Articles
   
       
       
Pics/Video
   
       
       
Shop
Search
 
 
 
 
 
Home   Articles   Pics/Video   Gear   Wake 101   Events   Community   Forums   Classifieds   Contests   Shop   Search
WAKE WORLD HOME
Email Password
Go Back   WakeWorld > >> Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles Archive > Archive through June 10, 2005

Share 
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old    bambamski            06-01-2005, 2:17 PM Reply   
I'm pretty bored at work today.

I found some lead blocks the other day for 35 cents a pound. The trouble is they are a little too big. I'd say about a foot long by six inches wide by four to five inches high. 75-100 pounds per block which is a little to heavy to be picking up and moving around in the boat. Is there anyway to cut these in half?? I don't really want the hastle of melting them. It would be perfect if I could slice them in half though.
Old    John Klein (jklein)      Join Date: May 2001       06-01-2005, 2:19 PM Reply   
Hack saw?
Old    robertt            06-01-2005, 3:48 PM Reply   
You want to use a band saw.

Here is what you do, dont even screw around with trying to rent anything...just go to the nearest commercial construction site with a case of beer at 3:15 in the afternoon. Ask for the plumbers or pipefitters, either of which will have the tools to cut it cleanly....and will even probably smooth it for you with a grinder.

If you dont want to do that, the same case of beer will certainly work at any rental yard as well..

You want it fairly smooth without alot of dust, and a bandsaw will work perfectly for that. It doesnt need to be a stationary unit...ask for a "Porta-Band"

Hope that helps.
Old    ag4ever            06-01-2005, 5:59 PM Reply   
Nope, not a band saw. They just gum up with the soft material.

I just got off a job where we installed over 2250 TONS of lead as lead shielding for radiation.

The installers always used a chop saw to cut the bricks. I asked why they did not use a band saw, and they said they would have to keep cleaning the blade, and it would just take too long. A chop saw with a standard wood blade will cut right through the brick. I think the blade should be installed backwards for a smoother cut.

There will be some small shavings that come off the bricks, and they are a bio hazard, and should be disposed of accordingly or melted down to make an extra brick (I know you don't want to melt lead).

Reply
Share 

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 6:15 PM.

Home   Articles   Pics/Video   Gear   Wake 101   Events   Community   Forums   Classifieds   Contests   Shop   Search
Wake World Home

 

© 2012 eWake, Inc.    
Advertise    |    Contact    |    Terms of Use    |    Privacy Policy    |    Report Abuse    |    Conduct    |    About Us