[TowerTalk] Fw: Pipe Cutters

sabrams at nycap.rr.com sabrams at nycap.rr.com
Fri Dec 7 23:21:18 EST 2007

>I disagee.  As a builder of many homebrew beams using telescoping .058, a
> hand pipe/tubing cutter does not affect the OD or ID if the cutter is not 
> pressed too hard too fast.  A slow and easy cut only requires a touch on 
> the ID with a rat-tail file and all is well.  Saul  K2XA
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Dan Hearn" <dhearn at air-pipe.com>
> To: "T talk" <towertalk at contesting.com>
> Sent: Friday, December 07, 2007 10:17 PM
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Pipe Cutters
>> 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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