Chop Saw?

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  1. Jan 12, 2008 #1

    Mike Armstrong

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    What do you use to cut 4130 tube? I dont mean fishmouthing to fit but rather just cutting pieces to legnth. A chop saw with a metal cutting blade, hacksaw, maybe a Ginso knife?:gig:


    Mike
     
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    Mike, I use a tubing cutter and then debur it with my Dremel tool.

    :) CJ
     
  3. Jan 13, 2008 #3

    Mike Armstrong

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    Cj, which tubing cutter do you use? Is it a notcher?
     
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    I love my chop saw. It's fast and since you're going to notch/grind & fit the end anyway, it works great for just cutting to length.
     
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    Harbor Freight chop saw - $ 50 sale item, had it for 4 years, hasn't broken yet and I am only on the second blade.
     
  6. Jan 14, 2008 #6

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    I use one of these:

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    You can get one in Home Depot's aviation department.

    :) CJ
     
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    Mitre saw with a metal cut-off blade.
     
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    Cutting blade in a pneumatic die grinder. Then a cone in the same die grinder to shape for the joint.
     
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    Hey Mike!

    I think you know what I use? My $5 grinder from Menards.

    They have sales where if you can get it in a bag, it's 50% off or something? I'm sure I paid $5 for it.

    I just use the dewalt wheels and it works great.

    I had looked at the cut-off saws, but since you always cut a little long any way, the grinder works perfect.

    Did you get my e-mail on the DVD updates?

    Colin

    http://www.jumprunenterprises.com
     
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    Yup, sure did, thanks Colin.
     
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    Cold saws make short work of 4130 tube. Nice burr free cut.
     

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