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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:
 

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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:
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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