I need to dispose of a treadmill that is mostly composed of hollow
steel pipes and channels, mostly welded together. The recyclers
don't want a treadmill in it's assembled state plus it's very
difficult to move at the moment.
To cut it up, I'm thinking of renting a reciprocating saw, similar to
the ones used by plumbers to cut steel pipes.
Alternatively, I could use a welding torch, but I have no experience
with welding, plus I would have to rent or buy the equipment.
Anyone have any recommendations for a good power saw or perhaps some
other method for doing this?
This may be way too obvious, but have you tried giving it away - they
haul? An adv. in the paper would be cheaper than renting a saw or torch
set and spending several frustrating hours trying to cut it up, followed
by hauling to the recycelr for a few bucks.
You could try to donate it.
If not, I suggest a circular saw with a cut-off wheel.
I've used both when disposing of a large amount of heavy galvanized pipe and
rebar, and the circular saw is much quicker and cheaper.
I went through quite a few blades with the reciprocating saw, but only one
cut-off wheel, and the wheel was 1/3 the price.
Make sure you haul the thing outside, whatever you do.
On Wed, 22 Jun 2005 22:30:23 GMT, in alt.home.repair RE: Best Power
Saw for Cutting Steel? not firstname.lastname@example.org (Beachcomber) wrote:
Do you have a circular power saw? If so you can get a metal cutting
blade for it for a few dollars. They're black without teeth on them.
They look like masonry blades. I've used such a setup many times to
cut light metal and rebar.
To reply to me directly, remove the CLUTTER from my email address.
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