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It's described as SDS MAX and Spline combination. This question/answer imply that your choices are... SDS MAX and Spline. SDS MAX is incompatible with (and much larger than) the other SDS types. What are the differences between SDS, SDS Plus, and SDS Max drills?
You need SDS Max. (SDS Plus, sometimes just called SDS, is smaller and won't fit.) For what it's worth, I've had good luck with Bosch and Dewalt SDS bits.
I just cut some 1/2" 6061 aluminum using a Rockwell Versacut 3 3/8" circular saw and it worked great. The saw came with an aluminum cutting blade which looks like a regular inexpensive steel blade. I made several strait and clean cuts thru the 1/2" aluminum without using a saw guide with no problem. While the saw has plenty of power to cut thru the 1/2 ...
Framing hammers are heavy duty rip hammers with a straight claw: Standard hammers have a curved claw: Weight and means of manufacture have nothing to do with the differences in versatility of these two hammers. Notice the juxtaposition of both of those, in both these examples, compared to the other answer's requirements; these are just a crappy rip ...
The best bet is to find a stud and use a heavy nail or screw. If that isn't an option for the print's sake, I've had luck in such walls with toggle bolts before. It can be hit or miss with screws and even mollies and screws in tandem because behind the plaster and cement are 3/8" thick by 1 3/8" wide strips of wood spaced 3/8" apart called lath, which is ...
If you're not comfortable using power tools, and the roots are not too large (less than about 2 inches). A Ratcheting Lopper should handle the job.
If you are comfortable using power tools a Sawz-all also called a reciprocating saw will do the job. You will want a coarse blade with less than 14 teeth per inch. They are available in battery powered models if you don't have an outlet nearby. If you have never used anything like it before ask the salesperson if they can show you how to use it safely. Ask ...
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