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    Default Cutting tubing

    I have the need to cut 25 mil tubing.
    -25 by 4mm tubing to be exact. and some 50mm by 9mm.

    -Any advice from anyone on this subject?

    -I am thinking that scoring it 360 degrees and then heating it with a very hot kiln element wire to stress it would work.

    -I do not want to water jet cut it.



    -Is there a way to cut tubing with sound? i have heard of this.


    -Maybe lasers? what kind of laser would I need?


    -This is a link to some ideas, I am not fired up by these search results
    https://www.google.com/search?client...ing+with+sound


    Thank you for your help.


    -I have 600+ cuts to do per month and I do not want to have to clean up after the mess that a wet saw would make. (inside and outside of the tubing).
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    Default Re: Cutting tubing

    This sounds like way overkill when something like a wet saw will cut tube just fine with a decent blade.
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    Default Re: Cutting tubing

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ClpONnKyjnI

    This is the way they teach at Salem.

    Here it is on a lathe, (second link) but I have seen it done with more finesse, you only need one scribe around the glass before you heat and spray the water.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_payhEVYz3Q

    I have used it clean on 75x5 , 50x5 and 50x7.... Not sure about 50x9? I would use a lathe only , if it went South you might loose a finger or hand...

    Someone on Instagram just posted a " how to " on this method the last day or two, I can't recall whom it was.

    That said, I have to help make thousands of cuts a month. We use a wet saw and dunk cut tubes into water , and plunge out the inside of each. Im lucky I only have to cut once in a blue moon. (I get to test melt color mostly )

    Cuts from just today...

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    One of
    these jaws tools makes a nice strait scribe

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    Last edited by BORO; 01-16-2020 at 07:04 PM.

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