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    I'm doing a boiler / cooling tower job and I'm using 6" sec 40 black pipe and we do not do this a lot . we do use 3" and 4" a lot and i can cut this on my chop saw . but the 6" will not fit so has anyone used the Model 258 2-1/2"-8" Power Pipe Cutter . i may be able talk my boss into getting one so i need some feed back to see if it will be worth us getting one .

    thanks
    Charlie

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  • #2
    Re: pipe cutter

    no one with big pipes out there
    Charlie

    My seek the peek fundraiser page
    http://observatory.mountwashington.o...nal&fr_id=1040


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    new work pictures 12/09
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    • #3
      Re: pipe cutter

      Maybe you should also look into horizontal metal cutting bandsaws. One large enough won't come cheap but you can do soooo much more than just pipe cutting with it. Or, you might look for a good condition used and good size power hacksaw. Please don't think of it as a Sawzall. This is stationary machine from out of the past mostly. If you ever got to see one in opperation you would wonder why your boss didn't get a good one years ago. Take a look in your phone book for "York-Penn Machinery" and give them a call. I think you'll be in for quite a suprise if you go and look around and also talk to them about your needs. I haven't been there for some time and I sure hope they are still in business.

      The two pictures are of an antique power hacksaw. You would want a more modern one, but this will give you the idea. What I like best is that you don't have to worry about the band. Blades aren't that costly. You can saw pipe, rods and angle iron with ease.
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      • #4
        Re: pipe cutter

        Originally posted by HVAC HAWK View Post
        no one with big pipes out there
        You can cut it with a porta-band. It's not difficult to get a square cut and it actually does not take as long as you might think.

        Actually a Horz. Bandsaw is not a bad idea, it can be used to cut rod or unistrut and other materials. But if you don't have a need (or anticipate one) then you tossing money away. If this is a one time job maybe rent one or work out a deal with another trade for a few bucks to be able to use their saw when needed. Sparkys were the most likely to have this type of saw on a jobsite in my experience.
        Last edited by Bob D.; 09-11-2007, 08:31 PM.
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        • #5
          Re: pipe cutter

          Hawk,

          Largest I work with is 4",the porta-band works fine for that.Have not had any experience with the 6".

          Out here we have the option to run medium pressure gas and put the regulator at the equipment.This gives you the same C.F.P.H. with a greatly reduced pipe size.It does not sound like you guys can exercise this option where your at.

          Adam

          p.s.I am just throwing this out there,but since you said you use the chop saw,I would buy a stihl 14" quick saw if I had to do this project.That way I could use it in the future to cut concrete as well.IMHO

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          • #6
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            "Largest I work with is 4",the porta-band works fine for that.Have not had any experience with the 6"."

            It's tougher than 4" yes but it can be done. I wouldn't want to make a habit of it but I would persevere through a few cuts if a small job. Of course you could use a torch and dress it up with a grinder pretty quick. That's another option.
            How much pipe (footage) do you have to run?
            What's the process fluid?
            What pressures/temperatures are anticipated?
            What about using Vic joints?
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            • #7
              Re: pipe cutter

              HVAC

              What's the outside diameter of the pipe (largest) you need to cut? How about any fittings you may need to cut too? The ones you can't get off no matter what.....

              6 inch iron pipe and especially any fittings you may need to cut off isn't little stuff. A hand held band saw has a limit of about 4-1/2" diameter.

              I think Adam has the idea if that would even do it for you. Maybe rent one with a steel cutting wheel and give it a try, or better yet measure the OD of what you need to cut and take that with you to a good tool rental yard.

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              • #8
                Re: pipe cutter

                Ouch,I did it again.I was thinking only in MY plumbing box.

                Wasn't thinking of another trade maybe needing it for a LOT of sections cut for a product other than gas.

                Sorry

                Thanks for turning the light on for me BOB,I can see much better now

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                • #9
                  Re: pipe cutter

                  Originally posted by HVAC HAWK View Post
                  no one with big pipes out there
                  Not me,I don't live in Canada,I live in the USA.

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                  • #10
                    Re: pipe cutter

                    i ve cut 6" with a porta band. You can use a pipe wrap and mark all the way around the pipe with soap stone. You can cut and rotate pipe until your through all the way around

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                    • #11
                      Re: pipe cutter

                      are you threading or welding ?

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                      • #12
                        Re: pipe cutter

                        Originally posted by Bob D. View Post
                        "Largest I work with is 4",the porta-band works fine for that.Have not had any experience with the 6"."

                        It's tougher than 4" yes but it can be done. I wouldn't want to make a habit of it but I would persevere through a few cuts if a small job. Of course you could use a torch and dress it up with a grinder pretty quick. That's another option.
                        How much pipe (footage) do you have to run?
                        What's the process fluid?
                        What pressures/temperatures are anticipated?
                        What about using Vic joints?
                        How much pipe (footage) do you have to run? it is in a boiler room and I'm making a header for boilers and pumps .i will use about 60' but make a lot of cuts .

                        What's the process fluid? it is water for heat pumps with a cooling tower.

                        What pressures/temperatures are anticipated?it will only be about 100* and 20 pounds

                        What about using Vic joints?i would love to but we don't work with 6" much .it is 4" most of the time


                        we did a boiler with 6" black pipe but there were 4 cuts so we used a torch .we are using 6" sec 80 PVC out side the boiler room .
                        a porta -band will not cut straight threw the pipe ,you would have to keep turning the pipe . it may work and the same as a demo saw .

                        the out side dia is 6 1/2"

                        thanks for your ideas
                        Charlie

                        My seek the peek fundraiser page
                        http://observatory.mountwashington.o...nal&fr_id=1040


                        http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/conditions.php

                        new work pictures 12/09
                        http://public.fotki.com/hvachawk/

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                        • #13
                          Re: pipe cutter

                          Not sure of the maximum capacity but we have a Dewalt multi cutter DW872 at work that might fit your application. It's a 14" chop saw with a carbide tooth blade designed to cut metal. Cuts clean and fast.
                          Buy cheap, buy twice.

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                          • #14
                            Re: pipe cutter

                            the pipe cuter I'm looking at is over $ 2000
                            and the welder works for some big companies and they have them so i said to him to see if he can use one and let me use it
                            Charlie

                            My seek the peek fundraiser page
                            http://observatory.mountwashington.o...nal&fr_id=1040


                            http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/conditions.php

                            new work pictures 12/09
                            http://public.fotki.com/hvachawk/

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                            • #15
                              Re: pipe cutter

                              2,000 dollars? did you bid the job already? anyway you can work it into the contract? Don't forget about your reamer too
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