Hi I am new the forum. I am trying to locate a specialty tool used to cut threaded rod for lamps/light 1/8 1/4 3/8 I run across a lot of older installations where this tool would save considerable time verses a hacksaw. Thank you in advance
I use my 4" grinder to cut things like this. Run a nut down the rod past the place you want to cut, cut it and then use the nut to reform the threads as you back it off. Usually the grinder makes a pretty clean cut tho. If it does look burred use the side of the wheel to taper it before you back the nut off.
I have to agree, with the above 2 posts, a 4" angle grinder does a pretty good job of cutting threaded rod and a lot of other things, I might add. However, I've lost count of the number of times I've seen people on a building site, using a grinding wheel as a cut-off blade and vice-versa and they wonder why the wheels don't last long, or even worse, they shatter. Cut-off wheels are not designed to have side-ways force applied to them, as they are quite thin.
#180075 - 08/12/0803:20 AMRe: Tool for cutting 1/8, 3/8 1/4 threaded rod