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Old 08-01-2020, 08:01 AM   #1
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I built a feeder pen last week and I want to cut post flush with fence. Tried a sawzall with new metal blade and didn’t get anywhere. What is quickest way to get cut? I read Milwaukee makes a torch blade for sawzall that works or I have 7 inch angle grinder and generator.

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Old 08-01-2020, 08:03 AM   #2
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angle grinder w cutoff wheel or torch
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Old 08-01-2020, 08:04 AM   #3
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or a carbide diablo blade for recip saw
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Old 08-01-2020, 08:05 AM   #4
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That angle grinder should make short work of it. A port-a-band would work well if you have one of those.
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Old 08-01-2020, 08:05 AM   #5
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If you have a angle grinder, that with a cut off wheel will get it done, quickly. But becareful not to start a fire, you will get a large shower of sparks.
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Old 08-01-2020, 08:06 AM   #6
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Angle grinder and cutoff wheel will do the job quick
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Old 08-01-2020, 08:10 AM   #7
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Old 08-01-2020, 08:14 AM   #8
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Cordless angle grinder or portable bandsaw
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Old 08-01-2020, 08:50 AM   #9
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They are fairly soft I cut mine flush with a sawzall
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Old 08-01-2020, 09:15 AM   #10
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Old 08-01-2020, 09:17 AM   #11
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Band saw works great
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Old 08-01-2020, 09:19 AM   #12
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Bandsaw preferred method but grinder is a close second get a good blade for it and go to town


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Old 08-01-2020, 09:23 AM   #13
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Wouldn't it be easier to just drive the posts down a few more inches?
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Old 08-01-2020, 10:30 AM   #14
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Wouldn't it be easier to just drive the posts down a few more inches?
Hog panel is 34 inches. I'd have to drive them about 2 feet farther. No thanks
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Old 08-01-2020, 10:33 AM   #15
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Them torch sawzall blades will do it quickly.
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Old 08-01-2020, 10:34 AM   #16
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Handheld band saw, that’s how I cut them at my place.
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Old 08-01-2020, 10:47 AM   #17
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Wouldn't it be easier to just drive the posts down a few more inches?
I wondered about this, but figured there is something I am not understanding about the question.
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Old 08-01-2020, 12:15 PM   #18
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Well I bought the steel cutting circular saw blades. Diablo blades. Put it on my cordless hand saw and cut my T post that way. Super fast real easy.


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Old 08-01-2020, 04:03 PM   #19
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Wouldn't it be easier to just drive the posts down a few more inches?
Not even close.
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Old 08-01-2020, 04:33 PM   #20
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Old 08-01-2020, 05:26 PM   #21
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You’ve run out of things to work on if you get down to cutting t posts on a feed pen


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Old 08-01-2020, 06:16 PM   #22
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OCD much? What's it hurtin to leave them sticking up?
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Old 08-01-2020, 06:20 PM   #23
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You’ve run out of things to work on if you get down to cutting t posts on a feed pen


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If you have ever had a deer hung up on a post you would cut them off too. . . or hit one with an arrow. Hitting one with an arrow doesn’t sting (or stink) as bad as getting a deer hung up.
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Old 08-01-2020, 06:27 PM   #24
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OCD much? What's it hurtin to leave them sticking up?
I have elk jumping in pen and I can see them gutting themselves.
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Old 08-01-2020, 06:33 PM   #25
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How about those safety cappers they make, like around construction sites?
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Old 08-01-2020, 06:49 PM   #26
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Buy some tennis balls and stick on the tops. Fast and cheap and easy.
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Old 08-01-2020, 06:51 PM   #27
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Cut of grinder

In future use, use the short t post made for hog panels
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Old 08-01-2020, 07:03 PM   #28
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i use the ones sticking up to mount accessories. cameras, lights, scent wafers.
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Old 08-01-2020, 07:16 PM   #29
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Just don't set your lease on fire with any method you use. Dry, dry in Mills county.
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Old 08-01-2020, 07:28 PM   #30
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Bolt cutters will work. Cut all three flats and bend it over. Beat the top with a hammer for a smooth finish.
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Old 08-01-2020, 07:57 PM   #31
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Diablo carbide cutting blades should work. I just cut of schedule 80 pipe with my saw all Snd diablo blade.
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Old 08-01-2020, 09:51 PM   #32
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Why? It will be ok!
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Old 08-01-2020, 10:01 PM   #33
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You’ve run out of things to work on if you get down to cutting t posts on a feed pen


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This ^^^^^^
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Old 08-02-2020, 06:34 AM   #34
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Milwaukee blades ok but diablo metal cutting saw zall blades work well.
Just go slow or it chews all the teeth off.
Grinder works great at cutting steel and starting fires !
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Old 08-02-2020, 06:40 AM   #35
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I cut about 120 with a sawzall not long back. Cut the middle spine. When you get it cut down to the flat spot, stop and bend the post back and forth and it will break. Some post are much harder than others.
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Old 08-02-2020, 07:10 AM   #36
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Been said above multiple times Torch and Diablo both will get er done...Thin cutoff wheel on angle grinder will work great too..I got a el cheapo Ryobi 4 1/2 angle grinder with 18v 4ah..its cut plenty...Just don't crowd it.....A 7in electric with cut off blade would eat them..Wear face shield...
Sawzall with them torch/diablo will too but it needs post to be pretty stable sawzall can be pretty JERKY when sawing something not stable...

Portaband are great too but most people don,t have and they expensive...A OX/AC cuttin torch works great too..but exp too but real portable and quiet

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Old 08-02-2020, 08:31 AM   #37
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Raise the wire or panels. If one or two posts are too high, give them a couple of taps with the T post driver. Keep the sparks and flame out of the pasture unless you are a lot greener than we are.
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Old 08-02-2020, 08:37 AM   #38
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Bolt cutters will work. Cut all three flats and bend it over. Beat the top with a hammer for a smooth finish.
Sounds fire proof
If you used a pipe as a cheater sounds simple
Not sure if my bolt cutters are big Enough
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Old 08-02-2020, 10:09 AM   #39
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Sawzall. Slow your speed down as your most likely dulling your blades. Soft metals especially need to use at a bout 1/2 speed. Cutting or drilling.
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Old 08-02-2020, 10:24 AM   #40
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Portable band saw..
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Old 08-09-2020, 06:30 PM   #41
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Made it back out today with torch blades and angle grinder. The torch carbide on sawzall ripped right thru. Never had to try angle grinder. Thanks for everyone’s help. The first blades I tried last week were Diablo. They sucked




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Made it back out today with torch blades and angle grinder. The torch carbide on sawzall ripped right thru. Never had to try angle grinder. Thanks for everyone’s help. The first blades I tried last week were Diablo. They sucked
Looks good. Always wanted to do that on the front side of my pens.

My local Home Depot shows to have that blade. Did you use more than 1 blade?
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Old Yesterday, 10:15 AM   #43
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You can do 20 with one blade though it did slow down cutting last 5.
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