Cordless Tools for cutting cross in concrete

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Cordless Tools for cutting cross in concrete

Postby sako » Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:05 pm

I'm debating weather I buy a cut off grinder or a circular saw. which one will cut a nicer cross? what brand are you using? what diameter of wheel?
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Re: Cordless Tools for cutting cross in concrete

Postby William Magee » Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:43 am

I don’t cut crosses.

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Re: Cordless Tools for cutting cross in concrete

Postby wingding » Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:50 am

dewalt cordless circular saw with a masonry blade
we set a cut cross then set a nail/tag over it

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Re: Cordless Tools for cutting cross in concrete

Postby Jim Frame » Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:26 am

I don’t cut crosses.


I cut lots of them -- often a dozen or more on even modest-sized projects. I use them for control, not for monumentation. They last as long as the concrete does; I've recovered and reused some that I set 25 years ago.

I use a Makita tile saw with a diamond grit blade, which I run dry. Works great!
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Re: Cordless Tools for cutting cross in concrete

Postby David Kendall » Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:48 am

Dewalt cordless angle grinder with carbide blade

I usually collect the small throwaways off the job site that the big steel cutters discard from their gas tools.

These are also great for cutting off t-posts, steel pipes or gate chains in a pinch

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Re: Cordless Tools for cutting cross in concrete

Postby sako » Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:47 am

William Magee wrote:I don’t cut crosses.

8772.
Any monument set by a licensed land surveyor or registered civil engineer to mark or reference a point on a property or land line shall be permanently and visibly marked or tagged with the certificate number of the surveyor or civil engineer setting it, each number to be preceeded by the letters “L.S.” or “R.C.E.,” respectively, as the case may be or, if the monument is set by a public agency, it shall be marked with the name of the agency and the political subdivision it serves.

Mr. Magee, I forgot to say that I set cut ( or chisel) cross for control point only. I'm with you on tagging monuments.

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Re: Cordless Tools for cutting cross in concrete

Postby btaylor » Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:03 pm

Been using a Dewalt cordless drill with a small circular diamond saw blade which I attach to the drill using a mandrel bit.

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Re: Cordless Tools for cutting cross in concrete

Postby Proud7191 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:06 pm

Cut off saw! Because it is more of a general use tool. Cutting chain (and adding lock) to locked gates.... :). Jp

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Re: Cordless Tools for cutting cross in concrete

Postby Dave Lindell » Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:54 pm

I use a Dremel with a conical shaped bit that I use with a 1"x2" to guide it.
It probably won't make as neat a cut as you want, but I'm required to put "T"s on transit ties and they need to have 2" stems and tops and be 1/8" wide.

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Re: Cordless Tools for cutting cross in concrete

Postby pls5528 » Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:40 pm

What is wrong with lead and tags? Get a drill, drive in the stick of lead and a ribbed brass nail---now that's a good permanent monument!

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Re: Cordless Tools for cutting cross in concrete

Postby sako » Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:18 pm

pls5528 wrote:What is wrong with lead and tags? Get a drill, drive in the stick of lead and a ribbed brass nail---now that's a good permanent monument!

Well, I don't need a permanent monument, I'm just setting a temporary control point inside a property where everything will be demolished. The concrete where I set the cross on will most probably be gone next time I visit the site.

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Re: Cordless Tools for cutting cross in concrete

Postby Jim Frame » Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:56 pm

What is wrong with lead and tags?


They're certainly durable, but I wonder if setting them complies with OSHA rules and health and safety codes. Lead has very few friends these days, unless you're dealing with ionizing radiation or car batteries.
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Re: Cordless Tools for cutting cross in concrete

Postby Edward M Reading » Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:51 pm

pls5528 wrote:What is wrong with lead and tags? Get a drill, drive in the stick of lead and a ribbed brass nail---now that's a good permanent monument!

https://www.berntsen.com/Surveying/Concrete-Survey-Markers/BP-Series-Markers-for-Concrete are better, safer, faster to install
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Re: Cordless Tools for cutting cross in concrete

Postby land butcher » Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:34 pm

pls5528 wrote:What is wrong with lead and tags? Get a drill, drive in the stick of lead and a ribbed brass nail---now that's a good permanent monument!



Shh. Let's not broadcast this, as what would we use instead?


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