View Full Version : best tool for cutting off heads


kissrocker1200
12-22-2011, 04:47 PM
i have an lt1 long block that i want to make a table out of, the thing is though, a few of the head bolts are stripped out badly.
ive decided i might just try and cut each head in half to only salvage the block.
what is the best piece of equiptment for the job?
maybe a sawzall?
or maybe someone has some other ideas?
thanks in advance

-RD

garygnu
12-22-2011, 07:35 PM
drill off the top of all the head bolts with some good drill bits.

Tramminc
12-22-2011, 08:07 PM
A good swing with a machete :devil:

86lxnotch
12-22-2011, 09:41 PM
screw the sawzall just use a gaswrench. itll be MUCH faster

kissrocker1200
12-25-2011, 01:16 PM
screw the sawzall just use a gaswrench. itll be MUCH faster

gaswrench, eh?
any links to one?
all ive found on a google search is for emergency gas shutoff..

86lxnotch
12-25-2011, 01:54 PM
gaswrench = oxy-acet. torch lol

kissrocker1200
12-25-2011, 01:58 PM
ohh okay! thanks alot!
sorry, i had never heard of that before. im young and new to all of this

86lxnotch
12-25-2011, 01:58 PM
lol im only 28....guess im on my way to being old!

Tx91z28
12-25-2011, 02:07 PM
use an oxy-act torch and take off the bolt heads, pull the heads and sell them

kissrocker1200
12-25-2011, 02:16 PM
hah! your still young. only got a few years on me.

86lxnotch
12-25-2011, 02:25 PM
lol i figured as much, i grew up around old school guys

garygnu
12-26-2011, 12:25 AM
drill the top of the head bolts off with a drill and drill bits.

kissrocker1200
12-28-2011, 01:59 PM
drill the top of the head bolts off with a drill and drill bits.

i will try this first, as i have a drill and many bits at my disposal. and if that fails looks like ill be looking around to borrow a gas wrench

thanks alot guys! yall have been helpful, this is my first post outside of my lt1 domain

airfix
12-29-2011, 07:48 PM
How bad are they stripped? Sometimes those aligator sockets work pretty good to remove stripped bolts.

UMD_Jesse
01-19-2012, 12:16 PM
This works well

time3777
01-30-2012, 10:14 AM
Use a Metabo with the extra thin blade.

1981TA
01-30-2012, 09:45 PM
I'd go the torch route, or use an angle-grinder with a cut-off wheel.