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#1 nerfalchemist

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 08:35 PM

For my next mod I will be working with brass and in order to cut brass nicely I will need pipe/tubing cutters. Does anyone recommend a specific brand or model? Thanks, nerfalchemist.
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#2 six-five-two

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 08:45 PM

K&S brand. You're better off using PETG though.
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#3 nerfalchemist

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 08:53 PM

Ok thanks. Oh and I canít use PETG for what Iím doing but I plan to use it in future mods.

Edited by nerfalchemist, 05 October 2007 - 08:54 PM.

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#4 AJAQ

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Posted 06 October 2007 - 10:00 AM

I just use a fresh metal/hack saw. It works out fine.
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#5 monkey with a nf

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Posted 06 October 2007 - 10:49 AM

I will warn you- pipe cutters will bend the tubing inward, making it useless for a breech covering. If I need the end to be flat, I use pipe cutters to lightly mark the tubing, use a Dremel cutting wheel to cut around the tube, and then use sandpaper to deburr and smooth the cut.
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Posted 06 October 2007 - 11:20 AM

I use just an off brand style of pipe cutter. But since brass is very bendable, get one with a pointed rounding tool on the end. Only use that if you need to round the tubing out. They also work beautifully on other tube types such as PVC, CPVC, PETG, and a few others.
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#7 nerfalchemist

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Posted 06 October 2007 - 03:01 PM

Thank you every one for your help! I now know exactly what to get.
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Posted 06 October 2007 - 03:52 PM

All you need it a simple K&S pipe cutter, nothing fancy. Just turn it slowly and don't tighten it too much untill it gets really loose on the pipe again, then it wont warp
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