Metal cutters "HELP"

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by exhaustedspark, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. I have 2 water pressure tanks. Both are 22 in. across.

    I tried to cut the small one using a Sawzall however i do not like the cut line.


    Not even enough.  What would you recommend for cutting. I am thinking of taking it to a welding shop and having them use a cutting torch or large band saw or etc etc????????

    I hope to turn them in to something like the Weber smokers. One short for grilling and one tall for Smoking.

    Karl
     
  2. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    A cutting torch probably will give you a jagged edge also. The band saw will work if it's big enough. I would for a metal fab shop instead, they would probably have the right equipment. 
     
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2011
  3. I will start calling around.

    Tnx

    Karl
     
  4. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If you have a 4--4 1/2" grinder, there are thin cut-off wheels made for them ??
     
  5. Do they make a cut off wheel that would fit on a Skill saw??

    Karl
     
     
  6. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yes they do. Stop by your local welding supply. They have LOTS of neat stuff.

    I think when using a skill saw, I think you have to pull the saw toward you when cutting metal. NOT sure. Talk to the guys a the shop to get the true skinny.
     
  7. If you have a Harbor Freight store nearby, they sell cutoff discs to fit skillsaws. Works pretty good, but louder than hell. Wear ear and eye protection, and long sleeves, the sparks are murder. Push it through the metal just like wood. You have to go slow, but will get the job done. Good luck.
     

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