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    does anyone know of a way to cut cast iron no-hub beside ratchet,chop saw, or scissor cutters for a fab shop

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    Re: production cutting no-hub pipe

    Hammer?

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    • #3
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      About the only option left is cold chisel and hammer. I've been trying the diamond coated blades on c/i and found it much better than fiber blades. Only tried this right angle grinder so far, never on a chop saw.
      Buy cheap, buy twice.

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      • #4
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        take c-4 and roll it up like a rope, wrap it around where you want the cut to be, make sure that the rope is no greater than say 1/2" diameter, dook up to detonator and fire in the hole!!!! Ben this wasnt G-17 was it? If so Ill remove it accordingly!

        Seriously production cutting I'd say chop saw or a Demo saw with an abrasive blade. Anything else isnt really production.

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        • #5
          Re: production cutting no-hub pipe

          Have you seen the snap machines made for your application?They're pricey.

          How much do you need to cut?

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          • #6
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            We use our large bandsaw for prefab cutting. Plumber starts the saw and goes to work on something else. Perfect square cuts with nice smooth edges.

            We put 1/2" thick rubber on the vice portion of the saw. Must be careful not to go crazy when clamping the pipe in the saw.

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            • #7
              Re: production cutting no-hub pipe

              Big tile saw with a diamond blade would work... I use a slightly smaller version of this and it works very well

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              • #8
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                Any experience with a "Cold Saw"?

                J.C.

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                • #9
                  Re: production cutting no-hub pipe

                  They cost as much Rick's diamond bladed chainsaw and then some...

                  At 44 RPM I bet they take a while to cut but I bet it is a very clean cut....
                  Last edited by OkieBill; 09-24-2008, 07:18 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Re: production cutting no-hub pipe

                    I've seen them cutting tubular steel like butter on TV. It was weirdly amazing to me. Makes me want one.

                    J.C.

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                    • #11
                      Re: production cutting no-hub pipe

                      I have been getting fantastic results with a chop saw and a wet dry diamond blade ( I cut without water).

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                      • #12
                        Re: production cutting no-hub pipe

                        electric concrete saw with a general pupose blade cuts the hel# outa it fast and clean.

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                        • #13
                          Re: production cutting no-hub pipe

                          used to have a "wheeler rex" automatic hydraulic snap cutter.

                          i'll see if i can find the link.

                          rick.

                          http://www.wheelerrex.com/catalog/Wh...Catalog_07.htm
                          Last edited by PLUMBER RICK; 09-24-2008, 10:55 PM. Reason: link
                          phoebe it is

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                          • #14
                            Re: production cutting no-hub pipe

                            thanks all. I really like the c-4 idea but it could get messy instead I've got my tool guy working on a diamond blade and a demo from wheeler-rex. company I work for is buying a 4 axis plasma cutter for the fitters so maybe they'll spend a couple a bucks for their plumbers

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                            • #15
                              Re: production cutting no-hub pipe

                              I have to agree with the others as well Chop saw is prolly the fastest if you ask me,

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