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    Default Cutting a cast Iron tub

    Help... Does anyone know how to cut a cast iron tub neatly? I don't want to break it up with a sledge hammer. I need to make a nice clean cut.
    What would be the best way to cut it? Thanks

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    Moderator & Master Plumber hj's Avatar
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    a diamond wheel in a hand grinder would do it. Nothing is going to cut cast iron "fast".

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    Can you elaborate about neat........?

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    Default HI LEELEE,I'm also a welder

    I own a 14" gas cut off saw for concrete and steel. you will need to rent one. buy a 14" carborumdum cut off blade. do not take the diamond blade that rents seperately with the saw! also buy a full plastic face shield.

    this has to be done outside! sparks will start a fire or ruin GLASS.

    BE CAREFUL! good luck Tool

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    Wear eye and ear protection.

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    Why in the world do you want to cut it??

    It will be a long, time consuming job creating lots of dust and smoke from the cutting wheel.

    A sledge hammer will take about 15-20 min. tops and that includes carying it outside.

    Personaly I think your crazy.

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    HE may be making a sofa out of it, so he has to have a neat cut.

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    With a sharpned edge it might make a nice, self draining, guillotine.

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