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Unread postAuthor: ALIHISGREAT » Fri Sep 07, 2007 11:14 am

frankrede wrote:Cotton string works great for cutting pvc, unless the piece is too thin or it will break, and it makes perfect cuts that are straight.


cool i didnt realise that you could use string
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Unread postAuthor: dongfang » Thu Sep 13, 2007 6:27 pm

Hi,

I use a miter-box saw (an all metal thing running on guide rods, not a wooden box thing), but if I had a pipe cutter, sure I would use it. Or anything else that makes a nice rectangular cut.

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Unread postAuthor: HaiThar » Thu Sep 20, 2007 4:13 pm

Pete Zaria wrote:These are around $10-12 at the local hardware store (for one that cuts 2.5" pipe and smaller, the bigger one [which cuts upto 4"] is around $25):

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You put the pipe in the jaws, clamp down the blade until it just makes contact with the pvc, rotate the pvc in the jaws a few times, crank down the blade a little bit tighter, repeat (the cut gets deeper each time), 10 passes or so produces a perfectly clean cut. They also cut soft copper just fine, but eventually you need to replace the blade (about $2...).

Am I the only one that has one of these? :-p

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The problem with those is that they leave a sort of tapered edge on the end of PVC , which you must file or shave, or get off somehow, which is much more trouble than its worth.They do work well on copper though...
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Unread postAuthor: metalmeltr » Sun Nov 01, 2009 7:53 am

Edited by jrrdw for kicking up old topic with no new relevant information!
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Unread postAuthor: MasterBlaster » Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:19 pm

You could probably use an old Brake cable off a bicicyle.
I also have a wire saw which is just as effective as a hacksaw but a lot cheaper
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:28 pm

@metalmeltr

See what happens when you kick up old topics with nothing new. You get your post edited in a embarrassing way. This is the second time you've been told. What does it take? Everybody pointing their finger at you in public.
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