[TowerTalk] Pipe Cutters

Dan Hearn dhearn at air-pipe.com
Fri Dec 7 22:17:23 EST 2007

As a plumbers son who used a pipe cutter many times as a kid, I can tell you
that they cause a significant reduction in OD and ID at the cut off point
which is not easy to remove. The pipe cutter was used with a tapered pipe
reamer which reduced the internal burr, however the ID is smaller than
before cut off. I believe if you are planning on telescoping .058 wall
tubing, like the stuff we regularly use for antenna elements, you would be
better off using a hack saw and a file to do the job.
73, Dan, N5AR

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