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elninio June 1, 2008 09:19 AM

Cutting tubing
 
I'm not trolling... but I would like to know if there is a trick to getting 90 degree cuts on tubing. It always seems I'm cutting the tube perpendicular to the tube length but close inspection reveals a 30 degree cut.. Is there a simple trick to get these 90 degree cuts? I'm talking about the plastic tubing, non-metal.

enaberif June 1, 2008 09:45 AM

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Originally Posted by elninio (Post 60283)
I'm not trolling... but I would like to know if there is a trick to getting 90 degree cuts on tubing. It always seems I'm cutting the tube perpendicular to the tube length but close inspection reveals a 30 degree cut.. Is there a simple trick to get these 90 degree cuts? I'm talking about the plastic tubing, non-metal.

cut like always then get a sharp knife to trim to make it flat

Cardboard box with DSL June 1, 2008 11:51 AM

use a cigar end cutting thingy?

3.0charlie June 1, 2008 11:53 AM

That's the one I use: KwikCut SS100 Stainless Steel Tube Cutter - Black. But I have seen it in the Plumbing section of Home Depot 3 weeks ago.

Junior_1967 June 1, 2008 01:08 PM

I bought one last week at Princess Auto 8.99$
See page 253 in their online catalog, Specialty tools.

http://downloads.princessauto.com/?Lid=E


Cheers,

elninio June 1, 2008 01:14 PM

For small tubing what I use is the plier's shears, but that doesn't work for the standard size tubing. I'm using it to cut a small tube to which I am running a temp probe in, I guess a need a bigger pair of shears...

Phobia June 1, 2008 01:41 PM

hhaa i use scissors :P

biff June 10, 2008 09:07 AM

(assuming 1/2" tubing) I trim it slightly longer than needed, say 1/4", then I stick a 1/2" wooden dowel into the tube and run a sharp knife around it to trim off the excess.

CanadaRox June 10, 2008 12:57 PM

I use one of my mom's extremely sharp knives she uses for cooking (don't tell her). It's extremely sharp, and has a serrated edge like the long knife in this picture: http://www.bestdirect.tv/images/prod...yknives_34.jpg

It works great and the tubing is always cut almost 90 (rarely more than 15 off, but thats just because I get lazy).

matsta31 June 10, 2008 01:24 PM

I use the family scissors...


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