Exhaust Post your questions and suggestions about stock or aftermarket exhaust setups. Third Gen exhaust sound files and videos!

Anybody ever cut Their exhaust with a dremel

Old 12-19-2003, 07:09 PM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 398
Car: 89 Formula
Engine: 305 TBI
Transmission: 700R4
Anybody ever cut Their exhaust with a dremel

Had to cut off my Y pipe, while doing my header install. it is welded to the cat. The dremel was like a miracle tool. anyone ever done this or am i the only insane one??
firebirdpl is offline  
Old 12-19-2003, 09:06 PM
  #2  
Senior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: north plainfield, nj
Posts: 2,177
Car: 05' GTO
Engine: 6.0L
Transmission: A4
i used one, well started to use one when i was cuttin off my stock stuff from the end of the ypipe back. i went thru like 3 blades ( the strong ones) and then i got the sawzall and cut right thru everything in a minuate
Timz2882 is offline  
Old 12-20-2003, 01:14 AM
  #3  
Supreme Member
iTrader: (5)
 
KagA152's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Roscoe, IL
Posts: 1,704
Car: 1991 Trans Am
Engine: LQ4
Transmission: T-56
Axle/Gears: 3.70
screw the dremel, its all about the sawzall
KagA152 is offline  
Old 12-20-2003, 07:18 AM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Pahrump, Nv
Posts: 652
Car: 1991 z28
Engine: l98
Transmission: 700r4
AHHHHHH, the mighty sawzall, :hail:
Turns a total exhayst system into total scrap in minutes.

Chop saws are good when working with pipe off the car




BTW, dont use the dremel, especially if it isnt yours and your brother doesnt know your using it, to cut 3 inch exhaust.
i went thru like 3 blades ( the strong ones)
I went nuts looking for those

Last edited by 91TPI5.7; 12-20-2003 at 07:21 AM.
91TPI5.7 is offline  
Old 12-20-2003, 09:34 AM
  #5  
Supreme Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Newark, DE
Posts: 2,391
Car: '86 Camaro, '02 WRX, '87 K5, '67
Engine: 350 TPI, 2.0turbo, 383 in the works, 289-4BBL, 232, A-head 4-cylinder
Transmission: T56, 5-speed, 700R4, C4, T176, semi-auto 2-speed
Axle/Gears: 3.73, 3.90, 4.88, 3.55, 3.54, 7.00
Turns an exhaust into scrap in minutes? How about turns a whole car into scrap in a mater of minutes! The exhaust takes mere seconds.

Seriously, there isn't a better tool for rapid exhaust cutting than a sawzall. I've used high speed cutoff wheels, air chisles, and even the mighty blue wrench, but nothing is better or faster. I never even considered using a dremel. That sounds like masochism to me...
TKOPerformance is offline  
Old 12-20-2003, 06:04 PM
  #6  
Supreme Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 4,969
Car: yy wife, crazy.
Engine: 350, Vortecs, 650DP
Transmission: TH-350
Axle/Gears: 8.5", 3.42
I've used one quite a few times and NEVER had a problem.

You have to have a steady hand and a little patience. Something nobody seems to have these days.
AJ_92RS is offline  
Old 12-20-2003, 09:13 PM
  #7  
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Ithaca, NY - 10 sq mi surrounded by reality - I'm SOL!
Posts: 311
Car: '89 IROC-Z
Engine: 305 TPI in stock trim
Transmission: T-5 w/ Hurst B/P shifter
I suspect it'd take patience and plenty of time. Im my experience it seems cutting tubing with a rotary tool is more difficult than with a reciprocating saw......
onebluemcm is offline  
Old 12-20-2003, 10:30 PM
  #8  
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Detroit, MI
Posts: 170
Car: 91 Z28/99 WS6/02 WS6
Engine: All 350's :)
Transmission: 700R4 & 2 Tremec T56's
Originally posted by AJ_92RS
I've used one quite a few times and NEVER had a problem.

You have to have a steady hand and a little patience. Something nobody seems to have these days.
Who needs patience when you can just get a bigger tool to do the job?
Thirtybird is offline  
Old 01-21-2004, 05:31 PM
  #9  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Albany GA
Posts: 584
Car: '90 RS Vert
Engine: 305 TBI
Transmission: 700-R4
Dremels are useful...

When I did my exhaust I thought about using my dremel to cut the pipe - for about 10 seconds. I then got in my truck and went to home depot and bought myself a Sawzall. Never know when you will need one of those... Actually, they had them on sale so my dad got one for Christmas also... For cutting exhaust pipes etc there is nothing better than the Sawzall.

I did use the Dremel tool on the project though. After I got the headers in it was obvious that there was going to be a clearance problem with the flanges on the header collectors. I used the dremel grinder to grind the flanges slightly on one side to ensure that there is no rattle...

One thing to look out for - and this is the voice of experience - is that sometimes those dremel grinding wheels will come apart. This happened to me and b/c it had been grinding away at high speed it had gotten very hot. I was lying under the car doing this grinding so the rock landed at the base of my neck when it broke off and immediatly began buring skin. It wasn't too bad. A bit painful but it left a very nice red mark there for which my poor Girlfriend took a bit of abuse... Folks were accusing her of being a real Wild Woman. She is but that is another story LOL...
Speedgraphic is offline  
Old 05-16-2019, 04:59 AM
  #10  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 1
Re: Anybody ever cut Their exhaust with a dremel

Originally Posted by firebirdpl View Post
Had to cut off my Y pipe, while doing my header install. it is welded to the cat. The dremel was like a miracle tool. anyone ever done this or am i the only insane one??
I used a Jig Saw.... thatís all I had but it worked well.
BrandonG is offline  
Old 05-16-2019, 06:49 AM
  #11  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 74
Car: 1989 Pontiac Firebird
Engine: Carb 305
Transmission: WCT5
Axle/Gears: 3.23Posi
Re: Anybody ever cut Their exhaust with a dremel

I use a hack saw to cut exhaust on the car. Can be faster than a dremel depending on who's doing the cutting.
Firebirdwade is online now  
Old 05-16-2019, 04:32 PM
  #12  
Member
 
MeenZ28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Whitter, CA/La Puente, CA
Posts: 466
Car: 1992 Z28 Targa Top. Full air ride
Engine: 305 5.0 tpi v8
Transmission: A4
Axle/Gears: 3.73 gears posi
Re: Anybody ever cut Their exhaust with a dremel

Yikes, sounds like hell to use a dremel. A Sawzall is best. Can do the job in seconds. I cut the roof off a hardtop camaro w/ a sawzall once, that took only minutes. Live by the sawzall, die by the sawzall!
MeenZ28 is online now  
Old 05-16-2019, 05:25 PM
  #13  
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: N. CA
Posts: 319
Car: 1989 IROC-Z 305 LB9 AT Convertible
Engine: LB9 305
Transmission: AT
Re: Anybody ever cut Their exhaust with a dremel

NO, but I dug out of prison with a teaspoon!
mikeceli is offline  
Old 05-16-2019, 07:40 PM
  #14  
Supreme Member
iTrader: (8)
 
DynoDave43's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: MICHIGAN
Posts: 3,283
Car: 1988 Trans Am
Engine: L03
Transmission: 700R4
Axle/Gears: 10 Bolt 2.73 Open
Re: Anybody ever cut Their exhaust with a dremel

Did they have Dremel tools in 2003? (kidding)
DynoDave43 is offline  
Old 05-16-2019, 08:44 PM
  #15  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 74
Car: 1989 Pontiac Firebird
Engine: Carb 305
Transmission: WCT5
Axle/Gears: 3.23Posi
Re: Anybody ever cut Their exhaust with a dremel

Firebirdwade is online now  
Old 05-17-2019, 01:50 PM
  #16  
Supreme Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 2,213
Car: 86 Imponte Ruiner 450 GT
Engine: Various
Transmission: 700R4 3000 stall.
Axle/Gears: 9 Bolt Torsen 3.70
Re: Anybody ever cut Their exhaust with a dremel

Dremel tools are forbidden in any shop or garage operated by anyone over the age of 12.

As for exhaust - cordless sawzall is the answer if it's on the car. Chop saw if your fitting and (TIG) welding.

GD
GeneralDisorder is offline  
Old 05-17-2019, 04:56 PM
  #17  
Member
 
maroe624's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 488
Car: 92 RS CONV
Engine: v6 3.1
Transmission: 700r4
Axle/Gears: Torsen Zexel 3.42
Re: Anybody ever cut Their exhaust with a dremel

Why would you use that? Sawsawz are 10 bucks at harbor freight. Quick and easy. One of my favorite tools. Not to mention my angle grinder but damn I love the thing. I can shape things and make tools also cut things all sizes and shapes. Really the best tool in my toolbox. Taking a dremel to an exhaust pipe is like using tin snips to mow your lawn..... Take you all day buddy. Haah
maroe624 is offline  
Old Yesterday, 02:50 PM
  #18  
Member
 
TireSmokin''s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 271
Re: Anybody ever cut Their exhaust with a dremel

16 years later...

Originally Posted by DynoDave43 View Post
Did they have Dremel tools in 2003? (kidding)
Yes, but they didn't have Sawzall tools.

Originally Posted by maroe624 View Post
Why would you use that? Sawsawz are 10 bucks at harbor freight. Quick and easy. One of my favorite tools. Not to mention my angle grinder but damn I love the thing. I can shape things and make tools also cut things all sizes and shapes. Really the best tool in my toolbox. Taking a dremel to an exhaust pipe is like using tin snips to mow your lawn..... Take you all day buddy. Haah
HF store fronts weren't all that common in 2003. They were mostly catalog order, and just getting brick and mortar sites established.
TireSmokin' is offline  
Old Yesterday, 07:38 PM
  #19  
Supreme Member
iTrader: (4)
 
82tarecaro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: NYC
Posts: 2,669
Car: 1982 Recaro TA, 1989 TTA#948
Re: Anybody ever cut Their exhaust with a dremel

+1 for the Sawzall. I have gotten my money's worth out of a few of them between home and auto work.
82tarecaro is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
db057
TBI
14
04-28-2019 07:45 AM
Hotrodboba400
Firebirds for Sale
2
02-17-2018 01:19 AM
FormulasOnly
Tech / General Engine
7
09-06-2015 10:42 AM
BOOT77
TPI
3
09-05-2015 03:55 PM
Hotrodboba400
Firebirds for Sale
0
09-02-2015 07:28 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Anybody ever cut Their exhaust with a dremel


Advertising
Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory

Contact Us - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: