I was able to successfully cut through some old tires using a 7.25 inch circular saw, albeit one fitted with a relatively high-end blade (a 40-tooth 'Diablo' woodworking blade). There are blades designed specifically for cutting through metal, as well, but they're even more costly than the Diablo.
In any case, I was able to cut through the tires without too much difficulty using the circular saw. I had to cut across one side, flip the tire over and cut across the other, and then stand the tire up and cut across the tread in order to get the tire cleanly in half. The blade seemed to hold up well enough, as it cut through the fourth tire about as easily as it cut through the first one.
This is probably very hard on the saw though. I Wouldn't recommend it if you have more than a few tires to cut through. And I'm guessing it may not work at all using the cheap blades that come standard on most circular saws.
Also sparks will go flying everywhere when you do this. Eye-protection is a good idea.
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Have you tried Paul Farbers way of cutting and turning tires? It's actually easy and kinda fun.
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What sort of tools are needed to cut old tires to make ornamental objects?
If you are talking car tires you are in for some work. Xar tires have steel going through them so you are not just cutting rubber, you are cutting steel.
A small hand grinder works fine. there is always the old hack saw if you like a good workout. an electric hand saw with a small tooth blade would be good as well , make sure it has a metal cutting blade on it.
I cut old tires with a sawsall
What blade did you use .I have 2 sports tires motocycle.so this nothing working to cut the top off for dog bed.
Do all tires have steel running thru them? I need to cut off the (2) side peices of the tires only and leave the tread in tact. I am also going to cut the side wall that sits on the top into flower petals.
There are plenty of ideas on the web, but few if any on how to make these designs. I just want to cut the old tires in half to make a path border, but am having a heck of time finding out how to cut them.
Ideas I have got, how tos I don't.
By Tim s.
Angle grinder with metal cut off disc. Mark tire with chalk. Brace tire and follow line. Cut slits in side walls near ground. Use sticks to weave in and through pockets newly made. Stab into ground. Congrats you have a path when lined up.
How do you cut old used junk tires in half so they can be worked with?
By Robert S. from Jacksonville, FL
You need to use a hacksaw,to cut right down the middle of tire.
How to cut up discarded tires?
By Joe from San Antonio, TX
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Could you inform me on how you cut car tires please?