I've got some concrete steps (front of house) where we cut out a iron
hand rail from one side using a sawzall'ish tool.
We're left with small 'nubs' sticking up from the step with the
mounting bracket (a small square of iron with bolts into the concrete
that the uprights were apparently welded onto).
The bolts and the square brackets seem to have welding rod or some
strong glue coating each of them.
We are planning on replacing the concrete steps in the future when we
can afford to do that, but in the meantime, I want to get rid of the
nubs which are a tripping hazard.
I'm thinking of using the multitool to cut the nub off, or perhaps
cutting the nuts off the of the bolts holding down the square pieces
to the step.
The only blades I've seen though are for use on non-ferrous metals.
Like trying to cut a tree down with an exacto knife. Go to HF and pay 20
bucks or so for an angle grinder and a pack of cutoff wheels. If you
will never need it again, sell it on Craigs List for most of what you
paid for it.
On Tue, 30 Nov 2010 01:40:48 +0000 (UTC),
firstname.lastname@example.orgNoOnSePsAtMar.org (Larry W) wrote:
<snip>>>We're left with small 'nubs' sticking up from the step with
Everyone seems to be saying the same thing,.,, Get a cheap angle
grinder and suggestint HF..
I've never bought anything from HF because you usually get what you
pay for in my opinion, but in this case, an angle grinder isn't
something I forsee me using even frequently, so if it dies after a
short time I'll only be down $15-20 and I'll have banged out a couple
Thanks for the responses
I bought a Harbor Freight Multifunction Twitching tool this past weekend for
TWENTY DOLLARS (with coupon).
I'll wager it outlasts your Rockwell (list price $264). Of course you get a
handy carrying case with the Rockwell, but I bought a Stanley tool kit at
ACE last weekend for $5 which works admirably.
Even if it doesn't, at that price I could buy THIRTEEN HF models for the
same amount of money! (Actually more - If I buy ONE HF tools and invest the
residual $244 dollars, when the HF tool wears out in twenty years, I'll have
earned enough interest to buy FIFTEEN more.)
One nice - and often overlooked - feature of the HF tools is their utility.
Suppose you have to cut a tile. You think to yourself "Crap! I have to go
back to the shop and get the tile cutter. Aw, fuck it, I'll use my HF angle
grinder with a masonry blade. If I trash the angle grinder, getting another
is still cheaper than the hour lost on this project to retrieve the proper
Go ahead and buy one, Tony. FWIW, my 4" HF grinder has seen 3 years of
hard service on remodeling jobs with the only problem a break in the
cord when a friend returned it from his weekend battle with nasty
iron. Repaired the cord by simply shortening it a couple of inches and
its good as ever.
Before you start spouting this far-too-oft-repeated line, you might want
to look at the HF Reviews site: reviews by real people, not shills, of
actual HF tools. Like this one of the HF 4" angle grinder:
(Or choose others from these search results:
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