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Cutting Sheetmetal

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Snowbound, Mar 29, 2002.

  1. Snowbound

    Snowbound Registered Member

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    Leaving Korea soon. The wife bought me a Sawzall. Are there any special metal blades I need to buy I want to cut the rear quarter panels behind the tires.
     
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    Metal cutting ones, fine tooth count.
     
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    I agree, the blades I have used to trim fenders with are nothing out of the ordinary, just fine tooth metal blades.
     
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    24 teeth per inch
     
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    a cut-off wheel works better. the sawzall makes the metal vibrate and taco. Check the link below for pis on what i did with the cut off wheel
     
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    I agree zakk, Cut-off wheel is much more controlled and looks much nicer when done. If you're careful with a sawzall, it'll work too and it's faster.
     
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    cutoff wheels take too long. Just rip it off with a sawzall. You might try out the new sawzall blades, can't remember what they're called but the guys on POR say they last a lot longer.
     
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    this is muddysub, i used a 4" die grinder to start the cut and finished it with a sawsall, the metal was fine go to the members rides and look at my fender cutting pics. i didn't hack a lot out but mine are purty!
     
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    if you are removing just a little use your metal blade on your sawsall(or for a lot). a die grinder works well to. and so does a saber saw.
    Grant
     
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    or a plasma cutter bwahahaha
     
  11. Seventy4Blazer

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    that would be nice, but i dont have one.
    grant
     
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    Thanks for the info can't wait to start cutting the neighbors on base wiil love the sound.
     
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    Some of the best blades I've used are "The Torch" blades from Milwuakee. They last a long time and cut like a knife through butter. Get the really fine ones like everyone else said, 18 tpi at the very least. Another great tool is an air powered sawzall. They don't have nearly as much power as the electric ones so they're very easy to control with one hand or in cramped spots where a regular sawzall won't fit.
     
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    Torch...yeah that's what i was thinking of. Nice blades.

    Btw, a jigsaw works ok too on sheetmetal. I did a lot of my bob with a jigsaw
     

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