So guys I have a project in mind but it involves some steel cutting. Problem: I don't have any power tools (torch cutter, plasma cutter, angle grinder, etc.). Is there a simple way to cut steel without these instruments?
>Pic not related those aren't the plates
Yes, you can cut steel with a Hacksaw.
It will take a very, very long time, a lot of sweat and a bunch of Hacksaw blades if you have any significant amount of steel to cut through.
Rent/buy a cheap angle grinder FFS. The only way a Hacksaw comes out cheaper is if your time is 100% worthless.
Look for a set of second hand oxy-acetylene torches and bottles. They're easy to come by, cheap and save a lot of manual labour.
If you're talking little bits of say steel angle, ~5mm thick a 9" angle grinder will do well enough for how little they cost.
>So guys I have a project in mind but it involves some steel cutting. Problem: I don't have any power tools (torch cutter, plasma cutter, angle grinder, etc.). Is there a simple way to cut steel without these instruments?
It would help a lot if you gave the actual example of what you are trying to do.
In particular--how much linear cutting you need done, and how thick the metal is you would want to cut.
Generally speaking--you can rip through light steel pretty easy with an angle grinder and some cutoff wheels, and it's not an expensive tool.
Depending on the details of your project, it may be a lot easier/better to pay a shop to do most of the cutting with a plasma cutter tho.
that's what /diy/ is for you fucking retard
fuck off to /mlp/ or just stop putting shit comments up
People ask question on how to do things and to get new ideas and show of what they have done.
If you don't like it don't fucking come here.
Grinder with cutting disc - £30
Buy the steel cut to size
If you have the steel take it to be cut to size - £5
because it's guerilla marketing time and they thought that a board filled with tradesmen with real power tools would want to buy a horribly dangerous expensive toy suitable only for children. they've kind of missed their mark. maybe festool could better sell their wares here?
Frigging James Russell over here, the diy part comes after you've acquired the tools necessary to do it yourself
I had built a crate with a stone and bent up used nails. It was the ugliest crate out but I was 14 and I had no access to tools and I had found a pallet washed up on the beach and the shipper wouldn't take my items unless they were boxed. I think they had something against me because I was white and the only man on the island.
>it wasn't square
>the sides weren't flush so there was board sticking out the edges
>hardly holding itself together
> tfw they took the crate anyway
Tell me that is not DIY
What was the point of typing out this story? To prove you know what /diy/ is for because you made a shitty box when you were a kid? I don't get it.
An angle grinder might be more flexible for different tasks, but metal cutting blades for this thing will last much longer than abrasives.
It's also more comfortable to use without sparks flying everywhere.