That's the concern I would have about using a circular saw and abrasive
blades to cut tower legs that are under compression. Cutting legs under
tension would theoretically be safer, except that as soon as you cut a
leg it could quickly change from tension to compression. I've cut LOTS
of steel with abrasive blades and never had one shatter, but it seems to
me that the chances of binding or chipping a blade badly enough to have
it turn into shrapnel might be pretty large while trying to cut a tower
that had fallen over.
On 7/31/2010 7:31 PM, Brahmangou@aol.com wrote:
> A reciprocating saw like a Saw-z-All would be the proper tool. One thing to
> keep in mind, the twisted legs are under tension and can be dangerous.
> When you cut through the leg, it can spring back much faster and harder than
> one wound suspect.
> Marty AB5GU
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