Has anyone cut a tire in half for a planter?`

Reply

  #1  
Old 03-08-15, 06:50 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: USA
Posts: 21
Has anyone cut a tire in half for a planter?`

I saw a landscaping idea I want to try using tires cut in half, just like half a doughnut. It showed the half tires set around a whole tire like petals on a flower. Has anyone done this already? It looks as if I have to cut around the inside also. What's the best saw/knife to use?

I see lots of pictures, but no good directions. Please don't tell me about other ways to cut tires. I like this getup.
 
Attached Images  
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 03-08-15, 06:55 PM
chandler's Avatar
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 39,968
Not sure what you will use, but consider you will be cutting through a kazillion strands of steel. I went through two demo blades on a reciprocating saw just cutting one off a rim once. Not gonna be easy. Maybe s grinder with a metal cutting blade.
 
  #3  
Old 03-08-15, 07:05 PM
Member
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: New England
Posts: 9,940
My son and I tried to cut a bunch of tires in half just as you have shown. Our objective was to compact them for disposal. Well, after cutting the first one, the rest went into the dumpster whole. I gained a new respect for just how tough a tire really is.

Bud
 
  #4  
Old 03-09-15, 03:03 AM
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 43,570
Cutting tires was difficult before they started adding steel belts! A metal cutting blade on a grinder will probably work best. I doubt there is an easy method
 
  #5  
Old 03-09-15, 04:37 AM
pugsl's Avatar
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 7,786
In the picture the only thing cut out was the beda. The sidewall of the tire can be cut with a sharp knife. If you try to cut the thread you wjll be there all day.
 
  #6  
Old 03-09-15, 06:47 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: USA
Posts: 21
Okay but hopefully we'll have some off the rim.
 
  #7  
Old 03-09-15, 06:59 AM
Member
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: New England
Posts: 9,940
Off the rim is what I was dealing with. Let us know if you have better success than we did.

Bud
 
  #8  
Old 03-09-15, 07:50 AM
Member
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: U.S.A.
Posts: 1,429
Whatever tool you decide on, protect your eyes and hands. Cutting or grinding through the cords will produce a lot of small bits of steel, and the exposed ends can be very sharp. In fact you may find that you don't like this approach due to the exposed cords. Personally, after the last couple that I cut off of rims, I hope to never have to do that again. Can't say for sure as it was a couple of years ago, but think that I found a reciprocating saw worked best.
 
  #9  
Old 03-09-15, 09:04 AM
Member
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: New England
Posts: 9,940
Another caution is to do the cutting in a place where all of those tiny steel shards can be cleaned up. In a yard they have the potential to get stuck in bare feet.

Bud
 
  #10  
Old 03-09-15, 09:21 AM
XSleeper's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 20,247
Be sure you get the thinnest blade for the grinder you can find. And wear a face mask and gloves.
 
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
'