It depends on how good you are with a hacksaw... use a fine tooth blade and
keep it nice and straight and it works fine. Otherwise get a tubing cutter
that is used for copper plumbing tubing. Just don't push it to cut too fast
or you will end up with a lip inside that will have to be trimmed.
David Robbins K1TTT
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:towertalk-
> email@example.com] On Behalf Of Alex Malyava
> Sent: Friday, December 07, 2007 18:06
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [TowerTalk] How do I cut aluminum pipes?
> Hi guys,
> I just got an 5-BTV vertical which I gonna take to some DX country with
> I need to cut two longest pieces in order to fit it in 48" golf bag case
> check it in.
> Is it enough to use regular hacksaw and sand the edges or there is some
> fancy tool like pipe cutter used in plumbing?
> I think if such tool exists I would better get one, because I have more
> "aluminum" projects in mind :)
> Alex K2BB
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