what is better for cutting a bundle of rebar?

treerootCO

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What would be the best tool for the job? A metal bandsaw or a chopsaw? The metal stock is about 3/8 but I would rather cut more than one at a time.
 
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a chop box might give a kick to the rebar as it cut through each piece of bar
a band saw is slow enough that it prolly wouldnt matter.
 

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Rebar cutter - Metall chop saw - sawsall - bandsaw - - in that order due to the way you have to handle the rebar
 

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Chop saw. Band saw will not grip all of them equally and they will roll all over hell. Chop saw will be more 'spensive with the blades. A file will kick ass, it will just take a little time :)
 

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What is a bundle? 266 Pieces? Cause that's what's in a stock bundle or "lift". What are you trying to accomplish exactly Root? Rebar is my life and I might be able to help ya on this one. Most of my customers use a gas powered cutoff saw with a carbon blade. Other than our rebar shears the only other cutting tool we use is a 14"chop saw. The chop saw wil cut about 8 #3's at a time safely without kicking back to many times. How many cuts do you need to make? Where exactly are you located? A local rebar yard might do your job cheaper and faster than you could with a chopsaw.


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Rio Grande CO - Rebar Services Division
201 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80223
(303) 623-4022

Closest fabricator to wheatridge that I could find.

Let me know what You're looking to do and I'll let ya know what you should be paying.
 
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