OK, looks like a pipe cutter is the way to go.
I was afraid that the cutter used in plumbing fits only one or two sizes of
copper pipes they use and it would not cover all the sizes we use for
antennas, like from 1/4 to 2 inches.
If it fits them all - I will buy one tonight :)
2007/12/7, Gene Smar <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> I use a pipe cutter, available at any hardware store, to cut aluminum
> tubing for Yagis, etc. It works really well with minimal effort and minimal
> risk of off-angle cutting as I have done with hacksaws. (I'm at the age now
> where I just buy the damn tool if I need it. Took me most of a lifetime to
> learn that lesson.)
> 73 de
> Gene Smar AD3F
> From: Alex Malyava <email@example.com>
> Date: 2007/12/07 Fri PM 12:06:25 CST
> 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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