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who can cut this Iron/Steel rod?

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who can cut this Iron/Steel rod?

Help needed please.
I need to cut this rod (safety bar attachment for squat rack) now. Please let me know who to contact in GTA (preferably Mississauga or Toronto).

thanks in advance
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Too much time pumping iron and too lazy searching how to cut metal??

Angle grinder $50
Metal disc $5
Safety glasses $5
Time = 2 mins

Or you can hire a handyman....$100-200.
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Sawzall with a metal cutting blade. Angle grinder will work too but unless you're used to working with them they can be a pretty scary tool.

You could take it to a Metals Supermarket store and ask them. They'll probably charge you for it.
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nowhere2010 wrote: Help needed please.
I need to cut this rod (safety bar attachment for squat rack) now. Please let me know who to contact in GTA (preferably Mississauga or Toronto).

thanks in advance
$10 manual hacksaw will do the trick and give you an added workout.
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mrweather wrote: Sawzall with a metal cutting blade. Angle grinder will work too but unless you're used to working with them they can be a pretty scary tool.

You could take it to a Metals Supermarket store and ask them. They'll probably charge you for it.
It's an bar for exercise equipment. If the OP doesn't use a hacksaw, might as well not have the equipment. :)

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Ask your friends/family if anyone has a angle grinder and they can either do it for you or you can borrow it.
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I'd likely go angle grinder myself, clamp the piece in a vice and round the edges once cut would turn out well. 15 minute job.
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I have cut enough angle bars and square tubings.
With a 4.5" angle grinder, I can cut a 2" square tubing in like 45 seconds.....
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Don't cut to much off of it, it also relies on being inside the tube for part of its strength.
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Get a 7" grinder. Work with it all day. It's a good arm workout. You can be productive and working out at the same time!
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tmkf_patryk wrote: Get a 7" grinder. Work with it all day. It's a good arm workout. You can be productive and working out at the same time!
A 7" is an overkill for most people.
A 4.5" one is more than sufficient for most people (who aren't professional welders).
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I have a Milwaukee metal circ saw that would take care of this inside 5 seconds, including setup.
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I have a 12" ferrous metal blade that I put on my miter saw for just such projects - assuming a crosscut of course. That bar looks like it's 1/4" or 3/8" thick - would take longer than 5 seconds with an angle grinder, assuming any safety care is taken. Although it's amazing how quickly I was able to cut off a hardened steel padlock off my father's condo locker when he lost his key - and the OP's bar is nowhere near that hardened.

The only concern about threads like this is that a lot of advice is DIY whereas people who have to ask may not be experienced in safely using the tools we recommend. Not everybody is DIY. Not saying this to diss the OP.
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mrweather wrote: Sawzall with a metal cutting blade. Angle grinder will work too but unless you're used to working with them they can be a pretty scary tool.

You could take it to a Metals Supermarket store and ask them. They'll probably charge you for it.
Thanks & I took it to my nearest Metal Super market. It worked ;) Paid $15 for cutting 2 rods & really a good suggestion.
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It is not a bad thing to invest in tools. You paid once and you are good for many many years.
Or you will have to keep hiring people for simple jobs....$20 here, $50 there, and another $200 a few years later.
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You cut that with a chop saw with blade for metals. Or as others said, vice grip and angle grinder with disc for metals will suffice, 45 second job

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