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What grinder for cast iron handles?

Jersey DougJersey Doug Posts: 460
edited 9:58PM in EggHead Forum
I'd like to cut the handles off some extra cast iron skillets and griddles I have sitting around. What kind of grinder should I be looking at? (I don't have an air compressor.) If it makes a difference, I also want to remove some material from the inside of the Mini DFMT to get it to fit better.


  • RVHRVH Posts: 523
    A hacksaw and about two minutes is all it takes :)
  • RRPRRP Posts: 18,946 it by hand and then clean up with a bench grinder.
    L, M, S, Mini
    Dunlap, IL
  • RRPRRP Posts: 18,946
    clean up looks like this:


    Here's another project where I used a sabre saw with metal cutting blades. Cast iron is actually a soft metal and easy to cut.

    L, M, S, Mini
    Dunlap, IL
  • TXTrikerTXTriker Posts: 1,177
    You keep your old handles? Was I supposed to keep mine or send them to you? LOL.
  • RRPRRP Posts: 18,946
    just an old habit I guess like notches on my gun...until my handle fell off... :S
    L, M, S, Mini
    Dunlap, IL
  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428


    Here are two from my collection, the griddle on the bottom is 117 +/- years old. Notice the wire bail.... Makes for real easy lifting on and off.

    I like your handle collection. Most times, I'm pretty free wheelin' with a grinder. welding22.gif I love mods.
    Happy Trails

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
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