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Old 12-22-2011, 04:47 PM   #1
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Default best tool for cutting off heads

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

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Old 12-22-2011, 07:35 PM   #2
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drill off the top of all the head bolts with some good drill bits.
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:07 PM   #3
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A good swing with a machete
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Old 12-22-2011, 09:41 PM   #4
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screw the sawzall just use a gaswrench. itll be MUCH faster
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Old 12-25-2011, 01:16 PM   #5
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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..
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Old 12-25-2011, 01:54 PM   #6
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gaswrench = oxy-acet. torch lol
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Old 12-25-2011, 01:58 PM   #7
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ohh okay! thanks alot!
sorry, i had never heard of that before. im young and new to all of this
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lol im only 28....guess im on my way to being old!
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Old 12-25-2011, 02:07 PM   #9
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use an oxy-act torch and take off the bolt heads, pull the heads and sell them
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Old 12-25-2011, 02:16 PM   #10
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hah! your still young. only got a few years on me.
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lol i figured as much, i grew up around old school guys
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drill the top of the head bolts off with a drill and drill bits.
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Old 12-28-2011, 01:59 PM   #13
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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
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How bad are they stripped? Sometimes those aligator sockets work pretty good to remove stripped bolts.
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This works well
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Use a Metabo with the extra thin blade.
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I'd go the torch route, or use an angle-grinder with a cut-off wheel.
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