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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:43 pm

Just got a new tool delivered this week that makes pipe cutting operations very smooth. I highly recommend a pipe bug if you have the need to cut large pipes.

http://www.bugo.com/pdf/Pipe-Bug.pdf
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Unread postAuthor: Cosmic Muffin » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:58 pm

how big is this gun your planning to make? :lol:
it looks rather expensive...
looks like a pretty neat little gadget
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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:13 pm

Got the motorized version with a guide rail (ie, top of the line). 'Twere about $8k, but I think it'll be worth it's weight in gold.
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Unread postAuthor: Cosmic Muffin » Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:18 pm

what are you gonna use it for?
do you need it for work? or are you trying to make a mammoth cannon..
and i spose 8k, you get what you pay for. should last you a while.
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Unread postAuthor: Lentamentalisk » Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:23 pm

Does this have anything to do with your "random comments" thread? :wink:
We are still all waiting on the "Random Pictures" thread you know.
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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:23 pm

There will never be random pictures. Only a press release.
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:28 pm

D_Hall wrote:There will never be random pictures. Only a press release.
Perhaps an estimation on when we could expect that?
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Unread postAuthor: CasinoVanart » Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:06 am

Well by the sound of it Frank they haven't started to cut the pipe yet..
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Unread postAuthor: Hotwired » Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:16 am

Give it a few years. Monster industrial cannons don't grow overnight :)

8k for a cutting torch that pulls itself round a pipe!

The cost of some industrial toys seem insane on a hobby forum.
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Unread postAuthor: Moonbogg » Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:35 am

8k? Are you cutting bigass pipes like all day long?
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:43 am

Hotwired wrote:8k for a cutting torch that pulls itself round a pipe!

The cost of some industrial toys seem insane on a hobby forum.


That's a pretty specialized torch, they may even build them as the orders come in...demand will way outweigh the supply.

Also, $8k for a serious tool in industry is chicken feed guys.... 8)
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Unread postAuthor: Moonbogg » Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:23 am

starman wrote:Also, $8k for a serious tool in industry is chicken feed guys.... 8)


Word. Imagine what kind of cannon you could make with 8k though! If I had 8k to poop out, i'd design something so sick it would just be totally retarded and unnecessary.
So when I was choosing a material for my project, I thought "Oh, I bet titanium would be strong and light". I saw the price of a square foot of 1/8" material and almost choked on my tongue.
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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:29 am

Moonbogg wrote:Word. Imagine what kind of cannon you could make with 8k though!

8k is indeed chicken feed. :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: pizlo » Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:34 am

You'd make one chicken very satisfied...
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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:34 am

CasinoVanart wrote:Well by the sound of it Frank they haven't started to cut the pipe yet..

Not true at all! The pipe bug is sooo damned cool, that even though we just took delivery of it this week, we've only one cut left to make. The damned thing is just Fracking Cool!
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