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what do you cut metal with?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Brian85gmc, Sep 12, 2002.

  1. Brian85gmc

    Brian85gmc Registered Member

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    What do you guys normally cut your metals with when your fabbing bumpers and sliders etc.?
     
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    yeild2me 1/2 ton status

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    Welcome,,,,,I am sure you will find CK5.com as the best Blazer/chevy/gmctruck board there is.

    anyways, since I am a Po baztud, I use my 18v DeWalt cordless Saw-zall for just about everything.

    Keep wheeling with the 10 bolt and you will see the problem (not that my Dana 44 is any better /forums/images/icons/blush.gif )

    rob
     
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    blk87K5 1/2 ton status

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    Everything from a cut off saw to a plasma cutter.
     
  4. jeffro

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    When I started out I used a cutting torch. Then I got a 14" chop saw and started working with a lot of 2" square tubing. Now I have a plazma cutter.
     
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    I generally use my Milwakee Sawz-all or an air-powered die grinder.... A plasma cutter is nice when my friend lets me use his shop...

    Chris
     
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    yunit 1/2 ton status

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    Chop saw, air recipricating saw, sawzall, plasma cutter (soon), and a bandsaw; whenever I get a new pully for it. I just made these today for BABLAZER73's rear disc brackets with the chop saw. [​IMG]
     
  7. Grim-Reaper

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    For big suff like sheet and plate I use a Black and decker Radial saw with a cut off wheel. It's slow but I can get a good straight cut. Works better than you would think with a good abrasive wheel. I had to cut a slot in my 1/4 plate bumper for my roller fairly last week. I was done in about 30 minutes.
    Anything up to about 5-6 inches I use a chop shaw and a little my Makita reciricating (sawszall type of deal) .
     
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    i use a jigsaw with a metal cutting blade.but i only cut up sheetmetal so i havent got a need for anythink heavier yet.
     
  9. BadDog

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    Horiz/Vert Band saw, chop saw, vari-speed sawz-all, 3" cut-off, air shear.
     
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    air nibblers, 3 inch cut off, grinder, and var speed sawzall
    teeth in some instances. at work i use flat sheers.
    grant
     
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    I'm ashamed at you guys. (Taking the easy way out)
    I cut my rusted bolts with a hacksaw, and cut sheemetal with a shears. Nothing beats manual labor.

    (Dang, someone get me a plasma cutter, please - I hate hacksaws.)
     
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    Blue tip wrench for the heavy stuff. Cut off wheel, chop saw, or Sawz All for light stuff.

    John
     
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    what everys handy, i like my grinder with 6 inch cutoff wheels, just watch your fingers though. seen a blue/white jimmy off cherry hill? you? nice to see some other detroit are peeps on here. /forums/images/icons/blush.gif
     
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    Sawzall, fire, hacksaw, die grinder, and whatever else I can manage to get to cut... I don't do very much metal work as of yet though. I've made some go-karts and some brackets, but nothing big.
     
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    Sawzall, grinder, hacksaw, tin-snips, air chisel, cut-off wheel, and a welder with the power turned up to 190 or 200. That gets rid of rods FAST!
     

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