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Reply #3 - Apr 13th, 2019 at 10:50am

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The older strippers that have a set of holes in them allow you to choose how much force will be applied to the tubing, so you can avoid crushing the tubing while cutting.
ian
 
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Reply #2 - Apr 13th, 2019 at 7:50am

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Ian - Was thinking about how you could use a wire stripper for cutting tubing then realized that those strippers have a tapered cutting edge ending at the hole and usually will cut tubing much smaller than 1/16th. Great idea.
Mike
 

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Reply #1 - Apr 12th, 2019 at 11:29am

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I have been using a wire stripper to cut my aluminum tubing for awhile now and it works well. But brass is another matter.
ian
 
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Apr 12th, 2019 at 8:38am

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For everybody who has been cutting small tubing with an Xacto knife and not catching the off cut, here's some help. Made a trip to the U.S. (my wife and I live about 10 miles from the Detroit border) and made a stop at the Hobby Lobby looking for something else but happened along to the small tools, etc. and found a K&S tube cutter that will cut aluminum and brass as small as 1/16 to 5/8 diameter. It has a very smooth delrin base and a steel cutting wheel and allows for a very smooth operation and not at all hard to hold the tube while cutting. Tried it out this morning and the off cut is very smooth with a slight taper that is easily filed off.
Mike
 

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