
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    I'll send it back "when I'm done".

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    BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Hey, you must follow the tool borrowing principles of my buddies. /forums/images/icons/crazy.gif /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     

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