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RIDGID - How To Cut Stainless Steel Pipe

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  • #2
    Re: RIDGID - How To Cut Stainless Steel Pipe

    I like the bearing roller and the needle bearing cutter wheel, those are both changes for the better.
    Cutting SS tube is tough. Not so bad for a few cuts, but if you are running tube all day or building
    a panel filled with SS tube, especially heavy wall like .065" or thicker tube, those bearings will make
    the difference.
    "It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" ? Bob D. 2006
    "?ǝɹɐ sɹǝƃuıɟ ɹnoʎ ǝɹǝɥʍ ʍouʞ noʎ op `ʍɐs ǝlqɐʇ ɐ s,ʇı"


    • #3
      It's easy - use a diamond blade or a carbide blade. Choose either a recip saw or an angle grinder. Only Ridgid would come out with something more difficult (and probably expensive). They dont even offer those kinds of blades.

      ... it was plumbed by Ray Charles and his helper Stevie Wonder


      • Bob D.
        Bob D. commented
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        Not for instrumentation. You need to use a tubing cutter, something that separates the tube not cuts it. If you cut it with a saw or cutting wheel you'll have swarf inside the tube that must be cleaned out 100%. Instrumentation can't tolerate ANY debris in the tubing. It will clog orifices and/or damage instruments costing hundreds or thousands of dollars. Simply not worth taking a chance.