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helpmefolks 03-28-2009 08:06 PM

(pic) cutting 3" pvc pipe with
 
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hi im trying to make plenty of small 3 inch cuts on a 3" pvc pipe,

im trying to use a saw that i got,

(i tried a hacksaw my hacksaw sucks i need a str8 cut)

will this saw work? any info on doing it? i heard cutting slow might work,

any hazards, is it possible?

thanks for reading.:thumbup:

JDC 03-28-2009 08:08 PM

I'd guess a compound miter saw with a fine tooth blade would work. I generally use a chop saw or sawzall

helpmefolks 03-28-2009 08:55 PM

so will that saw work?

you got any pics of what a fine blade would look like?

could i use that saw the way it is just go slow then fast?

handy man88 03-28-2009 10:41 PM

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Originally Posted by helpmefolks (Post 251685)
so will that saw work?

you got any pics of what a fine blade would look like?

could i use that saw the way it is just go slow then fast?

A "fine blade" has more teeth...smaller teeth.

If you don't want to go with the expense, you could always buy a miter box.

kenmac 03-28-2009 10:43 PM

that blade will work... You will get a smoother cut with a blade thas has more teeth

helpmefolks 03-29-2009 02:37 AM

i need a very str8 cut i hope this does the job,

thanks for replys folks,

i was thinking i could put it on 2 horse's with a long pz of wood setup shop there
dont really got a long table, wishin i did right about now im sorta a broke ass right now so..


ya..

hehe..:whistling2:

majakdragon 03-29-2009 11:20 AM

Be extremely careful when cutting PVC with your saw. Make sure you have a "death grip" on the pipe in case it hangs up. Also, wear long sleeves and safety glasses, although I recommend a full face shield. The cuttings flying from the pipe will really hurt on bare skin. Start the cut slow if you are using a blade with fewer teeth to avoid hanging up and throwing the pipe across the area.

helpmefolks 03-29-2009 09:22 PM

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Originally Posted by majakdragon (Post 251872)
Make sure you have a "death grip" on the pipe in case it hangs up..

so your saying it might pop up?

thanks for the info guys im taking any info i can get dont wanna hurt myself hehe..

i was told i should stop at 1 foot incase it explodes? so says the hardware store guy?..true false?

:huh:

majakdragon 03-30-2009 07:34 PM

When a moving cutting blade hits a round object (PVC pipe) it has a tendency to try to spin the pipe. If you are not holding it tight, it will spin off the blade and the saw table.

KHouse75 03-30-2009 11:19 PM

Whatever you do, don't try to cut any PVC elbows with a miter saw. Your fingers will thank you for allowing them to still be attached as will your eyes, face, arms, etc from not getting hit by 200 mph flying shattered plastic.

Go slow and be careful and don't cut too short of a pipe. Definitely don't go shorter than 1 foot.

Crosscut saws work well for these cuts. I've also discovered that the manual miter hand saws work very well at cutting PVC.

Also, that saw really needs a guard. I would have lost all the fingers on my left hand when I accidentally had a scrap of wood get jammed against the trigger of mine while moving it out of my way. I unplugged it 10 minutes earlier but didn't realize my brother plugged it back in to cut some trim a few minutes prior. The guard saved my hand.

johnnyboy 03-30-2009 11:28 PM

Why do you need a "straighter" cut than what the pros accept with a sawzall or chop saw?

I used a compound miter saw for 1" and 2" pipe just for the quickness, I dunno it shot a lot of shards out, threw the pipe around, seemed more dangerous than it was worth. sawzall it is for me.

4just1don 03-31-2009 01:16 AM

I use a battery 18v cordless Dewalt trim saw and turn the pipe round and round,,,cuts pretty darn straight.

Rivethead 03-31-2009 11:51 AM

Cuts up to 4 Inch Pipe...no mess...
 
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brokenknee 03-31-2009 06:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by helpmefolks (Post 251668)
hi im trying to make plenty of small 3 inch cuts on a 3" pvc pipe,

im trying to use a saw that i got,

(i tried a hacksaw my hacksaw sucks i need a str8 cut)

will this saw work? any info on doing it? i heard cutting slow might work,

any hazards, is it possible?

thanks for reading.:thumbup:

Is this for a plumbing project or something else? Nice straight cuts are not necessary for plumbing.


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