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Title: cutting part of a rail off, need help
Post by: 4wheels on July 21, 2013, 09:29:24 PM
i want to cut off part of a rail in my town. I want to cut off the whole lower rail. It is on a outdoor amphitheater at a public park. There are outlets if i need to use powertools, but i would rather use a handtool. Never really cut off kinks or anything before, got any tips?
 Rail is similar to this but the bottom rail is longer than the top rail to its like a drop kink : (http://www.idealshield.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/steel-handrail-2-1024x768.jpg)

exactly like this but a little bigger :
(http://i.imgur.com/sQuJYUt.png)
sorry that picture is so small
Title: Re: cutting part of a rail off, need help
Post by: MuchasGracias on July 21, 2013, 09:37:33 PM
Where are you going to land? If it's that small space to the left of the picture I'd find another rail dude.
Title: Re: cutting part of a rail off, need help
Post by: 4wheels on July 21, 2013, 09:40:43 PM
Where are you going to land? If it's that small space to the left of the picture I'd find another rail dude.
thats just a close up on how the smaller rail is connected to the bigger rail. thats not acutally the rail i want to cut, just one i found on google


Dug through some old footage, best screengrab i could get of the rail
(http://i.imgur.com/phwuPiK.png)
Title: Re: cutting part of a rail off, need help
Post by: ThugWaffle on July 22, 2013, 08:57:29 AM
Why the whole lower rail and not just the kink?
Title: Re: cutting part of a rail off, need help
Post by: GoodBurger on July 22, 2013, 10:50:54 AM
ok so regardless of where you're going to cut you have 2 options: hack saw or sawzall

hacksaw
pros: quiet, cheap
cons: you'll be there for hours. meaning if the cops roll up you're fucked.

sawzall
pros: quick & efficient. you'll be outta there in 10 mins tops.
cons: more money than a hacksaw. shits loud but by the time somebody gets around to calling the cops you'll be gone.

wear a mask or some shit in case there is cameras and also its more badass

if i were you i'd go with the sawzall especially if there are outlets near by. don't bring like your crew just you and maybe a lookout in case ya gotta cop a chase.

Title: Re: cutting part of a rail off, need help
Post by: 4wheels on July 22, 2013, 01:21:42 PM
ok so regardless of where you're going to cut you have 2 options: hack saw or sawzall

hacksaw
pros: quiet, cheap
cons: you'll be there for hours. meaning if the cops roll up you're fucked.

sawzall
pros: quick & efficient. you'll be outta there in 10 mins tops.
cons: more money than a hacksaw. shits loud but by the time somebody gets around to calling the cops you'll be gone.

wear a mask or some shit in case there is cameras and also its more badass

if i were you i'd go with the sawzall especially if there are outlets near by. don't bring like your crew just you and maybe a lookout in case ya gotta cop a chase.


thanks! im just going to cut off the kink for now and then i can decide later if i should cut the second part off. going to use a sawzall too.
Title: Re: cutting part of a rail off, need help
Post by: Dr Steve Brule on July 22, 2013, 03:23:34 PM
Definitely make sure to sand down the edges too so some poor kid walking up the stairs doesn't cut the shit out of their hand