Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 88MudBeast, Apr 10, 2001.
What cuts cable well, besides the obvious hack saw, which is slow and monotonous.
Bolt cutters torch works the best becouse it kinda melts the end together helps hold the cable end together ive found
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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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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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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.
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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!
What kind of cable. I would just use the old grinder, why bother firing up the torch.
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