1. Visiting from the US? Why not try DIYnot.US instead? Click here to continue to DIYnot.US.
    Dismiss Notice

Cutting Metal Tank

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by Datsun, 30 Jul 2011.

  1. Datsun

    Datsun

    Joined:
    9 Jan 2011
    Messages:
    17
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    Cheshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I have a very large metal water tank in my loft. Today I used my reciprocating saw to cut the tank and after 30 minutes I had a blunt blade and cut about half of an inch into the tank.

    Can someone give me some advice on what would be the best tool to use for the job. My reciprocating saw get through everything but it doesn't seem to be up to this job.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. DAZB

    DAZB

    Joined:
    10 Sep 2002
    Messages:
    1,125
    Thanks Received:
    94
    Location:
    Leeds
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    It needs a better blade and it should still sail through. A tip is to keep the 'shoe' of the saw in contact with the tank to avoid excessive vibration.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  3. Sponsored Links
  4. Datsun

    Datsun

    Joined:
    9 Jan 2011
    Messages:
    17
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    Cheshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Thanks for the reply. Any advice on the blade as I was using a blade for cutting through metal?
     
  5. Burnerman

    Burnerman

    Joined:
    7 Feb 2008
    Messages:
    23,149
    Thanks Received:
    4,500
    Location:
    Northumberland
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I use Bosch blades for metal in a jigsaw - goes through like cheese.
    You could use an angle grinder with a 1mm slitting blade but there is a fire risk.
    John :)
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  6. DIYnot Local

    DIYnot Local

    Joined:
    3 Sep 2019
    Country:
    United Kingdom

    If you need to find a tradesperson to get your job done, please try our local search below, or if you are doing it yourself you can find suppliers local to you.

    Select the supplier or trade you require, enter your location to begin your search.


    Are you a trade or supplier? You can create your listing free at DIYnot Local

     
  7. Sponsored Links
Loading...

Share This Page