View Full Version : How to cut tires to make feeders?
Nov. 12, 2009, 11:08 AM
Time has come to get new tires for my truck. I was thinking about keeping the old ones to make a couple of feeders for my horses. While I have some of the turned-inside-out tire feedes, I have also seen the ones where 2 tires are stacked up. Is there a way to cut the rim off with a regular skill saw?
Nov. 12, 2009, 02:34 PM
Reciprocating saw might be a better tool for cutting rims out. Maybe you could rent one if you can't borrow. Has a long blade that is thin and pointed, with a back and forth motion. Like what you would use to cut an old window out of a wall. Make a hole in sidewall to get the blade into and then cut around the sidewall.
Son cut sidewalls off some tires with a utility knife. But with force needed to cut, you have to be VERY CAREFUL to prevent any knife slips that could cut you. Change blades often. Try cutting AWAY from you for safety, harder I know.
Nov. 12, 2009, 04:42 PM
A Sawzall (reciprocating saw) will take care of it lickety split. You can rent them for $20 for half a day, and probably if you took the tires to the rental place and gave the guy $10 he'd do it for you.
Truck tires are pretty small--I have used (large) tractor tires that I got free from the John Deere dealer. Even so my one horse picks them up and flings them around like frisbees (they are 60-70 POUNDS!) and I have to tie them or stake them. She'd heave regular-sized tires right over the fence! :lol:
Nov. 12, 2009, 07:44 PM
Just make sure not to cut too much of the sidewall off or you could potentially expose metal (if the belts in the tires are made from steel.)
Good tips here: http://www.axeholmeshires.com/tirefeeder/
Nov. 12, 2009, 07:57 PM
I had the tires to make one of these stashed by the road near my barn, and someone stole both of them. Not both at once, but consecutively. :(
Nov. 12, 2009, 09:06 PM
Thank you, those were great links!!