Just get back from a round-the-world cruise, Steve?
I posted my query a week ago. :-)
Desperation overtook me and I bought a bolt cutter at Lowe's.
I misstated it as an HK Porter bolt cutter because I had been reading up on
But, it's a Task Force 18-inch Bolt Cutter.
It came with a little key chain on the end of one handle with a little
The back of the tag says "You should never have a prlblem with your Task
Force tools. However, if you do, just return it to the place of purchase
for a free replacement, no questions asked."
I thought that was pretty cool.
I've made 14 cuts so far and each cut of the EHS has been as smooth as the
Not bad for $20.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
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> Sent: Monday, December 11, 2006 4:14 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Cutting 3/16" EHS...
> In a message dated 12/3/2006 6:54:32 A.M. Pacific Standard
> Time, 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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