Cut my oil filter

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  1. Jodi

    Jodi Veteran Member

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    This is what I use.

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  2. muscl car

    muscl car Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    You don't need to cut open a filter when using those Moroso oil filter screens


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    I see the oil filter. Seems the pipe wrench is being used an oil filter wrench.
    I don't have a pic handy, but there are many "tail-pipe / muffler cutters that are essential a chain wrench as above, but also having with a row of cutter blades

    here ya go, see the chain's rollers are actually cutter wheels. But seems the chain wrench above has standard links that grab pipe. JMO The pressure required to cut may simply crush a thinner oil filter's wall; maybe not
    https://www.amazon.com/GEARWRENCH-2031DD-Exhaust-Tailpipe-Cutter/dp/B000M93OUM

    see Jodi's chain wrench exhaust pipe cutter ... it has cutter rollers
     
  4. COPO

    COPO Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    This is the one I bought, Proform 66490 Oil Filter Cutter.
    Works on both my Wix and John Deere filters.
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    Added washer to center the blade and wobble.
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  5. krabben1

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    I got the jegs version.Think its about 41 bucks.
     
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    Thats not going to show you bearing material,cutting the filter open does.
     
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  8. ChevyReb

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    I used a hammer and a chizzle because the darn K&N top metal was too thick for my sheet metal players to cut. So I did get some of that in there. Only thing I could find in the folds of filter was one or two very fine metal shavings and some chevy orange paint flecks. Hope I'm good to go. I saw nothing in the drained oil.

    I've never seen the filter screens before thanks Chuck. Also I
    Will be buying screen and buying or making a tool to open filters for next oil change. I appreciate all of the information everyone has provided so far!
     
  9. COPO

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    Garage is my kitchen.
     

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