I am planning to make a UDS and the drums I have (4 of them) are from a bakery. They have had canola oil in some and molasses in the other. The question that I have is they are not a removable lid, they are a close lid. How do I grind the lid off so that I can reuse the lid for my UDS? What grinder do I use? Do I use a standard grinder, a drimmel, I just don't know. Any suggestions would be great. Thanks.
grinding the lid on my 55 gallon drum
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Use a thin cut off wheel on a grinder. Think about cutting the drum 1" below the end. Then maybe expand the 1" lip outward so it overlaps the drum or expand the sides outward so the lid fits inside the drum walls. This can be accomplished with two hammers using one for support. It will take time and may be a solution to consider.