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Better option for cutting brass tubing

Post by ulvdemon » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:12 am

Morning everyone. I am looking for a way to cut small diameter brass tubing. I've tried using a hack saw, works fine, but I need to cut smaller pieces for a flash suppressor on several barrels for the AMT/Ertl MF. I've tried a rotorary tool, but I am not getting a a good cut. (Might be the no-name disk being used)
If there is another option fir cutting small diameter tubing in 1/16 or 1/8 pieces any help would be greatly apprecuated.
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Post by Marco Scheloske » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:36 am

Use simply a sharp knife, or a razor blade:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yk5MTEv4tps
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Post by ulvdemon » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:42 am

Seriously! :( I am going to put my head down. Way too simple, even I can manage this. :)
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Post by Marco Scheloske » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:05 am

ulvdemon wrote:Seriously! :( I am going to put my head down. Way too simple, even I can manage this. :)
Don't be embarassed - many modelers aren't aware of this little trick.
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Post by Kolschey » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:57 pm

Nice! I certainly wasn't until you posted this. Thanks! :8)

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Post by ghelemabz » Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:16 am

Marco Scheloske wrote:Use simply a sharp knife, or a razor blade:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yk5MTEv4tps
nice video sharp knife or razor blade helps
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Re: Better option for cutting brass tubing

Post by dizzyfugu » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:57 am

ulvdemon wrote:Morning everyone. I am looking for a way to cut small diameter brass tubing. I've tried using a hack saw, works fine, but I need to cut smaller pieces for a flash suppressor on several barrels for the AMT/Ertl MF. I've tried a rotorary tool, but I am not getting a a good cut. (Might be the no-name disk being used).
If you have a mini drill (Dremel style), invest some bucks into a diamond cutter disk. Yes, it's expensive, but goes through anything (even steel!) like a knife through butter. Very clean results for me, even with just a small engraving pencil that has considerably less power than a Dremel tool!
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Post by ulvdemon » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:02 am

Was able to pick up a dremel style tool from harbor Freight. (In case I broke it, no harm). Works great for cutting the brass tubing. Thank you everyoen for the suggestions. I will have to invest in the diamond cutter disk for certain though.
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Post by TazMan2000 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:50 pm

I've been using a Dremel and a metal cut off disk for a while, and I think nothing works better or quicker...and no dull knives to worry about.

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Post by darkwolf29a » Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:03 pm

I use a pipe cutter normally. If it gets too small...then I reach for the hobby knife. Yes, it will cut through....it will also DULL every blade you throw at it...very quickly.

I also cut tubing after I bend it. My bender works better with bigger pieces.

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Post by Mr. Badwrench » Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:01 pm

Here is my tube cutter.
I speak of the pompatous of plastic.

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