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Unread postAuthor: Sticky_Tape » Tue Jul 15, 2008 4:40 pm

How do you do this I have always wondered.
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Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Tue Jul 15, 2008 5:18 pm

a metal seizor (try to understand that word) or angel grinder with a thin disk..
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Unread postAuthor: Killjoy » Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:42 pm

Dremel tool with cut off wheels.
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Unread postAuthor: biggsauce » Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:37 pm

What are the dimensions of the pipe you wish to cut? I've never tried, but I would imagine it could be cut on a table saw. With the right blade, I've ripped 1/4" aluminum plate with no problem. Spray her down with some WD-40 though and go slow.

That is if you have access to a table saw. If not, as killjoy said, the dremel is your friend
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Unread postAuthor: SpudMonster » Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:43 am

Bandsaw. Either that or a hacksaw and time.
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Unread postAuthor: Eddbot » Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:11 am

while we're on the topic of cutting pipe sideways
is there a way to cut galvanised steel pipe down one side...
would a dremel with a cutting wheel be enough?
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:22 am

Eddbot wrote:while we're on the topic of cutting pipe sideways
is there a way to cut galvanised steel pipe down one side...
would a dremel with a cutting wheel be enough?
With time and many many many disks
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Unread postAuthor: Killjoy » Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:46 am

Bandsaw. Either that or a hacksaw and time.


You can actually convert a cheap wood band saw to cut metal pretty easily, I got a book that shows how. You just have to gear it so the rpms are low and throw on a bi metal blade. Just thought I mention that.

while we're on the topic of cutting pipe sideways
is there a way to cut galvanized steel pipe down one side...
would a dremel with a cutting wheel be enough?


Like frank said, LOTS of disk and LOTS of time, probably cost a lot too. It would be a lot cheaper and easier to use a grinder with cutting disks, and you can find a decent one online or at a discount tool store pretty cheap now days. That's your best bet.[/quote]
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Wed Jul 16, 2008 2:58 am

while we're on the topic of cutting pipe sideways
is there a way to cut galvanised steel pipe down one side...
would a dremel with a cutting wheel be enough?
making one small hole (0.5" by 1") toke me about 1.5 hour

it can be done but it's not practical in any way

if you want to do it to make a breech loading or something like that it would be better if you use copper or aluminium pipe
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Unread postAuthor: TurboSuper » Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:12 am

I think an angle grinder would be your best bet, as long as you don't mind a wide cut.
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Unread postAuthor: Sticky_Tape » Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:04 am

Yeah my dremel works with the cut off disks thanks guys!
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Wed Jul 16, 2008 2:19 pm

A die grinder would work even better
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