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Old 12-12-2011, 07:42 AM   #41
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Originally Posted by Schnitzengiggle View Post
+1, I did not even think of that, hmmmm.
Use your tube cutter & just rock it back and forth until you punch thru to make the slit, and to make it wider just go a bit deeper. I drilled a small piece of wood(1/2") and stuck the tubing thru the hole to hold it in the vise while I worked the cutter back and forth. The wood crushed holding the tubing , nice clean job. Cheers



 
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Old 12-23-2011, 06:28 AM   #42
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Bought a cobalt drill bit, cut through the stainless like buttah. Randall is all put together, can't wait to put it to use.


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Old 10-30-2013, 04:50 AM   #43
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the reason you dont use a hack saw in some cases with stainless steel is it work hardens easy, this means by cutting with the hack saw vigorously you heat up and harden just the edge of the cut. in a situation where you need to flair the tube it will crack or split. if you dont need to flair its fine. or you can just cut with the hack saw slowly in one direction only, this will cut it without work hardening.

 
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:07 PM   #44
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You do realize that you are responding to a thread from almost two years ago right? BTW welcome to HBT!

 
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Old 10-31-2013, 04:28 PM   #45
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nope didnt pay attention, I was just looking for stainless cutting info, put my two cents in. its there for a future browser now.



 
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