Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Lakes Region, NH
you can use the sawzall, get yourself some good metal cutting blades though. i use milwaukee "the torch" blades, they work very well. as stated, can't use the chop saw. they spin too fast for cutting metal. harbour freight, northern tool or tractor supply co. have inexpensive metal cutting chop saws. the only bad thing about those is, they don't make a very clean cut. you usually have to do some extra grinding on the cut pieces to clean them up enough for them to fit together. they do work well though.. last year i picked up a jet horizontal/vertical bandsaw. since then, i don't think i've used my chop at all. much cleaner cuts and it's a little faster. 4.5" grinders are mandatory equipment i'd say. get 2 of em. one for a cutting wheel, and one for a flap disc etc. for grinding. it'll save you from having to switch back and forth between a cutting wheel and a flap disc. they're cheap enough.. look around on craigslist too. i see dewalts, makita, milwaukee etc. grinders all the time on there for 20-40 bucks.
oh, and get a full face shield. mine has saved me from exploding disks and debris more times than i can count. good, heavy duty welding gloves are a must too. and some good safety glasses. ear plugs are always good too for cutting and grinding.
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