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KTS, I am making a tie in on Gray cast tommorrow. My boss called it something with a D, but I forgot what the word was. He said it cuts alot like Clay Tile. Never dealt with it, wondering if you had....
 

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I think its a manufacturer name, not sure. But you can cut Ductile with ratchet cutters. We only use Ductile down here for water mains. (I am cutting into an old sewer vent line)
 

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The product is Duriron, it is chemical resistant cast iron, a bandsaw is what I prefer to cut it with as it does not destroy the ceramic lining of the pipe.
 

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The product is Duriron, it is chemical resistant cast iron, a bandsaw is what I prefer to cut it with as it does not destroy the ceramic lining of the pipe.
Thats it! The bandsaw wont fit. Its wedged in a corner and goes straight up with a beam right next to it.
 

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Thats it! The bandsaw wont fit. Its wedged in a corner and goes straight up with a beam right next to it.
Well, it can be cut with a snap cutter, I would recomend you use one designed for use on no hub pipe and not one for cutting ductile, my small Wheeler Rex ratchet snapper works well on it, or a nine inch grinder with a cutting wheel if the pipe is 4" diameter.
 

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Cool, I will try the ratchets, the line is 2 inch and I don't think I cant get my grinder in between it and the beam.
 

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It actually cut good with the ratchets, didn't shatter or anything. Made the tie in this morning.
 

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Well, it can be cut with a snap cutter, I would recomend you use one designed for use on no hub pipe and not one for cutting ductile, my small Wheeler Rex ratchet snapper works well on it, or a nine inch grinder with a cutting wheel if the pipe is 4" diameter.
What about a diamond blade?
 

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What about a diamond blade?
Cast iron eats diamond blades, and they cost ten times what an abrasive blade costs. I know some of you think I'm nuts for spending the money I do on Hilti power tools, but I will maintain that you use the proper tool for the job.
 
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