If you have AC power within reach, go with the angle grinder with a cut
off wheel, it will have 100 times the torque of an air powered one from
harbor freight and will cut through the lock like butter.
On Sat, 26 Nov 2011 16:07:31 -0500, "Robert Green"
Air tools are smaller and lighter than electric tools. The power is
back at the compressor. You do need air where you want to use them
tho. I have air chucks all over the place and lots of hose.
One good thing if you are working around the water. Nobody got
electrocuted with an air tool.
That makes sense. I suppose if you've got air compressors in the shop to
begin with, they aren't much of a hassle. It probably makes a real
difference in tools that you have to hold all day, like roofing nailers,
because they are lighter.
Agreed. Now, just the minimal auto repair requires the 3/8 air ratchet.
And I would say cuts the work time in half. After you use a nailer or brad
gun, one suddenly develops an allergy to them. What you can do in one
fraction of one second with a nailer, and do it accurately is a drop of the
Yup, the first time you put up trim with a finish nailer you will
never use a hammer again.
Roofing your garage suddenly becomes a morning job, not all day misery
when you buy a roof gun.
A framing gun makes all of those tricky toe nailing tricks a piece of
The 45 year old CP impact and Snap-on air ratchet both came in handy
removing the battery bracket on the PT cruiser to get at the
transmission oil leak this morning. There is NOTHING that is easy to
reach, much less remove, under the hood of a PT.
Alas, I have no cutting torch. Even if I did, this particular lock is
fitted around the end coupling of a Craftsmen rubber hose that's been out
front for 20 years. Ever since TWO hoses got ripped off in a row from my
house (I used to travel a lot and while the house was alarmed, the hose was
not) I used two locks to secure it. One's a padlock, the other a cable lock
and both secure the hose to the faucet and the hose has not grown legs
since. Now the time has come for a replacement hose and if I damage it I
suspect Sears might welch on their guarantee. You'd have to be a real pro
to cut this lock with a torch without damaging the hose that fills nearly
the entire inside of the shackle ring. I might even damage it with a
Probably too late and it isn't what you want to hear.
I know about that angle grinder that is calling your name, I
have had the same sort of thing happen to me.
But, the bolt cutter will probably work. If it won't cut
the lock then you can always cut the hasp it is locked
through, then replace the hasp.
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