Ways to cut clay pipe?

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  1. Blade_Jones

    Blade_Jones New Member

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    I am trying to cut a sewage main and prep it to join with an ABS + rubber Fernco. I don't have one of those $400 chain cutters. I do have a 4" angle grinder with 2 masonry blades. Would that be a good 2nd option?

    UPDATE: The Grinder started a small score but it was ponderous, and even with a dust mask it was hell to breathe that clay dust. Not practical for this job. I wound up using a hand saw with a masonry blade and that worked much better. I got a hell of a workout and wouldn't do that every day though.
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  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    that is why we have the $400 snap cutters.
  3. Verdeboy

    Verdeboy In the Trades

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    I think you could've probably rented a snap cutters for a few bucks.
  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    A diamond blade, rather than an abrasive one might not have made as much dust.
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