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Old 08-22-2006, 01:52 PM   #1
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Cutting rebar?


Will a large set of bolt-cutters cut #4 and #5 rebar easily?

Have a remodel foundation to do and would rather buy a tool than rent for nearly the same dough.

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Old 08-22-2006, 10:32 PM   #2
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A good set of bolt cutters, 36" or larger will cut up to #5 rebar, but cheap ones won't last long, and "easy" is a realtive term.

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Old 08-23-2006, 11:30 PM   #3
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Buy a diamond blade for your circular saw for about $15US.

It will cut through rebar like butter and save you a ton of money in bolt cutter purchases or rentals in the mean time...
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Old 08-24-2006, 02:00 AM   #4
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Thanks for the heads up!
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Old 08-24-2006, 07:09 AM   #5
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We use a standard cut off saw with an abrasive blade for cutting rebar. Same will work in a skil saw.
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Old 08-24-2006, 09:53 AM   #6
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"Buy a diamond blade for your circular saw"

Diamond blade for masonry or stone, but steel? I've always used abrasives.
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Old 08-24-2006, 06:54 PM   #7
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"Buy a diamond blade for your circular saw"

Diamond blade for masonry or stone, but steel? I've always used abrasives.
I cut rebar in concrete all the time when cutting holes. I also use my angle grinder with a diamond blade too. It works great.
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Old 08-24-2006, 09:26 PM   #8
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Well, you learn something everyday, huh? I'll have to check that out, tks.
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Diamonds will cut rebar 10X times faster than abrasive metal cutting blades at many times less the wear...

A single diamond blade can do the work of 5 abrasive blades in half the time.

No brainer.

Diamond blade on a circular saw.

Diamond is cheaper and faster.
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Old 08-26-2006, 03:09 AM   #10
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We use abrasives because we typically cut 5 to 15 bars, #3 or #4's at a time...takes all of 5 seconds in a 14 inch chop saw...if someone gets a heavy hand and blows a blade, $3 for the fix. We also have a dedicated rebar cutter bender that we rarely use.

Just another example of do what works for you.

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