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  • best tool for cutting galvenized plumbers tape?

    Before I ruin my diagonal pliers, is there a preferred tool for cutting this metal strap?

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    Re: best tool for cutting galvenized plumbers tape?

    I use Weiss aviation snips
    http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...3+90401+500737
    No, it's not rocket science, it's plumbing and unlike rocket science it requires a license.

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    • #3
      Re: best tool for cutting galvenized plumbers tape?

      I use tin snips or linesman's pliers. Neither are cheap but will do the job.

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        Re: best tool for cutting galvenized plumbers tape?

        Originally posted by MoJourneyman View Post
        Thanks ... I didn't know what aviation snips are, so I ran a quick google search and I found this nice little video:

        http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/vi...-snips-265271/

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          Re: best tool for cutting galvenized plumbers tape?

          In a pinch bend it back and forth till it breaks, if you have enough to work with or room to work it. aviation snips is what i normaly use.

          wookie

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            Re: best tool for cutting galvenized plumbers tape?

            I use them for cutting pretty much any thin metal I run across. there are other varieties, some have very specific uses. the straight cutters I linked are good all purpose cutters.

            Originally posted by AverageHomeowner View Post
            Thanks ... I didn't know what aviation snips are, so I ran a quick google search and I found this nice little video:

            http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/vi...-snips-265271/
            No, it's not rocket science, it's plumbing and unlike rocket science it requires a license.

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            • #7
              Re: best tool for cutting galvenized plumbers tape?

              Perfect ... I hopped over to eBay and bought myself this very model for just under what it would have cost me at HD with tax.

              These metal snips will be superior to my small pair of diagonal pliers. Nothing like the right tool for the job! Much appreciated.
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              • #8
                Re: best tool for cutting galvenized plumbers tape?

                any O'll tin snips will work as long as they dont look like your barbers and you know whats underneath your getting into.
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