A Cut Above -> Difficult Pipe Cuts

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Kiril, Dec 1, 2007.

  1. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Looking for suggestions on how to cut a galvanized nipple in half along its longitudinal axis.

    I'm thinking a band saw with a metal cutting blade would probably work best, but then I don't have a band saw. :cry:

    p.s. ML would be proud of that topic title. :laugh:
     
  2. Mike Leary

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    I am proud, do I dare ask why you're cutting it? A jigsaw would cut the pipe,
    hard to say how accurate it would be..mite build a jig to keep it aligned.:)
     
  3. Kiril

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    I'm doing a water softener experiment. It does need to be accurate as it will be wrapped around another pipe.

    I thought of the same thing, a jig saw with a jig. I do have two jig saws, perhaps I might be able to fashion something that would work.
     
  4. metal cutting blade for a circular saw .....
     
  5. Wet_Boots

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    Take lots of photos
     
  6. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    You know, I thought about that too. Do they make a blade that will cut through galv? I've got about 4 feet of pipe to cut in various sizes.
     
  7. Kiril

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    Should I send them to ML for posting since he will be a relative expert when I have them ready?
     
  8. hoskm01

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    Maybe afterwards, you could dance a jig, then youd be complete.
     
  9. Wet_Boots

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    What the heck is this all for? Developing new horizons in plumbing?
     
  10. Kiril

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    Per above. :dancing:

     

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