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Technical Best Exhaust Tubing Pipe Cutter?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by brigrat, Jan 2, 2018.

  1. brigrat
    Joined: Nov 9, 2007
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    When you do a net search there's many diff. tubing cutters out there, any one have a favorite? Mainly looking for a cutter that will cut exhaust tubing, sometimes steering column pipe. Being able to cut square to tube is a plus! Thanks!
     
  2. Ridgid Tool pipe cutter , i have a 2-1/8" and a 4"

    plenty of used ones around....put a new cutting wheel on it and you are good for many cuts
     
  3. lostone
    Joined: Oct 13, 2013
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    from kansas

  4. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
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    Ellis band saw.
     

  5. nunattax
    Joined: Jan 10, 2011
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    chop saw /mini grinder for scribing
     
  6. gasser57!
    Joined: Aug 22, 2012
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    Femi makes a great product. Kind of expensive, but I really like the one I purchased. Cleaner cuts than a chop saw too.

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  7. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
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    I use several different tools for cutting exhaust tubing (and other tubing). Usually a chop saw, sometimes a hack saw, and if it's in the car and needs to be cut, I use a chain roller cutter

    cutter.jpg
     
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  8. 48jeep
    Joined: Apr 3, 2009
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    I used an Imperial- Eastman tubing cutter for years to cut thin wall ( up to .065 wall )Stainless Steel tubing . There were two different size cutter that were used depending on the diameter of the tube. It is important to use a hardened cutting wheel for stainless and don't force it otherwise you end up threading the tubing rather than cutting it. Another solution is to use a tubing vise with a guide for a hacksaw blade. The second solution is probably best unless you are in the field.
     
  9. cshades
    Joined: Sep 2, 2011
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    from wi

    we use a Rigid #30 cutter on our pipe bender in the shop. it cuts perfect straight and seems to last a long time between cutting wheel changes
     
  10. For cutting out old pipe, I use the cutting torch or the Vise Grip tubing cutter, like Squirrel described.
    For fitting, I normally use a Rigid pipe cutter, and a cutting wheel for fitting pipes like the crossover.
    Bob
     

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