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Old 08-28-2008, 09:41 AM   #1
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Chop Saw or ?

Looking for a good tool to cut 1/2" rebar. Thanks. (cheap would be nice ).


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Old 08-28-2008, 10:06 AM   #2
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Chop saw will work...and if you have other things you can use it for later on, sure pull the trigger and get one.

Cheap? Bolt cutter. Not easy though, and don't try to skimp and get the shorter need all the leverage you can get.

If you have a lot to do...check your local rental shop they may have have a cutter/bender that should be fairly inexpensive. Amazon also has a couple of options.


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I use a pneumatic die grinder with a 3" metal cut-off wheel.
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Old 08-28-2008, 12:56 PM   #4
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metal cutting

if I understand correctly, this is talking about metal cutting....

I have cut metals with many method before....

the one I like most is those metal cutting band saw.... if you can find a cheap one from WalM and have room to store this heavy monster..... it is the best and I broke mine by forgetting to refill lubricating oil...
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i use a hacksaw myself..... lol

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For DIYer purposes, an angle grinder and an abrasive metal disk is hard to beat.
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Old 08-30-2008, 11:42 AM   #7
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When I worked with concrete we used a chop saw to cut rebar with. They arent the cheapest though, but you could probably find a good deal on a used one.

They rent for about $80 a day
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Old 09-15-2008, 08:23 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by jrepp View Post
Looking for a good tool to cut 1/2" rebar. Thanks. (cheap would be nice ).
I bought a HD clearanced Milwaukee 14" chop saw a few years ago and no longer use a hack saw for angle iron, rebar, or steel plates etc. The blades are pretty inexpensive $5-6 and are available for both steel or masonary work. Chop saws new or reconditioned shouldn't cost too much but I would rent if you don't plan to use it very often. I spent $90 on the saw and if the tool rental is high I would consider the Ryobi 14" model. There will be a lot of sparks when cutting metal so be careful where you cut and consider gloves/eye protection.


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