At 04:11 PM 7/22/2002 -0700, you wrote:
>All of this talk about cutting plate got me thinking about a 20 foot steel
>thick wall 2" OD antenna mast that I have in the garage. I need to cut it
>down to two10's. The guy at the hardware store suggested that I rent a "chop
>saw." Is this the best way to do it?
Probably the best way to do it. Just use a "chop" saw or cutoff saw--
same thing--with a steel cutting (abrasive) blade. Lots of sparks--but
harmless. (Although I wouldn't do it outdoors in any states with forest fires
I cut up about thirty 20 ft pieces of 1" solid steel bar into 10 ft guy
rods in a
very short period of time. Blows right through the stuff. Does leave a minor
bit of burr--but easy to clean up.