Tool to cut 1" diameter threaded rod sticking out of foundation.


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Old 04-28-11, 09:36 PM
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Tool to cut 1" diameter threaded rod sticking out of foundation.

Need to cut off 10 threaded rods, 1" diameter, all sticking vertically out of concrete.

Best tool for the job? Any ideas much appreciated?
 
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Old 04-28-11, 09:40 PM
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Need Right Tool for cutitng off 1" diameter rods sticking up out of concrete?

I've about 20 I need to cut. Galvanized steel 1" threaded rod.

Any suggestions as to the best tool to use would be much appreciated.

Thank You!
 
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Old 04-28-11, 09:43 PM
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Angle grinder with a diamond wheel would be my choice, Sawzall would be second, hand hacksaw would be last.

Be carful with the angle grinder. They like to bite and run.

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An angle grinder with metal cutoff wheel - cheap and fast.
 
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Old 04-29-11, 04:54 AM
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Or you might swing by the local welding/ironworks shop and slip them a few bucks to cut them off with their metal-cutting chop saw.
 
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TG, second cup of coffee is best. Too difficult to get a chop saw level with the ground Either a grinding disk or a recip saw with metal demo blade bend slightly.

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LOL, okay got my second cup and then caught the "sticking up out of concrete". Guess transporting the whole project would be a bit difficult.
 
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I would try a reciprocating saw (Sawzall) with a fine tooth metal blade. Basically a powered version of a hack saw. You can also use an old fashioned, arm powered hack saw if you want the workout. You can probably rent a porta band. Which is a portable, hand holdable band saw. If the area is unfinished and you are not concerned about the appearance of the concrete you can also use an acetylene torch but it will leave burn marks on the concrete. Whatever you use to cut the rod I would then grind it flush with the floor using a grinder.
 
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Old 04-29-11, 06:34 PM
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I'd also use an angle grinder with a 1/16" thick abrasive wheel for steel. A reciprocating saw w/ a Milwaukee "torch" blade would probably work well too, but I'm guessing you might go through a few $$$ worth of blades if you go that route. At any rate you'll also want a thicker grinding wheel to grind them flush with the cement like someone mentioned.
 
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I used a sawzall today to cut a half dozen pieces of 1/2" rebar that I used to anchor some flower bed ties. It took 10-15 seconds for each cut. While I'm sure it will take longer to cut 1" rebar the sawzall is a good choice for the job.

I used an 18 tpi blade that's has a lot of mileage on it.
 
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Old 04-29-11, 08:44 PM
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I second using a porta-band saw? Milwaukee and DeWalt makes them. If you don't have one I'm sure they can be rented.
 
 

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