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Old 10-01-2019, 02:16 PM
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I saw one of these mentioned earlier on the forum... https://www.eastwood.com/eastwood-mini-metal-saw.html Looks like it would be perfect for something like this.
Pretty expensive tool to cut a drum in half!

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Old 10-01-2019, 02:46 PM
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Pretty expensive tool to cut a drum in half!

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If I were to buy one it would get used for more than that. Looks like it would beat the pants off any cut-off wheel/die grinder which is all I have ever had to work with up to this point other than a sawzall to cut metal.

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Old 10-01-2019, 07:54 PM
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I bought one of these years ago and works great. I never ran it down a straight edge but can't see why you couldn't. Jim
https://www.harborfreight.com/power-...ers-61680.html

That looks like a great idea. Cutters that have spinning cut off wheels scare the heck out of me. I can always see them exploding in my face !

Years ago, I had a 12 inch chop saw with a cutting blade on it. One day I turned it on, bent down to pick up something from under the bench, and the blade exploded into shrapnel, some of it embedding in the ceiling ! If I had been standing up, it would have taken my head off.

Dan cuts everything with one of those cut off wheels, he is good at it and takes his time, but I stay away from using one.
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Old 10-01-2019, 08:16 PM
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I have had good luck with a jig saw and metal cutting blade. It is steadier than a disc grinder.
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Old 10-06-2019, 11:59 PM
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I don't do it often but sometimes it's the best way I can figure. I have a circular saw aka skill saw that's old enough that the body of it is made of some sort of metal. I put about a 7" abrasive blade in it and run it just like I'm ripping a piece of plywood. It works great! Thinking about your barrel project, I think it would probably work well. It's relatively easy to get a nice straight cut, especially if you set up some sort of fence to run the saw along. Where ear protection for sure.
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Old 10-07-2019, 03:49 AM
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Thanks for all the suggestions! I have the barrel sanded down to bare metal and the rest of the metal for the project ordered...going to have to make a decision soon and take the plunge.
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Old 10-11-2019, 01:54 PM
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Mission accomplished and I did'nt blow myself up lol! After playing with the plasma cutter I determined that method was not going to give me the desired edge I needed. I went ahead and bought one of those Eastwood mini-metal saws...more than worth the investment. No way I could have done as clean a job with a grinder/cut-off wheel. Wish I have had one of these saws years ago.
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