what is better for cutting a bundle of rebar?

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  1. treerootCO

    treerootCO Where are my keys?! SILVER Star

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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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    bandsaw
    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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    sawzall ;)
     
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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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    use a 12 " hot saw with a metal cutting blade :D
     
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    horizontal bandsaw :D
     
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    hacksaw :D :flipoff2:
     
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    Torch. Or turn the heat and wire speed WAY up on your welder:D
     
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    number 3 bar ain't that thick. Friction saw
     
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    polarweasel Where's mah cruzah?

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    I'll second the horizontal bandsaw. Set several pieces in there and go away for a bit. Come back and it's done. :)
     
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    Torch, rebar cutter or gas powered cut of saw or gas axe as Kurt put it.
    That 's what we use on the construction sites any way.
     
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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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  15. treerootCO

    treerootCO Where are my keys?! SILVER Star

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    Approx 3/8 steel rod. I can cut them one at a time but more would be faster.
     
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    Use a chopsaw. Bunch up your bar in bundles of about 5 or 6 and cut away.
     
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