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#6309225 - 05/24/16 07:18 AM cutting steel barrels for feeders
magspa Offline
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Found some barrels on craigslist at good price. What type of saw do yal use to cut out the bottom hole. I was thinking of using a hole saw bit. But the spin-cast template is larger than 5". Not sure if I can find one that size.
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#6309353 - 05/24/16 08:56 AM Re: cutting steel barrels for feeders [Re: magspa]
YellowDog Offline
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Drill a 1/2 hole close to your 5" mark. Then use a Jigsaw with a metal blade.
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#6309460 - 05/24/16 10:01 AM Re: cutting steel barrels for feeders [Re: magspa]
cabosandinh Offline
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Originally Posted By: magspa
Found some barrels on craigslist at good price. What type of saw do yal use to cut out the bottom hole. I was thinking of using a hole saw bit. But the spin-cast template is larger than 5". Not sure if I can find one that size.


Home Depot have Milwaukee bi-metal hole saw that can handle that size

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#6310008 - 05/24/16 05:09 PM Re: cutting steel barrels for feeders [Re: magspa]
magspa Offline
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Thanks ill pick one up
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#6310039 - 05/24/16 05:32 PM Re: cutting steel barrels for feeders [Re: magspa]
Cast Offline
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I have that size and bigger. HD has them.
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#6322447 - 06/04/16 11:30 AM Re: cutting steel barrels for feeders [Re: magspa]
MClark Offline
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Make sure there is no flammable fumes or liquid in them before cutting.
From Craig's list you never know where they have been.

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#6322514 - 06/04/16 12:25 PM Re: cutting steel barrels for feeders [Re: MClark]
NorthTXbirdhunter Offline
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Originally Posted By: MClark
Make sure there is no flammable fumes or liquid in them before cutting.
From Craig's list you never know where they have been.

M


Also,
Make sure that you have the top off or at least the bung out if you use a torch.

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#6322561 - 06/04/16 01:33 PM Re: cutting steel barrels for feeders [Re: magspa]
CRAnderson52 Offline
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I also drill a few holes with the largest drill bit I've got sitting around and then take a sawzall to it!
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