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Old 08-03-2011, 08:36 AM   #16
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hacksaw/knife is how a pro would do it,...
In-place?

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The best way, IMO, would be to pull it off and use a bandsaw. Since that's probably not feasible, ....
Don't have a bandsaw. I do have a couple stationary tools on The List, but that isn't one of them.

Besides: I'm trying to see if I can find a way to do that part without removing the piece. It's not a big deal if I have to, but it'd be neat if I didn't.

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A bi-directional power tool (like an oscillating blade) will likely just rattle around on a job like this.
Yeah, that's what Broughton suggested might happen.

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You need a blade that you can control the direction of the cut, and keep the the workpiece stable. A circ saw would make a nice cut, but you'd need to be very proficient at it to use it in this situation.
That's why I'm thinking the cut-off attachment and blade for my RotoZip. High-speed and should be very controllable. But it won't work for the downspout I don't want to remove--unless I remove it.

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With all the other stuff a Multimaster cuts so well, I think a fine blade will work well in this application, ( but I am going to test mine out on a piece and find out.)
There we go! While I appreciate all the other answers, insights and solutions, I'm still left wondering: Tho it may be overkill for this application: Would it work? Would it work well?

If nothing else: I think it would be interesting to know the answer to that question.

Thanks.

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Old 08-03-2011, 08:47 AM   #17
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IMO: taking it down and cutting with a hacksaw will be the quick, easy, neat way to do it. You could leave it in place and cut it if you remove a strap or two and stick a piece of 2x4 between the house and downspout to give yourself some room to work, but if it's a 10' length I'd just take it down, cut it and toss it back up
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oh ..i get it.....yes you defiantly need a new tool for thisdon't try it unless you have a new multi master with all the blades....this work for ya?
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.yes you defiantly need a new tool for this
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oh ..i get it.....yes you defiantly need a new tool for thisdon't try it unless you have a new multi master with all the blades....this work for ya?
LOL! In the professional and recreational tree-climbing world it's called "gear lust." Mea culpa: I have gear lust, regardless the endeavor. But... ever since I spent a buncha money on the fine woodworking hobby, only to find: 1. I don't have the patience for fine woodworking and 2. Cast iron tools and unheated (or unevenly heated) garages are not a good mix, I'm a bit more circumspect on how I satiate my gear lust .

So, yeah, you're partially correct and partially not: If a MT will do the job neatly, cleanly and conveniently: I'll go that route, even if it can be done with the tools on-hand, if it can save me time & effort. I'll do that because I know I'll find other uses for the MT. (Such as the duplex outlet that needs to be a quad.) But if it's an ineffective solution: I need another tool gathering dust (like that really nice, high-end, micro-adjust plunge router I never used) like I need another hole in the head.
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then how about this,undo the lower leader bracket and cut the darn thing with a hacksaw and put it back together
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then how about this,undo the lower leader bracket and cut the darn thing with a hacksaw and put it back together
Likely as not I'll end up doing that or something similar to it. But I'll await Rehabber's results before doing anything.

This little project has been awaiting my attention for a while. A few more days won't make any difference
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