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  • BMW Problem

    Hi All
    Has anyone tried to cut the A posts on a BMW convertible ? If you have, what tool did you use (Hurst, Holmatro, etc) ?
    We recently tried cutting an A post with a Hurst O cutter and could not cut the re-inforcing bar (integral roll cage) in the A post. Fortunately we were able to extricate with Plan B. Any experiences / comments would be helpful.
    Thanks

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    Some simple Questions, what model of "O" cutter did you use? Was it an Older model or one of the new ones? What was your goal in cutting the " A " post (since it was a convertable)?

    DOES ANYBODY Know how Cip Saws would work on this same scenario, if a cut was needed?

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    Rescue is the Art & Science of matching your tools, talents and tricks to needs of our customers!
    Carl D. Avery

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    • #3
      If it's high-strength, low alloy (HSLA) steel, it's my understanding that your sawzall will just make a bunch of pretty scuff marks on it.

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      • #4
        Most higher class convertibles have a HLSA or Boron reenforcement in the A post/windshield header. I know Volvo,MB, & BMW Z3 do though the 3 series I'm not sure. If your tools can cut that material, you should be ok though it will depend upon technique and of course whatever damage has occured.
        Recip saw-wise, I'd say it depended upon the blades being used. We had better luck with MK Morse McRippers or Lenox than with Starett, especially on "harder" stuff

        Be safe,
        Dave D

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