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    What tools do I need for this?

    So, a question for the blokey blokes - we have a 22,000L poly water tank and the top was cracked when a tree came down. We'll be having a new tank installed under insurance, but I was *hoping* that I might be able to cut the stuffed tank into "rings" and use them as raised garden beds.

    Is this possible, and what sort of tool would I need to do it?

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    whatever however you cut it just be sure nothings going to FLING into your eyes or cut yourself
    Me personally Id go the Tim the Toolman route and use a anglegrinder with a correct cutting disc, depends how thick it is
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    +1 angle grinder with cutting disc. Can use masking tape as guide for straight edge.
    Last edited by ywfbi; 12-04-17 at 02:21 PM.
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    Bugger. Don't think I have one of those. Maybe I will ask the fellows who come to take it away and put in a new one if they can do it for me.

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    Angle grinder too fast, just melt the plastic. Recipro-saw or jigsaw.

    Mallee is also a tool........




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    If its just PP ( as in the tank ) you can probably use a circular saw too .. just watch out for kickback and let the teeth do the work ... go slow n steady

    Oh and save the bottom 70 cm and make a fishpond
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    Jigsaw would be best. Angle grinder would require a chopper blade but I don't recommend that for the un-initiated. They chop fingers off just as easily as plastic.


    One of the safer "choppers":

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TOOLPAK-11...-/291300932588


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    I was thinking of circular saw but that would bite the plastic too hard depending on thickness
    worst case a good pair of tinsnips and a load of swearing :P
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    Circular saw with the correct blade.
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    I would use one of these personally

    https://www.bunnings.com.au/ozito-12...utter_p6290499

    cheap enough to buy if you havent got one
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