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I assume everybody has heard about the two inmates who escaped from
the upstate New York prison. I saw photos of the metal they cut on
their way out. That 24" pipe they cut a hole in looks at least 1/2"
thick. The precision of the cut looked almost like it was done by a
pipe fitter. I was impressed to say the least. Is today's Sawzall and
blades that much better than what I had 30 years ago?

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On 13-Jun-15 2:07 PM, Gray_Wolf wrote:


I assume everybody has heard about the two inmates who escaped from
the upstate New York prison. I saw photos of the metal they cut on
their way out. That 24" pipe they cut a hole in looks at least 1/2"
thick. The precision of the cut looked almost like it was done by a
pipe fitter. I was impressed to say the least. Is today's Sawzall and
blades that much better than what I had 30 years ago?


I'm in Australia and saw it on the TV news.

That cut looked like it had been marked out and cut with care. I was
quite surprised.

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On 2015-06-13, Gray_Wolf wrote:


I assume everybody has heard about the two inmates who escaped from
the upstate New York prison. I saw photos of the metal they cut on
their way out. That 24" pipe they cut a hole in looks at least 1/2"
thick. The precision of the cut looked almost like it was done by a
pipe fitter. I was impressed to say the least. Is today's Sawzall and
blades that much better than what I had 30 years ago?


I think that they used an angle grinder, it looks like.

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Ignoramus27939 wrote:
On 2015-06-13, Gray_Wolf wrote:

I assume everybody has heard about the two inmates who escaped from
the upstate New York prison. I saw photos of the metal they cut on
their way out. That 24" pipe they cut a hole in looks at least 1/2"
thick. The precision of the cut looked almost like it was done by a
pipe fitter. I was impressed to say the least. Is today's Sawzall and
blades that much better than what I had 30 years ago?


I think that they used an angle grinder, it looks like.

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Yep. The hardest part was getting through the cell walls. The female
guard they arrested gave them the tools to do that. Once out they had
access to the maintenance passages and got down to the lower areas. The
tools they used there were ones left by the crews that were doing repair
work in the tunnels.

Governor cumstain has issued a $100,000.00 reward (taxpayer money) to
anyone who provides info that gets the two cons back. They won't say if
that's dead or alive though... Considering that it's running 1 million
(taxpayer money) a day for the search and this is day 9, I'd say he's
cheap.


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On 2015-06-14, Steve W. wrote:
Ignoramus27939 wrote:
On 2015-06-13, Gray_Wolf wrote:

I assume everybody has heard about the two inmates who escaped from
the upstate New York prison. I saw photos of the metal they cut on
their way out. That 24" pipe they cut a hole in looks at least 1/2"
thick. The precision of the cut looked almost like it was done by a
pipe fitter. I was impressed to say the least. Is today's Sawzall and
blades that much better than what I had 30 years ago?


I think that they used an angle grinder, it looks like.

i


Yep. The hardest part was getting through the cell walls. The female
guard they arrested gave them the tools to do that. Once out they had
access to the maintenance passages and got down to the lower areas. The
tools they used there were ones left by the crews that were doing repair
work in the tunnels.


I thought that they used an angle grinder because of cuts
characteristically extending beyond the rectangle that they cut out.

But, how did they know that they would find the tools? Additionally,
as they used an angle grinder to cut a big hole in a thick pipe means
that they needed a lot of grinding discs, at least a couple of dozen.
I find it a little unlikely that they accidentally found that many.

I do use angle grinders on jobs often and have a good idea of how many
blades usually are laying around, never as many.

Governor cumstain has issued a $100,000.00 reward (taxpayer money) to
anyone who provides info that gets the two cons back. They won't say if
that's dead or alive though... Considering that it's running 1 million
(taxpayer money) a day for the search and this is day 9, I'd say he's
cheap.


A fascinating story so far.

i


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Ignoramus27939 wrote:
On 2015-06-14, Steve W. wrote:
Ignoramus27939 wrote:
On 2015-06-13, Gray_Wolf wrote:
I assume everybody has heard about the two inmates who escaped from
the upstate New York prison. I saw photos of the metal they cut on
their way out. That 24" pipe they cut a hole in looks at least 1/2"
thick. The precision of the cut looked almost like it was done by a
pipe fitter. I was impressed to say the least. Is today's Sawzall and
blades that much better than what I had 30 years ago?
I think that they used an angle grinder, it looks like.

i

Yep. The hardest part was getting through the cell walls. The female
guard they arrested gave them the tools to do that. Once out they had
access to the maintenance passages and got down to the lower areas. The
tools they used there were ones left by the crews that were doing repair
work in the tunnels.


I thought that they used an angle grinder because of cuts
characteristically extending beyond the rectangle that they cut out.

But, how did they know that they would find the tools? Additionally,
as they used an angle grinder to cut a big hole in a thick pipe means
that they needed a lot of grinding discs, at least a couple of dozen.
I find it a little unlikely that they accidentally found that many.


They had inside help. A female guard brought them some things plus she
knew about the work being done. It was well planned out.


I do use angle grinders on jobs often and have a good idea of how many
blades usually are laying around, never as many.


I think it was one of the abrasive demo saws but they are being tight
lipped about it so far.


Governor cumstain has issued a $100,000.00 reward (taxpayer money) to
anyone who provides info that gets the two cons back. They won't say if
that's dead or alive though... Considering that it's running 1 million
(taxpayer money) a day for the search and this is day 9, I'd say he's
cheap.


A fascinating story so far.

i


The last fugitive hunt took close to 2 months and they wouldn't have
caught him then if it hadn't been for the feds checking out a different
case.

The one prior to that took 4 days and they knew right where the guy was.

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