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Old October 15th, 2012, 08:51 AM   #1
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I have some really stuck cradle bushings I need to chop out. basically cutting through the sleeve and bolt. I have a sawsall. My standard metal blades turned into a butter knife in short order.

I hear the black carbide tungsten ones will work, but nobody around here seems to sell them

anyone used the off brand home depot "diablo" ones (red)? or know a place I can get the black ones locally? (dearborn)

I'd like to just get some blades not order them so I can get these chopped out.
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Old October 15th, 2012, 08:59 AM   #2
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Don't run your saw wide open. Use cutting oil. Take your time.

BTW, what's a cradle bushing?
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Old October 15th, 2012, 09:10 AM   #3
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Don't run your saw wide open. Use cutting oil. Take your time.

BTW, what's a cradle bushing?
much like any other bushing, but it holds my engine cradle in... bushing between two ears, bolt through. have access to both sides. I tried splitting the sleeve, and did at the seam, but the bolts not going anywhere. the bushings are going to be replaced with poly or aluminum.





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Old October 15th, 2012, 09:44 AM   #4
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If you're trying to get the bolt out use an air chisel.
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Old October 15th, 2012, 09:55 AM   #5
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If you're trying to get the bolt out use an air chisel.
no air available...

I could never get one in to hit the bolt through. possibly to pull it under the head, but I just dont have that option.

cutting them off is the easiest option, I have a recrip. saw. If it is useless, I can use a cutoff wheel borrowed, but the saw would be less smoke from the bushing, and less sparks/cutoff wheels in my eyes, and I have it.

maybe I was cutting too fast for my blades.
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Old October 15th, 2012, 01:26 PM   #6
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maybe I was cutting too fast for my blades.
agreed... Some times slow is faster...
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Old October 15th, 2012, 01:38 PM   #7
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Torch the bolt then hit it with brass drift. Try not to burn your garage down.
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Old October 15th, 2012, 01:40 PM   #8
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agreed... Some times slow is faster...
I feel this lesson is almost a right of passage to learn.

Once you slow down the saw/drill, the blades cut better, faster, and last longer.
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Old October 15th, 2012, 06:21 PM   #9
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Well, I had one last new "torch" blade. I used it on the slowest speed possible. I got nowhere. No matter what, that blade will not cut the sleeve. It does cut the bolt though. I did manage to get one side out with impact wrench abuse, mapp and a hammer. So only one more to go.
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Old October 16th, 2012, 06:35 AM   #10
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what I needed to do was bs with you guys while the pb blaster did its job. I went back to it last night and got them both out.







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Take the board off of the jackstands!!
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Old October 16th, 2012, 08:26 AM   #12
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Take the board off of the jackstands!!
whats wrong with my board on jackstands? its the very best way to pull fiero engine without a lift, if you are not disturbed by nearly vertical cars
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