Can I cut wood with a angle grinder?


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Old 01-11-17, 06:57 AM
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Can I cut wood with a angle grinder?

I'm limited on tools and I need to cut my 7ft tall Christmas Tree in half for disposal.
The only tool I have is a angle grinderDEWALT 7 Amp 4-1/2 in. Small Angle Grinder with 1-Touch Guard-DWE4011 - The Home Depot. It has a thin metal cut off disc.
 
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Old 01-11-17, 07:02 AM
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I don't know if it will cut wood very well or not. Nobody you can borrow a saw or hatchet from?
 
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I guess I could borrow a saw.
 
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Even a hand saw will work. As long as you cut 2/3rds of the way thru you should be able to snap it in two.
 
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All right I'll get off my lazy butt and get a hand saw. Thx Mark.
 
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One like this will go thru it like butter, but that's all it's good for is cutting limbs.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/1112519?w...&wl13=&veh=sem
Are you a guy and your trying to avoid buying a new tool?
Hmm.
 
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Old 01-11-17, 07:18 PM
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A bow saw or decent pruning saw would make short work of it. They also have the correct teeth for cutting un-dried resinous wood. Don't try a back saw or rip saw. Won't work very well and will gum up quickly.
 
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Old 01-12-17, 06:58 AM
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Yes I prefer not to buy a new tool. I ended up putting the whole tree on the curb for trash pick. Today is heavy trash day so hopefully it will be gone when I get home.

I'm not buying a real Christmas tree for a long time..
 
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Shucks . . . . I was hoping to see how much pitch and resin you could accumulate on that cut-off disc.
 
 

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