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Old 12-30-2012, 11:29 PM
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If you have an air chisel you can even cut it open with one if you have a cutting bit. If you're replacing it due to rust you can probably chisel it off really quickly due to rust breaking down the weld. I usually will try that first to see how it reacts cause sometimes it will almost just fall right off, and other times it will be obvious that the weld is on there too good. Even in the worst case scenario, if you have a good bit and are using it right at worst you will only a few areas where the weld broke off onto your back metal and you just have to grind it off. This means beveled edge of the bit on the metal you are trying to save and angling it a little and paying attention to what's happening. If the metal starts bunching up you can always stop, hammer that area down flat, grind it with a cutt off wheel, and go back to the hammer. An air hammer is a real time saver.
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