Shortening copper pipe

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  1. ml1337

    ml1337 New Member

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    I'm a DIY'er, beginner in plumbing. Is there a trick to cutting a very short amount of copper pipe, in order to line up a fitting? Whenever I try to cut say 1/16, I can't seem to keep the cutting tool at that exact location, and it ends up shifting further in as I make turns around the pipe...
     
  2. Reach4

    Reach4 Well-Known Member

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    Grinder or file?
     
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  4. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    I wouldn't even try to cut off that little amount.
     
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