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    Default Cutting old fuel oil tank

    I want to cut end out of old 275 gallon heating oil tank and can't afford torch. I have plenty of electric hand tools and blades, but don't know if that would be a waste of time or not? Would appreciate any suggestions. Thank you Aaron

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    Default Re: Cutting old fuel oil tank

    Quote Originally Posted by s78wingrider View Post
    I want to cut end out of old 275 gallon heating oil tank and can't afford torch. I have plenty of electric hand tools and blades, but don't know if that would be a waste of time or not? Would appreciate any suggestions. Thank you Aaron
    No direct experience with oil tanks, but a reciprocating saw with a good blade (or blades) should do the trick. I like the Milwaukee Torch blades -- they seem to stay sharper longer than the other blades I have tried.

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    Default Re: Cutting old fuel oil tank

    Reciprocal saw will work well... also can use metal cutting disks in an angle grinder.
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    Default Re: Cutting old fuel oil tank

    Thanks! Been thinking of taking that approach. I have what I think are some good saw saw blades, guess I will find out! I also have small angle grinder I need to get blades for and may try old B&D skill saw I only use for cutting metal. Thanks again, Aaron

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    Default Re: Cutting old fuel oil tank

    I've used a reciprocal saw on an oil tank, worked very well. As a precaution, I filled the tank with water first! ~~ grnspot110

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    Default Re: Cutting old fuel oil tank

    Quote Originally Posted by grnspot110 View Post
    I've used a reciprocal saw on an oil tank, worked very well. As a precaution, I filled the tank with water first! ~~ grnspot110
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    Default Re: Cutting old fuel oil tank

    Quote Originally Posted by grnspot110 View Post
    I've used a reciprocal saw on an oil tank, worked very well. As a precaution, I filled the tank with water first! ~~ grnspot110
    assuming it was used as an oil (diesel, k1, #2, etc) and not a gasoline tank, you aren't going to have any issue with sparks. i've disposed of a few of them at scrap yards, and they always want them cut in half first. i've used a sawzall and it cuts through them easy and fast.

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    Default Re: Cutting old fuel oil tank

    Mine is in my crawl space. Anyone wanna come remove it?


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    Default Re: Cutting old fuel oil tank

    I'd be a little worried about sparks myself,[course maybe cause I've been on fire a few times],you could run water in it,,use a angle grinder,,they sell different thicknesses of disks,,you want a thinner one,maybe not real thin cutting disk but maybe 1/8th thick one,,might need 4-5,,,welding supply places sell them.

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    Default Re: Cutting old fuel oil tank

    If you have an Air Compressor & Pneumatic Air Chisel then add a slotted Panel Cutter.......Just put on ear protection and cut corners with Hacksaw/Recip Saw...

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