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Old 03-25-2019, 07:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Tube Cutting Help Needed - Katy, TX

Iím looking for someone to cut me around 20-30 tubes for the Knurl GT (Penn State Ind) kit.

I donít have the equipment to cut them as accurately as needed for this kit.

Is there anyone local who might be interested in doing this for me? Happy to pay. I have the 3/8Ē x 10Ē tubes and will provide.

Let me know if youíre willing/interested in helping out.

Thanks!
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https://m.lowes.com/pd/LENOX-1-8-in-...ter/1000619051



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Those copper tube cutters crush thin walled brass tubes. At least thatís been my experience.


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Those copper tube cutters crush thin walled brass tubes. At least that’s been my experience.
I agree. . I don't use them. . I cut my tubes with a very small hacksaw, holding the tubes in pen jaws on the headstock chuck of my lathe (being careful to protect my lathe from accidental saw strokes). . I then use the lathe to true up the ends of the cut brass tube pieces to the correct length. . It takes a few minutes, but is worth it, in my opinion.
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I use a similar one made by Revell. You can pick one up locally at Michel's or Hobby Lobby.
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66936 T-Handle Reamer Harbor Freight. Same thing I would use to clean up the burr from a hacksaw blade opens the slight compression of a brass tube, if you end up with one. If you are crushing the brass tube you are over tightening. Often about 3 turns and you can snap the tube without cutting through.


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Joey; I made this brass tube cutter some time ago. It mounts on the same jig I use for trimming blanks to exact length. Slap a tube in the jig and cut the tube to same length.

http://content.penturners.org/librar...ass_cutter.pdf

I thought I had done an article on the Blank table saw jig I have, but maybe not. Here is a photo of the blank cutting jig.

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Table saw with a jig is what I use.
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Get a mini chop saw from Harbor Freight and cut them yourself. Very clean cuts from this.

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