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Re: [Shop-talk] cutting exhaust pipe

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Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] cutting exhaust pipe
From: Jim Stone <>
Date: Fri, 17 Dec 2010 20:28:28 -0600
Its not as much fun as a sawzall, but I recently used Advance Auto's tool loan
program to 'borrow' a kit that included a chain cutter
Exhaust-Set-%284-Piece%29-Alltrade-Tools_9150002-P_N3494_T|GRP2083____).   The
cutter did a perfect job of cutting straight and only needed a few degrees of
back and forth movement to cut through both stainless and steel pipe.  It is a
little more work than using power tools, but also idiot proof enough that I
will go that route again the next time I need to cut pipe while still on the

> Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] cutting exhaust pipe
> I think I'll go with the sawzall.  I may drop the pipe first, strap
> it down and support it, then cut.  That way I'll have more room.
> Removing the pipe without cutting requires dropping the rear suspension
> subframe, and I don't want to do that.  Actually its not dropping it
> that bothers me, it's getting it back on.
> If I need the stock pipe again I can get it welded up (with flanges).
> The plasma cutter would be cool but I'd have to hide it
> from my wife... she tends to start demolition before there is a
> plan for reconstruction.  She's already forbidden from using
> the sawzall without supervision.
> Eric
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