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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ryan22re, Dec 30, 2005.
whats your tool of choice for trimming fenders?
im thinking sawzall/cut off wheel
Depends on how far your trimming . Mine are down to the inner femder , used a grinder with a cut off wheel . Did my fenders and quarters for the bumpers to fit with a grinder too .
a big angle grinder or a small air powered one?
i plan on cutting alot.
ive got a sawzall, but its battery powered, and the battery is about dead after about 30 seconds of cutting.
im thinking of picking up a 4 1/2 angle grinder and a corded sawzall. maybe borrow a compressor so i can use my little cut off wheel for the corners.
I would use a small electric grinder, with a 4 1/2" thin cut off disk, but a few and go to town you will have better controll with it.
if you have a die grinder you cold use cut off disks with it but then your getting a little small i dont know if it would be practical
I used a plasma cutter
man, that would be nice....
I also vote for the 4 1/2" cutoff wheel on a grinder. Use it to trim away the outer sheetmetal and then a sawzall for the inner steel. I love my cutoff wheel!
Everything you have. HF has sales on sawsalls all the time. I had to use a die grinder on most of mine because of the EXO getting in the way.
You should use this. It would be very nimble, light and easy to use. Of course I would take off the concrete blade.
I've heard of sheetmetal concious people using jigsaws with metal blades for a cleaner cut.
Air nibbler for sheetmetal. For the edges or double-thick bits you gotta use a Sawzall (sorry, a "reciprocating saw" )
I also got an air mini-sawzall, which is very handy for fiddly bits:
Note neither is terribly expensive... certainly not as much as a good recipro saw. I got one of the HF $20 ones once ... they suck.
my favorite three are the
2. wizzer (or air powered cutoff wheel)
3. angle grinder with the sheild taken off and a 5inch cutoff disk installed
i borrowed a buddy's sawzall (a real milwaukee) and an angle grinder. picked up some blades and some cutoff wheels at home depot.
would like to start cutting now, but i gotta cook dinner...
*edit* i guess ill have to cut it by the glow of the christmas lights
Until you jam the damn blade , and break your guide off
Sticking to my cheapo HF orange 4 inch grinder
I use a 4.5" angle grinder. I like it better than the sawzall. It amazes me how much cutting sheet metal can eat the blades.
definately an air nibbler, it cuts sheetmetal like butter, and then finish of the thicker stuff with a cut-off wheel and a sawz-all if you have to.
I prefer to use an air powered die grinder when cutting body parts. It gives a lot of control and makes nice clean cuts.
well the grinder i borrowed wouldnt take the cutoff wheels i wanted to use so i went and bought a new one.
Two Oaks and a Pine
All them tools sound like trouble and expensive. I used a couple of trees, talk about MAJOR clearence now!!
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