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Tools: Tube cutting


#1

I picked up a small (almost tiny) tube cutter from Ace Hardware, a
local hardware store. It was is a discount bin, I picked it up for
$3.99. It cuts perfectly!. I make small perfume pendants out of
silver tube, so I cut many many many. This is the best I have
found to do the trick. My husband informed me that I can pay more
and get one bigger that would last longer. Until this one wears
out, it’s fine.


#2

I picked up a small (almost tiny) tube cutter from Ace Hardware, a
local hardware store. It was is a discount bin, I picked it up for
$3.99.

Is this the thing that looks kind of like a “C” clamp with two
flat rollers on one end, and a carbide cutting discus thingy on the
other end? If so, I’ve got one I used to cut Aluminum A/C lines for
cars with. I never thought about using it in the studio-
duh!(again).

T.


#3
  I picked up a small (almost tiny) tube cutter from Ace
Hardware, a local hardware store.  It was is a discount bin, I
picked it up for $3.99.

I have used one of these for a long time but just on copper and
brass tubing in larger sizes. One problem is with maring the metal
with the rollers. I have always just lived with this but after
thinking about it I guess I could wrap the tubing with tape to save
on sanding. The other thing to keep in mind is to replace the
cutting wheels often, if you don’t the cutter will tend to “walk up
the tubing” instead of cutting.

Loveland