The Ford Torino Page Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > General Discussion > Tools
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - IR Cut Off Tool
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

IR Cut Off Tool

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
Message
GranTorinoSport View Drop Down
Admin Group
Admin Group
Avatar
Admin of "The Org"

Joined: 20-May-2003
Location: Seattle
Status: Offline
Points: 2262
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote GranTorinoSport Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: IR Cut Off Tool
    Posted: 27-April-2015 at 6:04AM
Ingersoll Rand 326G 3-Inch Edge Series Cut-off Air Tool, Black
Ingersoll Rand 326G Cut Off Tool - 3" dia.

So I needed a cut off tool for getting the bed off my pickup. I did some research and found this to be a good tool at a good price ($54, Amazon).

I am a big and long-time fan of Craftsman tools, but the Craftsman cut off tool had a plastic shield, which one reviewer stated had melting issues when cutting metal (makes sense).

So I got this one and some Shark (made in USA) cut off wheels, 1/8".

Got it hooked up to my Craftsman Professional 25 gal, 1.6 HP, 110V compressor and started cutting.

It is impressive. Noise was not obnoxious. Vibration was not bad (there was some hand/arm fatigue at the end of the day). Smooth running & lots of power.

Only issue is that the tool is very air hungry. I imagine all cut off tools are. It would drain my compressor in 1 minute or two, and my compressor would take 3-5 minutes to recharge. So my duty cycle time was quite low as a result.

Overall, highly recommended. Nice tool, great performance. If I had a compressor that could keep up with it, I imagine it would cut for hours with no issue.
Scott Eklund

Webmaster
Back to Top
lynchster View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 07-January-2006
Location: Pennsylvania
Status: Offline
Points: 1710
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lynchster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-April-2015 at 9:16AM
With the size compressor you running it will struggle. Tools like that are real air hogs and most non commercial compressors struggle with them. My last one was 60 gallons and still had relatively short duty cycles.   

Edited by lynchster - 27-April-2015 at 9:19AM
Chuck
72 Gran Torino Sport
91 F-150
Back to Top
GranTorinoSport View Drop Down
Admin Group
Admin Group
Avatar
Admin of "The Org"

Joined: 20-May-2003
Location: Seattle
Status: Offline
Points: 2262
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote GranTorinoSport Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-April-2015 at 9:21AM
Craftsman Professional 25 gal, 1.6 HP, 110V compressor.

Yea, it would empty the poor compressor in a minute or two. Nuts. Great tool, just super hungry.

And I really like my compressor. Bought it in 2006. But now that I have this tool, I wonder if I need a 230V bolt-to-the-floor monster.

My understanding is that DA sanders are even worse for air hunger.


Edited by GranTorinoSport - 27-April-2015 at 9:22AM
Scott Eklund

Webmaster
Back to Top
fordpower View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 02-September-2010
Location: willseyville,ny
Status: Offline
Points: 1430
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote fordpower Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-April-2015 at 11:35AM
Ya I just ruined my 3.5 horse port. one I used for construction work. It now will not go over125lbs and keeps running.
Back to Top
californiajohnny View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 05-October-2013
Location: winlock, wa
Status: Offline
Points: 9086
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote californiajohnny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-April-2015 at 12:20PM
Originally posted by fordpower fordpower wrote:

Ya I just ruined my 3.5 horse port. one I used for construction work. It now will not go over125lbs and keeps running.
sounds like the pressure regulator when bad
JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 11.10
Copyright ©2001-2017 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.094 seconds.