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Old 10-04-2011, 12:51 PM   #1
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Sawzall blade to cut stock exhaust?

Does anyone know what the right blade to use for cutting through the stock exhaust is? I don't want to end up scratching the underbody of the car, or accidentally cutting something that shouldn't be cut! Thanks
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Old 10-04-2011, 01:00 PM   #2
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4 to/or 6 inch should work.
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Old 10-04-2011, 01:20 PM   #3
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4 to/or 6 inch should work.
Just make sure the blade is long enough that when the saw pulls back it doesn't get caught on the other side of the exhaust pipe. 2-1/2" pipe and a 4" blade doesn't leave a lot of room for mistakes.
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:03 PM   #4
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I used a quality 6 inch bi-metal blade when I did mine for my axle back. First I used a mini-hack saw to make a kerf to start the saws-all in. I taped the pipe at my cut line with blue painter's tape to mark it for a straight perpendicular cut. Did all this on jack stands and it went fairly smooth.
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:46 PM   #5
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I used a quality 6 inch bi-metal blade when I did mine for my axle back. First I used a mini-hack saw to make a kerf to start the saws-all in. I taped the pipe at my cut line with blue painter's tape to mark it for a straight perpendicular cut. Did all this on jack stands and it went fairly smooth.
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4" will likely catch the inside of pipe and bent/ruin your blade.
Go with a 6" bi-metal blade
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:52 PM   #6
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Thank you guys. I'll be posting pics/vids sometime in the next few days.
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Old 10-04-2011, 06:17 PM   #7
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^Tape up 3 inch area were your goin to cut with painters tape so that the blade wont slip off your cut spot tape it mark it cut it
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:43 PM   #8
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Metal blade. A nice way to guide the blade is putting a hose clamp on the exhaust. Gives you a nice even edge to cut against.
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:11 PM   #9
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Get a GOOD bi metal-6 inch==== use a good name ..get mine from lowes..white blade.. any good one,,dewalt..?..
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:18 PM   #10
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6 incher will work!

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Metal blade. A nice way to guide the blade is putting a hose clamp on the exhaust. Gives you a nice even edge to cut against.
I watched that episode of Gearz too...great idea!
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