Essential Tools and Toys For Irrigators

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Kiril, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    My Makita was very handy in tight spots, using the metal cutting blade reduced the burrs. During freezing weather, that's all I used for installs.
     
  2. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Silver Member
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    It's always handy to have a piece of mason's line around to use as a saw in a pinch.

    Hmm, might be the topic for a new thread - things used instead of real tools...
     
  3. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
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    Like a coin instead of a screwdriver?
     
  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    A marking flag instead an allen wrench, for adjusting a Super600?
     
  5. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Skilsaw or hand saw for big pipe.

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  6. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    for pvc 1 1/4 or smaller i use this. For bigger pipe I use Porter Cable 18 volt reciprocating saw.

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  7. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    I always liked the dewalt cordless sawzall . Good for trimming valve boxes too.
     
  8. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Sawzall is good for trimming valve boxes, yes. Jumps around too much for my taste cutting pipe though, especially when using your knee/leg as your saw horse.
     
  9. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    Make sure ya have variable speed and a metal blade.
     
  10. ARGOS

    ARGOS LawnSite Silver Member
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    Sawzall leaves pipe messy. I use a hand saw on anything over 2" or chop saw. I have a ratchet cutter for under 2". I think it is from Pasco.
     

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