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Dee25790
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quote:
Originally posted by 3CorsaMeal
Stick potato in it and undo all the bolts then start engine. Can loosen them. Potato might not be essential i made that bit up


Lmfao what?
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I assume block the exhaust, the pressure will build up and the weakest bit of the system will break. Or loosen.
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quote:
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I assume block the exhaust, the pressure will build up and the weakest bit of the system will break. Or loosen.


I understood what he was getting at it just really made me laugh
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Oh, fair enough, that's just what he does on here
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quote:
Originally posted by 3CorsaMeal
Stick potato in it and undo all the bolts then start engine. Can loosen them. Potato might not be essential i made that bit up





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SVM 286
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For future reference. Don't waste time with a grinder.

Get one of these...



Quick, neat, precise, quiet.
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quote:
Originally posted by SVM 286
For future reference. Don't waste time with a grinder.

Get one of these...



Quick, neat, precise, quiet.


Never saw one of those before. How does that work?
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It's what the gypo's use to steal cats
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quote:
Originally posted by VrsTurbo
It's what the gypo's use to steal cats


As in catalytic converters or little fury family pets?
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quote:
Originally posted by Dee25790
quote:
Originally posted by SVM 286
For future reference. Don't waste time with a grinder.

Get one of these...



Quick, neat, precise, quiet.


Never saw one of those before. How does that work?


Wrap it round the exhaust pull it tight and then just move it left to right the little "discs" in the chain cut through the pipe..... Eventually
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quote:
Originally posted by Dee25790
quote:
Originally posted by SVM 286
For future reference. Don't waste time with a grinder.

Get one of these...



Quick, neat, precise, quiet.


Never saw one of those before. How does that work?


You adjust the chain to fit snugly on the pipe where you need to cut, then rotate it back and forth whilst tightening the adjuster as you go Dee.

The little wheels are very hard material and sharp with it. Mild steel doesn't put up much of a fight.

Much neater than a grinder and you can get one in places where you can't fit a grinder. Usually quicker too, in my experience.

Less chance of getting nasty stuff in your eyes also.
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Nice tool, what's it called I may buy one
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quote:
Originally posted by Generation
Nice tool, what's it called I may buy one


eBay exhaust cutter
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Exhaust cutting chain
Dee25790
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quote:
Originally posted by SVM 286
quote:
Originally posted by Dee25790
quote:
Originally posted by SVM 286
For future reference. Don't waste time with a grinder.

Get one of these...



Quick, neat, precise, quiet.


Never saw one of those before. How does that work?


You adjust the chain to fit snugly on the pipe where you need to cut, then rotate it back and forth whilst tightening the adjuster as you go Dee.

The little wheels are very hard material and sharp with it. Mild steel doesn't put up much of a fight.

Much neater than a grinder and you can get one in places where you can't fit a grinder. Usually quicker too, in my experience.

Less chance of getting nasty stuff in your eyes also.


I had a look on eBay after asking and came to the conclusion that's how it works.
Ordered myself a cheap one to leave it the toolbox as I'm sure they're handy.

I always used a reciprocating saw when the grinder wou don't fit but I do look a twat in safety specs tho. Hopefully this will cure the problem
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quote:
Originally posted by Generation
Nice tool, what's it called I may buy one


Just an exhaust specific chain type pipe cutter Gen.

Got mine off the Snap-On man. Wasn't cheap, but i've had it over ten years now and it still works as well as it did the day I bought it.
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Reckon this type locks?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SEALEY-EXHAUST-PIPE-CUTTER-PLIERS-VS16372-/191177685691

One in Jim's pic looks a bit fancier.

I thought it was just to hold the tube so you can wobble it off yourself at first. That would also be useful if you want to retain the box.


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just seen where that pic is from, probably won't be purchasing from there.

What about this? Looks the same.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sealey-AK6838-Exhaust-Tail-Pipe-Tube-Chain-Cutter-/361299982598


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SVM 286
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30th May 15 at 16:37   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

That should do it Ian

As long as the discs are as hard as f*ck and good n sharp.

That first one seems very overpriced and without the adjuster it won't cut the mustard, never mind the exhaust

If you're gonna get one it must have the 'mole-grip' type set up so you can clamp it on tight and it will stay on.
And it MUST have the adjuster so you can increase the pressure as you go, to maintain your cut.

That first one would need Jón Páll Sigmarsson hanging off it to get anywhere. And he'd have had to have had his Weetabix that day.

And then it would probably break after one use

Mine was dear but i've only ever had to buy it once and it's never required a repair or replacement.

It was invaluable at a vw franchise, owing to the style of OE exhaust setup and connections they use.

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