Easy way to cut lead bar
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Posted 13 March 2009 - 06:51 PM
Since clean lead is so hard to come by now adays and friend gave me a 3"x4"x 20" long bar of lead. Now the problem is how to get small enought chucks for my melting pot. I'd spend more money on propane trying to melt it than it's worth. Does anyone know of an easy way to cut this bar down to a more managable size?
Posted 13 March 2009 - 08:16 PM
Just exactly what I use Dave. I use it on the concrete floor in the garage. Just have to sharpen the hatchet after;lol.
Posted 14 March 2009 - 02:59 PM
Take the hatchet , place its cutting edge on the lead bar(on the floor) at desired location and hit the blunt side of hatchet with a sledgehammer a couple of times , it separates easier cutting halfway from either side(if you dare , let someone else take the hammer........or the hatchet ??) .
good luck , diemai
Posted 14 March 2009 - 11:16 PM
I ended up using a 6pt sawsall blade cutting the bar 1/2 way thru then used a ax and hammer to break it apart. Thanks for all the suggestions.
PS Using WD40 while cutting with sawsall helps alot.
Posted 15 March 2009 - 03:19 PM
Looks like you read and followed my advice in the link Dave provided. Yes, WD40 makes a huge difference. Glad everything worked!
Posted 03 May 2009 - 11:06 AM
Log splitter,yes that's something we all have in the garage.Here on OR we can find someone that own's one ,40lb ball cut just like butter.
Posted 12 April 2010 - 12:51 AM
I have this feeling that I'm stating the obvious. But Make sure you wear a Air Purifying mask when you cut it, breathing in tiny lead particles is something I know I don't wanna mess with
Does anyone know if the Lead weights off of a Castnet is PURE lead or is It mixed in with other metals That usually aren't put into molding leads?
Edited by StrykerLures, 12 April 2010 - 12:57 AM.