Re: Cutting conduit
I have put a couple of ¼" bolts that stick out from the back side of my ladder (one in each leg) makes a great place to hold the conduit. But now I have the complete De-Walt cordless tool kit so the cordless sawzall does it all. For PVC the cordless skill saw is great and if you have allot to do, a chop saw or power miter saw does the trick and a regular carbide tooth blade works just fine and it does not dull the blade. This also works for aluminum just go slow with it. A metal cutting blade in a skill saw can also be used to cut steel conduit (EMT,IMC,RMC) but you have to make sure to de-burr the pipe after cutting.
It will all depend upon how much cutting that has to be done to which method should be used. And with the cord-less tools that we now have many cuts can be made on the fly without taking the piece back down and measuring, cutting, then putting it back up, this save allot of time.
But when I was taught in the beginning I was taught to lay the pipe across my partially bent knee and hold it ridged with one hand while starting the cut with the hack saw in the other, And I have skined a few knuckels in the process.
[ December 30, 2004, 01:34 AM: Message edited by: hurk27 ]
Wayne A. From: N.W.Indiana
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