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creative_mind
08-09-2004, 07:26 PM
I have several brass and aluminum thin wall tubings measuring .03 in. to .05 in. wall thickness with an o.d. from .06 to .50 inch.

What is the best way to CLEANLY cut the tubings?

The tools I have on hand are bandsaw, table saw, scroll saw, chop saw, lathe, vertical mill, and Dremel.

:cheers:

DSL PWR
08-09-2004, 10:20 PM
With the tools that you have a bandsaw is probably the best bet. To do it right get a tubing cutter (like one that is used for plumbing) and a deburing tool.

BT1
08-13-2004, 08:25 PM
You have access to a lathe, parting these off should be fairly easy even with HSS, use coolant...

wjbzone
08-13-2004, 11:50 PM
I use a circular jewelers saw. A 3" diameter blade about 0.020 thick with a fine pitch tooth works good. I hold it in an arbor on a manual mill.
Bill

Twmaster
08-15-2004, 03:19 AM
I use a small tubing cutter purchased at Home Depot for most of my tubing cuts. I also have used a razor saw and a small set of files to clean up the burrs.