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Old 11-03-2012, 07:40 PM   #1
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Looking at setting up a kegging system... the line cutters at Brewmasters Warehouse look like cigar cutters. I quit smoking cigars a while back but still have a cutter or 2 around; any reason not to use those instead of dropping $15?

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Old 11-03-2012, 07:43 PM   #2
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I'd think as long as they are clean, it ought to be OK. I have always just used scissors or a sharp pocket knife.

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Old 11-03-2012, 08:26 PM   #3
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I use a single-edge razor blade. You can get a 100-pack at Home Cheapo or Blowes for $5 or $6 and keep them in your toolbox. I find them real handy for all kinds of jobs around the house and shop. And at 5 cents each...

Unless you're going in the beer line cutting business, that $15 gizmo will end up costing you a couple dollars for each cut!

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Old 11-03-2012, 11:17 PM   #4
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"Beer line cutter"? Seriously? I just use whatever is in reach: sharp knife, wire cutters, tin snips, whatever...

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Old 11-04-2012, 12:58 AM   #5
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I use one of those ratcheting PVC cutters, works great! Also cuts LMR-400 coax (1/2" thick stuff with solid center cond) quite easily.

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Old 11-04-2012, 03:01 AM   #6
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Tin snips have always worked well for me, or a sharp pocket knife in a pinch.

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Agree with others that you can get by with scissors, tin snips, razor blades, etc. But if you envision cutting frequently, you can invest in something like this $12 tubing cutter. HERE IS THE LINK

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I just use a kitchen knife. Or a box cutter. Or whatever I have laying around. You cut tubing like twice in your brewing lifetime, unless you're crazy like me and decide to lengthen the lines more than once or twice.

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You cut tubing like twice in your brewing lifetime, unless you're crazy like me and decide to lengthen the lines more than once or twice.
Or when you decide that ALL the CO2 lines NEED to be opaque red, because the original clear tubing [and then after that, clear red] isn't at all the look you wanted.
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