Working on more cracked cast iron the other day in the 42 year old buildings. I swore that I would buy the 226 snap cutter and stop wasting so much time and energy cutting these cast pipes with the expensive diamond coated blades and Milwaukee sawzall. By the way, after finishing a piece of 4", the end of the sawzall was so hot you could barely hold it.(Great tool, but I feel like I might be burning it up). My question to you is this... Would it be wise to try to cut old cast with a snap cutter since the pipes are cracking open(lenghtwise) already? I'm just worried that I'll go to cut a pipe and produce a crack in the pipe that will create a whole new repair.. These are not new, healthy pieces of cast, but heavily rusted 40 year old pipes that seem to crack if you look at them wrong. I love new tools, but before I pull the trigger on this one, I'd appreciate hearing from guys with more experience with cast than I have.
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