Author Topic: I hate fiberglass!  (Read 8679 times)


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Re: I hate fiberglass!
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2006, 03:38:45 PM »
I use an air powered body saw.
with 18 or 24 tpi blades.

They are small and powerful, like a mini-sawzal on steriods. get into much tighter spots too!

I used them for sheetmetal, stainless, plastic and fiberglass, heck even for trimming wood at times.

I eventually bought a sawzall at a pawn shop for $20 long after doing one conversion using only the
body saw, a cordeless screwdriver/drill, sabre saw and skill saw.

Now I can cut big stuff too...


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Re: I hate fiberglass!
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2006, 04:46:31 PM »
Clarke, I understand your thoughts on cordless tools & if you don't want to change your mind, DO NOT use a 18v cordless impact driver (for running screws). So far, everyone that has used mine has bought one for themselves. It replaced my air nailers as the most fun tool I own. (BTW, the port-a-band & mig welder are always in the top 5.)

I got a 18v impact driver as part of a set from Makita.  It has a 1/4" hex connector so it is really only for screws.  I almost sold it when I got the set as I thought I would never use it.

I'm glad I didn't sell as it is the most used tool in the set.  I think I used the drill once or twice, but the impact driver all the time.  I think it may be lighter than my 12v drill.  It is really handy for removing screws on the bus.  (I'm not ready to put any screws in quite yet.)

Brian Elfert
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Re: I hate fiberglass!
« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2006, 07:12:50 PM »
 I love cordless tools!!! My cordless reciprocating saw is nowhere as good as a corded one, but I needed new batteries and it was almost free, cheaper to buy a kit than just batteries. I've never been able to deal in a pawnshop either.  Anyway FWIW when cutting concrete, we take a 1 gallon milk type jug, fill it with water and poke a small hole in it. Properly positioned it will keep the dust down without drenching the area. Maybe this would work on fiberglass??
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Re: I hate fiberglass!
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2006, 05:20:10 AM »
I also used my air powered body saw when cutting my caps to fit.

The high TPI on the blades really kept the dust to a minimum.

But, I am gald I'm done with that part of the project.

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