Ditto on the hand grinder. I have a Dewalt with the 4.5
inch discs. Clean and easy cuts every time. Hard to say
how many cuts you would get with one wheel because once
you have it you will use it for other things too.
On Mon, 11 Dec 2006 17:14:21 EST
> In a message dated 12/3/2006 6:54:32 A.M. Pacific
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
>> Since I had never really cut EHS before (the tower came
>> with the house), I
> checked the TT archives and saw references to metal
> cutting grinding wheels
> and bolt cutters.
>> I went over to the local Lowe's this morning and
>>cringed at the grinding
> wheels....just doesn't seem to be a safe or sane way to
>cut metal to
> me.....Are they really effective at cutting EHS? How
>many cuts can you make
> off of one 7" wheel?
> A better option is to use a 4.5" hand-grinder. I
> couldn't do any tower
> work without one. Get the thinnest cutting blades and
> they'll cut thru EHS in
> a couple of seconds. Obviously all safety precautions
> should be used.
> I used to use the 7" aggregate cutting blade on my
>Skil saw but it was
> pretty cumbersome. The little hand-grinder is the only
> way to go!
> Steve K7LXC
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