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    Posted: Dec/25/2017 at 2:27pm
I am in need of one and I am not too sure what to get. Seems to be several different types. 
Suggestions would be great on what you use and what would be best to purchase for a newbie like myself. 
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You get what you pay for.  I'm not sure what your budget is.  This is the tool I have, I've had it for years and cut 100s of spot welds.  I'm still on the original cutting head, even though I bought spares.
You can find the small set for about $60 online.

https://www.blairequipment.com/rotabroach-cutters

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I bought the harbor freight ones.worked for what I needed it for.Removed a tail panel.
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I agree with the others... buy the Blair, you won't be disappointed. They definitely make the best ones on the market and they won't let you down like the cheap ones can and do..

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 While I haven't used the Blair tool, if it's cut 100's of spot welds and you are on the same cutting head, I'm sold !

 I had a spot weld cutter years ago and it wasn't a cheapie. It wouldn't last anywhere near that long.

 The Blair is the one I'd buy.

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Originally posted by tufcj tufcj wrote:

You get what you pay for.  I'm not sure what your budget is.  This is the tool I have, I've had it for years and cut 100s of spot welds.  I'm still on the original cutting head, even though I bought spares.
You can find the small set for about $60 online.

https://www.blairequipment.com/rotabroach-cutters

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I used regular old drill bits when I drilled out the spot welds on my Comanche
(outer rocker and lower cab corner).

Wasn't really that hard, and I only drilled until the weld let go so smaller holes made for less weld to put back when I hot-glue-gunned the new pieces in. Smile
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I've owned a Blair RotaBroach set for about 5 years. I've only broken one cutter (spot weld size). The replaceable cutters are pretty affordable compared to the cost of the original set. Like I said previously, they are the best you can buy...

http://shop.blairequipment.com/Fractional-Rotabroach-Cutter-Kit-p/11090.htm



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I like the Blair rotabroach, but the cutter (double ended) did not last through cutting off a Hornet hatchback quarter at the spot welds.  I intend to use it again if I ever need it.  Joe
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+1 for the harbor freight cutter. About $10, has cut ~150 welds my javelin and still has some life left in it.
You only get one size (~1/4") and it might not be as fast as a more expensive cutter, but I have no complaints.
Plazin's Tips... center punch first, don't "gorilla it", let the tool do the work and rotate the angle a little as you go.
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