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Old 16-05-2019, 19:56   #1
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Clean cuts on water hose?

how are you guys getting nice clean cuts on thick Trident water cooling hose with the wire in it? maybe my razor knife and wire cutters are just a tad dull but man for the life of me i cant seem to get nice clean/square end cuts. any tip/tricks/secrets?
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Re: Clean cuts on water hose?

A serrated knife will go through it like butter. You can also buy hose cutters at most hardware stores, but they don't work as well as a serrated knife.


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Re: Clean cuts on water hose?

Hacksaw for the rubber, diagonal cutters for the wire. Pull a little of the wire out of the rubber before you cut it as close as you can. If you’re lucky the wire will spring back into the rubber when you cut it.
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Old 17-05-2019, 17:40   #4
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ok serrated knife I didnt think of that. will give both these a try and see how it goes....much thanks
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Make certain that serrated knife is a Ginsu otherwise it may not work!


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Re: Clean cuts on water hose?

I just completed complex watermaker installation with multiple cuts in the varying type & sizes of tubing.

You don't want to be making free cuts. Quick square cuts are best with no burring or debris...

One of these tools works very well on many types of tubing, PEX, Poly etc.


https://www.amazon.ca/IWISS®-Pex-Tub...gateway&sr=8-3


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Re: Clean cuts on water hose?

I use a radial arm saw at slow speed with a metal cutting blade. Makes nice square cut.
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I use my angle grinder with a cut-off disk. Fast, easy. Goes through the metal coil almost as easy as the rubber, so you end up with a neat cut without the pertruding skin-slicingly sharp end.

Of course, little rubber bits go flying...
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Best job is with a metal cutting bandsaw, 90 degrees every time. Fine tooth hacksaw will work. Carbide grit blade will cut the wire and the rubber.
A cutting disk in the angle grinder works but keep the cut cool.
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Re: Clean cuts on water hose?

Put a hose clamp right where you want to cut it. that will give you a square cut. I've always used a hacksaw starting at where the wire is but I can see switching to a serrated knife after the wire is cut to minimize mess.
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Have always used a "Vicky" knife.
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Measure twice, cut once. Whatever method you use, usually easier if you make a slight bend in the hose and start cut at the outside of the bend. Whatever method, easy to cut body parts. Be careful.
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Make certain that serrated knife is a Ginsu otherwise it may not work!


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wow!!! i dont think my girlfriend has one of those in her kitchen drawer.
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I just completed complex watermaker installation with multiple cuts in the varying type & sizes of tubing.

You don't want to be making free cuts. Quick square cuts are best with no burring or debris...

One of these tools works very well on many types of tubing, PEX, Poly etc.


https://www.amazon.ca/IWISS®-Pex-Tub...gateway&sr=8-3


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yeah i agree...i have used those before but i dont think it will cut through the heavy wire inside the tubing.
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yeah i agree...i have used those before but i dont think it will cut through the heavy wire inside the tubing.
Sorry, I missed the wire part... (reading challenged here.)


For the wire reinforced tubing, I've used my Dremel disc tool with good success...

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