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Old 02-03-2011, 05:03 PM   #1
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Removing something that has been weld on

Hi Guys-

This question isn't about a Tacoma, hopefully I put this in the right place..

The dealership we bought my wifes car from removed the stainless exhaust tips and put chrome tips on.. They are terrible and are rusting, so I ordered the OEM Stainless that just bolt right on.

My question is, the tips have been Weld on. Is there an easy way to cut through a weld? A hacksaw doesn't seem to be doing the trick... I need the pipes to remain the same size, so shortening the pipes is not an option.

I would appreciate any suggestions.

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Old 02-03-2011, 05:06 PM   #2
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zip it off with a die grinder.
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Old 02-03-2011, 06:48 PM   #3
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Thanks.. I looked into those, but since I probably wouldn't need one of those for anything else, I am thinking I may be money ahead taking into a local place and seeing if they will grind it off..
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dremel and cut off wheels? if you dont have a dremel you can never go wrong with having one.
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Do you think a dremel will have enough power to cut through a weld? I used a hack saw and it barely did anything..

Harbor freight makes a Dremel knock off for $9.99.. I doubt I could go wrong. Unless it is totally worthless.
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Nothern sells a grinder for $15 and a cut off wheel for $2 or $3.
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dremel and cut off wheels? if you dont have a dremel you can never go wrong with having one.
Ha ha dremel will use $100 of cut of wheeels. its better to just go to Harbor frieght buy cheapest grinder and pack of cut of wheels.

Total cost maybe $30

http://www.harborfreight.com/4-inch-...der-91222.html
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Ha ha dremel will use $100 of cut of wheeels. its better to just go to Harbor frieght buy cheapest grinder and pack of cut of wheels.

Total cost maybe $30

http://www.harborfreight.com/4-inch-...der-91222.html
Or go to wal-mart. I bought my black & decker angle grinder from wal-mart for $20 many years ago. It gets quite a bit of use and works great.
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Do you think a dremel will have enough power to cut through a weld? I used a hack saw and it barely did anything..

Harbor freight makes a Dremel knock off for $9.99.. I doubt I could go wrong. Unless it is totally worthless.
I owned one of these and they are not very good. It had trouble cutting through a plastic model car, so I doubt it would even cut metal.

If I was you I would just take it to a local muffler shop and have them cut the old one off and weld the new one on. It probably won't cost much more than buying an angle grinder and doing it yourself.
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