How To Cut Bear Claw Tub
Bear claw tub is solid pieces of metal that has deep sides and often decorative claw feet on the ground. If you need to change the plumbing holes or height of cast iron bathtub, cutting needed. Additionally, cut a cast iron tub in small pieces is the best method to remove it completely. The challenge to cut cast iron is to pick the right saw and blades, as well as using clean power.
Open a large cloth over the floor to protect it. Turn the bear claw tub on its side or on your back. You will need three to four other people to help with this because of the weight of the tub. Select parts of cast iron tub that you want to cut down, using a dry erase marker. If you cut cast iron bath to remove it altogether, labeling is not required.
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Install a diamond-tipped blade in a standard circular saw, and plug in the saw’s power cord. Don a mask, goggles and work gloves before continuing with the cutting process. Not only will heat the blade iron, but cutting produces small metal slivers and sharp edges that can cause injury. Start the saw blade, and cut along the marked lines. If you saw the tub to remove it, cut score lines are a third of the way from both ends of the bear claw tub.