Has anyone used a regular bandsaw (like a portable dewalt or something) to cut coral?

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I have a red goniopora that has gotten out of control. its completely encrusted the entire rock its on (which is a little bigger than a baseball) and since ive recently strategically increased nutrients in the tank, the tentacles have gone crazy, extending as much as 6 inches.

i need to frag this thing bad, and i think i need a coral bandsaw with a diamond blade. I really dont want to shell out $300 bucks just to frag one coral. I have a regular dewalt portable bandsaw and also a hilti bandsaw, i was wondering if anyones used or found the diamond tipped style blades that will fit these saws so that I can make this one cut or if anyone else has any other recommendations, id be open to that as well
 
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chisel and hammer if you want to keep it cheap. should be able to break off a few chunks of rock with the encrusted goni that way
 

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I got an inland just send it to me...i will send you a small piece back

Seriously i would use a dremel(with a lot of water dripping on ot) before a traditional bandsaw
 
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Hmmm I have a dremel but I think that’s going to be too small, I’ve used it to frag Duncan’s before

I have an angle grinder and a diamond tipped 4” blade that I’ve used for cutting paver bricks up. Probably shouldn’t use that already used blade, I’ll buy a new one and maybe I’ll have my wife drizzle water on it while I’m cutting with an empty Gatorade bottle or something
 

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I just cut up several of the large, cone shaped frag plugs using a Dremel tool and cheap diamond cutting wheels that I got off Amazon. The blade wasn't big enough to cut all the way through so I cut both sides and then just snapped the plug in half. The blades are very thin and worked great. PS: I suggest you wear a mask when cutting.
 
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