Using drill to saw metal

Reply

  #1  
Old 07-19-03, 05:08 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 129
Using drill to saw metal

Hi. I'm just wondering what type of attachment can I use to saw with my drill? I simply want to remove some rusted railing on my porch, which looks a little to much for a hack saw. Any suggestions?
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 07-19-03, 06:21 PM
GregH's Avatar
Super Moderator
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Manitoba
Posts: 9,693
Quark:

There really isn't anything that can safely or effectively cut metal that can be fastened to a drill.

Unless there is a physical reason why you can't, a hack saw with a couple of new good quality blades will make short work of your railing. Just make sure you have the correct blade for the type of material you are cutting.

A rental place would have a reciprocating saw which would be the correct tool for what you will be doing.
 
  #3  
Old 07-20-03, 07:56 AM
Portable Welder
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
If you go to a local industrial store or welding supplier you might be able to get a collet and a cut off wheel that is meant for a die grinder that would work, the only problem is that a die grinder spins at approx. 20,000 RPM and your drill spinns approx. 1200 to 2500 RPM.
I would agree with Gregg go rent a sawzall it will work much better.
I myself use a 4 1/2" grinder with a 6" dia. cut of wheel to cut my railings but I've never seen these for rent and they are extremely dangerouse when using it I wear full length welding shirts, safety glasses and a full face shield, these thing blow up from time to time, expecially when they get pinched and bind up when cutting railings so I recommend Greggs good advise.
 
  #4  
Old 07-26-03, 02:44 PM
millertime
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
just get metal cut-off wheel for your circular saw.

its safer than a grinder, and everyone owns a skil saw.
 
  #5  
Old 07-26-03, 09:05 PM
Member
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Arlington, WA
Posts: 9,238
Quark,

Assuming that you haven't killed yourself trying the grinder, ...

The metal cut-off wheel for the Skil saw, as suggested by millertime, will work fine. But, the shoe of the saw is going to keep your cut about 1-1/2" or so away from an obsticle like a post. A Sawzall Will allow you to make the cut flush with the obsticle.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes
'