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What are my options for cutting through a mountain bike frame? Answered

I don't have access to a cutting torch, so I'm wondering, what could I use (cheap as possible!) to cut through the steel frame of an old mountain bike I have?

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Kaotik762
Kaotik762

Best Answer 11 years ago

Mountain bikes and the like are often made from either a steel, aluminum or titanium alloy which can all be cut with above stated Hacksaw or a Reciprocating Saw and even a Die Grinder with a cuttoff wheel which can usually be found around the house or borrowed. Please follow all safety precautions when using any power or hand tools.

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marple200
marple200

11 years ago

4" angle grinder with cutoff wheel. You can also get grinding wheels and flap wheels to add to it for a truly versatile tool. You'll never know how you got by without one.

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Re-design
Re-design

11 years ago

That's the perfect excuse to be off to the cutting torch store!

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frollard
frollard

11 years ago

Superman, cyclops, gazerbeam...

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AlternateLives
AlternateLives

11 years ago

Angle grinder. if not that, put a metal cutoff wheel (looks like the wheel on said grinder) into a chopsaw.

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Emsaid
Emsaid

11 years ago

i used a metel saw (A metel saw is used just for cutting metal)

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orksecurity
orksecurity

11 years ago

Hacksaw would work too, of course.

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bellinghammakerspace
bellinghammakerspace

11 years ago

Pipe cutter... they are under $10 at any hardware store.
*(http://images.lowes.com/product/017197/017197368776.jpg)
Something like this... you can get them smaller also.