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Thread: How to cut THICK lead plates?

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    Counter rotting blade saw like this
    https://www.harborfreight.com/catalo...nk%2Cf&q=62448

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    For what its worth, I had a similar paradigm, and using a Tiger Saw (Rockwell version of Sawzall) the blade I was using kept on getting coated with the lead, so it only worked for a short order before it stopped cutting. Only store open with blades was a Harbor Freight, and I picked up a package of their Tree Trim blades -- and not only did they work superbly, but seemed to not get dull. Working also in a Ryobi 18V sawzall clone, they functioned as well in this tool. Blades were hanging on wall peg-board, are listed as "9 in. 4-5 TPI Reciprocating Saw Pruning Blades", and come in a pack of five for a penny less than nine dollars.
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    circular saw would do it
    I use my miter saw to cut isotope cores
    Hit em'hard
    hit em'often

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    Depending on thickness, most any course slower cutting saw will do. Be sure to use a drop cloth to contain and collect the chips.
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    Axe will make short work of it.

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    I used a big cold chisel and hammer to cut through some boat ballast when the neighbour wouldn’t borrow me his chainsaw for the job.

    A lot easier thanI thought it would be

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    I have good luck cutting thick lead with a single bit axe & 3 pound hammer. Just use the axe blade as a chisel.

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