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Cutting 6\" black pipe

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Threaded that stuff <i>once, and only once</i>, what`s the prob using torches?<BR><BR>Dave

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  • b young_2
    b young_2 Member Posts: 7
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    Have a job where I have to replace about 450 feet of 6" threaded black pipe. What is the best way to cut the pipe and the fastest. Cutting torch is not a option. Does anyone make a portable band saw that big? Thanks for your help
  • steven e. heat
    steven e. heat Member Posts: 10
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    no problem

    we just did a 6" job and we used our rigid hydraulic pipe cutter powered by a rigid #700 drive. there is no other way!
  • jim s_2
    jim s_2 Member Posts: 113
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    Hmmmmmmmm

    If it has to be cut in place than a pipe wrap-around and several passes with a portable bandsaw should do the trick
  • st heat
    st heat Member Posts: 28
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    hilti

    hilti makes a monster demo sawzall
  • Joe Billow_6
    Joe Billow_6 Member Posts: 69
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    I have done a bit of steam piping. I have used hydraulic pipe cutters and other cutters. The best I think is a band saw. Makes a perfect strait cut. If you have a skate roll table before and after it makes cutting a snap. Are you welding or threading?

    Edit, sorry I thought you where trying to install not demo. I always-ed used a torch.

    Joe Billow
  • Diito on the torch

    It would be the fastest. Maybe you can get some welding blankets and build a fireproof tent around your work if fire is an issue. Lots of hard, dirty work no matter how you do it though. Use respirators too, if you're hackin' up the black stuff, you need to improve on the respirator. Grainger has a nice inexpensive one that does a good job. Item # 4RM12
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