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#1 frigginninja

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Posted 16 October 2004 - 08:47 PM

How do you cut larger PVC so that it is nice and perpendicular and clean on the end? Like for 2" PVC. I tried a hacksaw but it's not very clean or accurate. All of the specific PVC cutters I have seen say that they only cut up to 1-5/8" diameter.

So do you have to use a big table saw for anything over 1-5/8", or is there another way?

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#2 moosenukem

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Posted 16 October 2004 - 09:44 PM

I use a table saw fopr everything I cut, even brass. And it works great!
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Posted 16 October 2004 - 11:03 PM

I cut it with a hacksaw, and of course its uneven, so i sand down the edges until i get a straight enough edge to work with.
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Posted 16 October 2004 - 11:06 PM

Hacksaw with a miter box gives good results, take your time with it. I'm a little more used to a coping saw myself. Ask your pops or any tool inclined fellow (if he really isn't)
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Posted 17 October 2004 - 08:16 AM

I use a giant pipe cutter for all my pipe cutting needs. It gives incredibly good results, except the top edge usually needs to be sanded down.
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Posted 17 October 2004 - 08:18 AM

You can find larger cutters but if you don't have a hacksaw and box pick one up you'll get more use out of it, for instance it works well for making darts.
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Posted 17 October 2004 - 10:22 PM

For exact lengths, I use a dremel, though if you are not careful, you can easily break cutting disks. Also, I found good results with a hacksaw for barrels and such, as long as you just dremel the edges afterwards. You don't get a perfect measurement, but it has a clean cut.
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#8 moosenukem

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Posted 18 October 2004 - 02:22 PM

I use a hacksaw sometimes but I have one of those fancy wancy table sanders that can really sand good, if I cut the pipe wrong then I can just sand down the bad spot. Then if there is stuff inside the piope I use my drill rasp to get that out. All in all it works very very very well.
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#9 frigginninja

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Posted 20 October 2004 - 06:50 PM

Thanks guys. Yeah, the hacksaw/miter box combo is workin well. Holy crap, I would think that it would take a long time to use a dremel disc :w00t:
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Posted 20 October 2004 - 07:27 PM

whats a mitter box?
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Posted 20 October 2004 - 07:35 PM

whats a mitter box?

A miter box is a box that you use for getting straight cuts out of hacksaws. Ask your dad, he probably can show you one.
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Posted 20 October 2004 - 07:50 PM

4 words:

Japanese Pull-action saw.
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Posted 20 October 2004 - 08:47 PM

Oh ok thanks
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Posted 22 October 2004 - 01:02 AM

I actually use an electrical jigsaw, which is nice because it delivers straight cuts. If you're really into it, you can (as one of my friends does [gr?]) get or happen to have a bandsaw, but it's really not necessary. Before, I used the hacksaw. Allow yourself approx 1/4(if you suck at cutting)-1/16" extra room for sanding down to size. The extra space will allow you to smoothen it out as well as make it flatter. Start with a file if the cut really sucked.
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