The Habitat I work with has a bunch of copper pipe that we pulled out of
the convent that we are converting to homes. The scrap price of plain
copper (no fittings, "clean") is much better that that with fittings &
we are looking for a good way to remove the fittings. "Good" means
fast, easy, cheap (I know, "pick 2").
I threw away a 5/8" bolt cutter, or that would have been the first thing
that I tried (it's mostly 1/2" pipe). But I might be able to borrow
one if that would be a good solution. Anybody used a bolt cutter on
I have a Porta-Band saw, with a stand. Whadya' think of that? Might be
How about an ax & chopping block? Would it work & how fast would the ax
go too dull to work anymore?
I suppose a throat less shears would be great, but even Harbor Freight's
$140 is too much.
I'm assuming that an abrasive saw would clog up on copper. Yes?
What about a circular saw? Would it REALLY need a special blade if I
didn't care about the quality of the cut?
I know that in the collective experience here there is the answer,
11 years ago