Cutting PVC pipe - need to get it straight

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by rrzepka, May 9, 2005.

  1. RioHyde

    RioHyde Plumber

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    A PVC saw, sawzall, hacksaw (no the blade isnt too flimsy), etc will work fine for cutting the PVC. An entirely "dead-nuts" straight cut, while ideal, isnt exactly necessary. Just get it close and it will be fine. Now if the cut is so crooked that only a fraction of an inch of one side of the pipe will be in the hub of the fitting while the other side of the pipe is bottomed out, well then we need "cutting lessons". If in doubt, make a wrap-around out of a piece of paper to mark the pipe or even get a band to secure to the pipe as a cutting guide. We arent talking about painting racing stripes on the space shuttle here.....lol

    Good luck
     
  2. Pewterpower

    Pewterpower New Member

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    I'm sure someone here must have some garden pruners like mine.
    Will you please go cut a scrap of pvc with it so I don't feel so all alone in this thread???? :D
     
  3. horzman

    horzman New Member

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    they best way I found is using mitersaw.
     
  4. RioHyde

    RioHyde Plumber

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    You must have some big time garden pruners if you can cut 3" pvc with them Pewter. I pity the tree.......lol
     
  5. Owen Coffin

    Owen Coffin New Member

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    If you want to make a perfectly straight cut with a hand saw use a miter box.
     
  6. Mikey

    Mikey Aspiring Old Fart, EE, computer & networking geek

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