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How to shorten a concrete pipe sticking from ground

There exist dedicated concrete cutters. For example the Stihl TS 420 has about 12cm cutting depth. I don't know if those saws allow horizontal cutting. A preferred solution would be to simply raise ...
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Is it easy to shorten (cut) this ABS pipe and if yes, how?

Yes, it can be cut. My first choice, tool wise, would be to use an oscillating multitool. They're easy to control and you'd get a nice clean cut.
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How can I fit a board to walls intersecting at an obtuse angle?

Quick and dirty angle-finder - two straight edges and some tape. Straight cardboard will work. Put them against the walls and tape them together at that angle. Cut a piece of cardboard to fit the ...
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Is it easy to shorten (cut) this ABS pipe and if yes, how?

As Matt said, a multi-tool would be the most available/re-usable tool for this. An inside pipe cutter would give a nice square cut. The second question is should you. Look to the manufacturer of the ...
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How to shorten a concrete pipe sticking from ground

My answer assumes your local ordinance permits you to achieve your goal. Mark the inside perimeter with a sharpie or paint line for guidance Use a masonry bit to drill a few holes next to each other ...
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How can I cut 10mm tempered glass?

Based on some web-searching it is not possible to cut tempered glass directly. The glass must be annealed first, which reduces or removes the tempering, Then the glass can be cut in the normal ways. ...
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How to shorten a concrete pipe sticking from ground

Obviously, with a cutting wheel, you would cut around the outside, as deep as possible. 6cm, you say. That will cut through at least some of the concrete wall. Don't forget to stuff a cushion or ...
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Is it easy to shorten (cut) this ABS pipe and if yes, how?

I would not use the sawzall. As you anticipate, it will vibrate the heck out of everything. Hard to use for things not secure in place, and the back wall will just make the saw bounce. Another ...
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What is the trade name for this kind of sheet metal cutter?

It's a Double Cut Metal Shear https://www.tooled-up.com/blog/nibblers-vs-shears-which-is-best-when-it-comes-to-cutting-sheet-metal/ Double cut shears are so called because they use two separate ...
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How to ensure perfectly perpendicular cuts [to a countertop] with a skilsaw?

So you don't go into the cut "blind" not knowing what to expect as a result, if the material is long enough for an extra cut, off set the straight edge an inch or two and cut there. Check ...
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How can I fit a board to walls intersecting at an obtuse angle?

In addition to the more strategic approaches Ecnerwal suggests, I'd offer a technique known to my father as "creeping up on it". Just notch out a modest bit of the corner at a roughly ...
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Can I cut a wall anchor so it will fit in the drilled hole without sticking out

Shelves hold loads eccentric from the wall, causing the upper fasteners to work in tension to keep things stable. When your drywall fastener says that it's rated for 85 pounds, this is probably 85 ...
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Cut 30” circle from 3/16” steel plate using portable bandsaw

A quick maths check says to cut a circle into that square, your bandsaw would need to be able to cut a depth of: (31" x sqrt(2) - 30") / 2 = 6.9" The instructions for the bandsaw ...
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Cut 30” circle from 3/16” steel plate using portable bandsaw

Since you're cutting away the square parts of the plate to make it circular (not cutting a round hole in a square plate, as originally asked), you can use any tool you'd like, including sandpaper (if ...
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Question and the how to cut the angle of a 2x4 that is 109 inches long and 1 end is 3.5 down to 1.5

Why do you need to know the angle? Why not just mark a line on the board and then cut on the line? But if you actually need the angle, that is basic geometry. Which plenty of websites help you ...
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How can I fit a board to walls intersecting at an obtuse angle?

Make a template, cut and glue or securely tape sheets of paper or card so that they make the shape you need. Alternatively. Buy a profile gauge. or make one from bamboo skewers and corrugated card.
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How to ensure perfectly perpendicular cuts [to a countertop] with a skilsaw?

The guide does nothing for "perfectly vertical" - that's the setting of the blade to the baseplate of the saw, and should be checked with a square, as the graduations on the saw's scale are ...
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How to ensure perfectly perpendicular cuts [to a countertop] with a skilsaw?

Skilsaw may not be the best tool for the jib. There are various right-angle guides available. Haven't used them so no opinion. I usually just use a square to draw a reference line and cut on that. ...
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Is it a problem that a door installer cut out most of the trimmer studs?

Building codes are building codes, a contractor should not violate them because he fupped. Regardless if this affects the structural integrity this is not what you wanted done. I wish you had told ...
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What is the right tool to cut a clothesline made of coated steel?

Earlier today, my son and I discovered that someone had borrowed and not returned the long-nose pliers that we usually use for cutting a new clotheslines to size. We tried (very gently and only once) ...
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How to cut out a piece of a stud fully from an existing wall?

I installed an in-wall spice rack with 60 spice jars. I cut the section of the stud with a circular saw and a chisel.
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