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Unread postAuthor: pat123 » Thu Sep 06, 2007 2:55 pm

if you tie a string between two things and slide the pipe back and forth it will cut the pvc a lot faster then you could with a hacksaw
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Unread postAuthor: ALIHISGREAT » Thu Sep 06, 2007 2:58 pm

what kind of string?
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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Thu Sep 06, 2007 3:17 pm

Yea... What kind of string are you talking about?
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Unread postAuthor: rednecktatertosser » Thu Sep 06, 2007 3:21 pm

or, you could go get a PVC cable saw for a dollar or two. which is the same thing, but with steel cable not string
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Unread postAuthor: ALIHISGREAT » Thu Sep 06, 2007 3:28 pm

thats probably what he means... not string.
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Unread postAuthor: singularity » Thu Sep 06, 2007 3:29 pm

i used nylon string once it worked, but using a hacksaw is a little more precise in my opinion.
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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Thu Sep 06, 2007 3:30 pm

Or you could just use a circular saw with an 80-tooth blade...
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Unread postAuthor: Pete Zaria » Thu Sep 06, 2007 3:34 pm

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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Unread postAuthor: thespeedycicada » Thu Sep 06, 2007 3:40 pm

nope i have one but i only use it for copper.
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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Thu Sep 06, 2007 3:41 pm

I have one somewhere, but I find a circular saw to be much quicker.
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Unread postAuthor: singularity » Thu Sep 06, 2007 3:44 pm

i got one but i still prefer my trusty hack saw
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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Thu Sep 06, 2007 3:45 pm

*sigh* You people and your manual labor...
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Unread postAuthor: rednecktatertosser » Thu Sep 06, 2007 3:49 pm

There is just a certin satisfaction you get from using hand tools...
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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Thu Sep 06, 2007 3:50 pm

There's also a certain satisfaction from using power tools and knowing I saved myself half an hour of work. I get enough excercise from soccer anyway.
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Unread postAuthor: pat123 » Thu Sep 06, 2007 3:52 pm

nope i am talking about regullar string it might be nylon i don't know i cut a 3/4 in tee in half in less then 10 seconds
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