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I want to shorten and turn the tips down on my stainless steel side pipes.
I have a local welding shop, but I want to cut them myself.
Stainless can be tough to cut.
What is the best cutting tool for stainless steel?
 

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Bill, just get a 10" metal cutting abrasive wheel, and use it on a miter saw. It will make a perfectly straight cut like butter. ;)

Brian
 

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Bill,

I used this to notch my pistons in my 392W. Should work fine on your pipes. They call it "Debbie"

BTW... Feb vacation.. 19th-23rd. Sounds good 2 me.

 

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I say use a cut off wheel... or if your got a chop saw, use that... porta band would work, but you will most likly go through a couple blades, and not get a very straight cut.
tim
 

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Todd. That's freakin' hilarious :D

I guess that will follow Bill for a very long time.......
 

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stainless is best when it is cut slow, cutoff blades will create a lot of heat but if you're welding them back on I guess it doesn't matter you'll have to polish the burn marks anyway, just my .02 cents, charlie
 

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Bill,
Had to make a bunch of cuts on mine recently doing up my custom exhaust. I used a 4" hose clamp to guide a cut off wheel with good results. In some cases I sped up the process by making a groove the whole way around with the cut off wheel and then used a sawzall to finish the cut using the groove as a guide. But I did go through a couple of blades and cut off wheels doing it.

Cheers, Rod
 
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