metal drums

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4570

Senior Member
i have 23 metal drums. what is the best way to cut the top out of these drums. don't have a torch.
 

snuffy

Senior Member
Best way is to get a DRUM DEHEADER.
McMaster Carr has them for $59.12
Home Depot and Lowes may have them also
I have one you could borrow but it is in McDonough.
 

Swede

Senior Member
Used a jigsaw before with a metal cutting blade.
 

Burl E.

Senior Member
Used a jigsaw before with a metal cutting blade.
Just be careful and make sure they don't have any flammable liquids or vapors still inside.

BOOM! :hair:
 

jimbo4116

Retired Moderator
Air chisel with cutter bit or a good Sawsall.

Metal cutting blades are expensive.

Might could buy a head cutter for the same money.
 

Jake Allen

Administrator
A drum deheader works like a charm and does not leave a sharp edge. It actually bends the cut edge down against the top ring of
the barrel.
Make sure the bung hole is removed to let any vapors escape before cutting. Even a drum deheader can create a spark.
I have taken the top from a bunch of drums.
 
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4570

Senior Member
thank's for all the info guys . a drum deheader should be on ups today.
 
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