How would you guys cut some body panels on a truck that wasn't going to get any body work done afterwards? meaning it can't ruin the neighboring paint...
In all my cuts in the past I have used a "thin" (1/32" i think) cutoff wheel on a 4.5" angle grinder and then came in afterwards with a flap-wheel to clean up any burrs and it has worked pretty well, but I'm just looking for improvements, I know there are a lot of tools out there that I don't exactly know about yet but I know you guys probably do!
Cutoff Wheel on a angle grinder:
No Vibrations (doesn't shake the panel at all)
Pretty easy to handle and to get a straight line
-Generates heat from the abrasive cutting and can discolor/bubble the paint if not careful
-If the wheel grabs and gives you kick-back you could end up scratching where you don't want to pretty easily.
- not able to get into all spaces at all angles
Sawzall: (Reciprocating Saw)
It cuts fast
Con's: (so I wouldn't ever use it)
-Shakes the panel like crazy
- always takes two hands to operate, leaving no hand free
- extremely large and cumbersome in comparison
- end of the blade can bounce off of stuff and bend the blade
High Speed Body Saw:
Kinda like a mini reciprocating saw, but more maneuverable and doesn't shake the panel as much.
Blade travel isn't as lengthy as the reciprocating saw so less chance to bounce tip of blade off stuff
Blade works best at full speed (so it doesn't shake the panel) but because the blade is so small height-wise it makes it hard to cut a straight line, so I wouldn't use it either.
I know I have a very limited idea of tools, thats where I need your help, what would you use that I don't know about?