Cutting Brass Tubing
Posted 10 January 2008 - 02:13 PM
Posted 10 January 2008 - 03:23 PM
Afterwards, I use another Dremel bit to sand the inner and outer edges of the cut end. The cuts won't be perfect, but your brass won't be bent in either.
I suppose that you could use the tubing cutter and then try grinding off the bent-in portion. I've never tried it, but it could work. Just be sure to cut your brass slightly longer (like 1/8" or so) so that the tubing doesn't come out too short.
Edited by jwasko, 10 January 2008 - 03:24 PM.
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Posted 10 January 2008 - 04:22 PM
And yeah, a Dremel works great too.
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Posted 10 January 2008 - 06:51 PM
I get my best cuts with a hack saw and a miter box.
Posted 10 January 2008 - 06:59 PM
Works great. I tried a larger one, but it dented the brass HORRIBLY. This one is tiny and cuts brass good and CPVC desently. I think I got mine for liek 3 bucks at a hobby store back in Maryland.
Posted 10 January 2008 - 07:36 PM
I use one of these on anything smaller than 1" PVC. On brass (17/32), The ends are pinched in ever so slightly. Hardly makes a difference compared to my old dremel cuts, and it cuts much cleaner.
EDIT: I forgot to say: the reamer (triangular piece of metal used to deburr) takes care of the indents. I can actually get the pipe to flare outward; useful if I'm too busy to watch a reload.
Edited by lionhead333, 10 January 2008 - 07:44 PM.
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Posted 10 January 2008 - 07:43 PM
Posted 14 January 2008 - 03:44 AM
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The round cutters (like LMA posted) will often leave a "lip" that curves inward...make sure you don't make it too tight when using it. Personally, my best cuts with brass were using a handsaw. Never left a lip...though sometimes the cuts were pretty ugly.
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