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  1. #1
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    Most efficient saw for cutting Freon cans

    I have a bunch of old, empty, disposable, 30# refrigerant cans I'd like to cut in half. Just wondering what the most efficient (fastest) saw (not torch) would be for doing this. I've tried various power saws before, but it was a pretty slow process.

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    I would use a grinder with a cut-off disk. Just curious...why do you want to cut them in half?

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    Grinder with a cutting blade would be my first choice

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    Quote Originally Posted by midhvac View Post
    I have a bunch of old, empty, disposable, 30# refrigerant cans I'd like to cut in half. Just wondering what the most efficient (fastest) saw (not torch) would be for doing this. I've tried various power saws before, but it was a pretty slow process.
    Depends which direction are you cutting them?


    I agree with the other guys about the grinder, a good saws all and blade would do OK as well.


    Hmm I was just thinking (yes thinking) being those cans are round you may want to hold them between your legs to cut them so wear old work trousers


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    sears.......

    ....sells a small metal cutting saw with counter rotating blades that is great . I've seen electricians using them to chop conduit instantly , they're on sale once in a while....check it out.....Jack
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    Plasma cutter. This weighs 18lbs.

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    I would use a band saw and clamp the drum between some plywood.

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