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
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.
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