# Chop Saw?

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#### 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

#### Captain_John

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

CJ

#### Mike Armstrong

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Cj, which tubing cutter do you use? Is it a notcher?

#### CaptAlRice

##### Member
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.

#### PTAirco

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 #### Mike Armstrong ##### Well-Known Member 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

Yup, sure did, thanks Colin.

#### BAILEIGH INC

##### Well-Known Member
Cold saws make short work of 4130 tube. Nice burr free cut.