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IanB
02-06-2006, 09:05 PM
Anyone have a 4" pipe cutter? If not I'll just go rent one tommorow.

Beater
02-06-2006, 09:09 PM
yes, but it's pretty ****ty. I have a band saw and chop saw that will do as well. or is this a in the house plumbing job?

Uncle Ben
02-06-2006, 09:12 PM
Anyone have a 4" pipe cutter? If not I'll just go rent one tommorow.

Go to Harbor Freight, Tool king, Tool Zone or ???? and just buy a cheapo. You will want to mark the threads so you only cut 1/4" anyway. I borrowed one last time I did it....next time I'll buy. If you plan on using it more than a couple times buy a Ridgid or similer higher quality. If it will only be used once or twice a year or every other year support Tiwanese slave labor. ;) :drink:

IanB
02-06-2006, 09:37 PM
Ugh, a Ridgid is like $300 for a 2"-4".

wesintl
02-06-2006, 09:45 PM
Happy birthday IAN!!

:weld:

Beater
02-07-2006, 07:00 AM
Ugh, a Ridgid is like $300 for a 2"-4".

I bought a cheapie, and the damn wheel was done in in one cut, and this was on scd40 pipe!

since then, unless it's a supply line, I just cut it and clean with destructive power equipment.

I saved my plumbers arse by having a dual voltage plasma cutter. He cracked a main drain in the ground, and I cut it out so he could sleeve it. Don't ask how dangerous it is to cut a sewer line with plasma... :weld:

IanB
02-07-2006, 07:14 AM
This is for an axle Green, so I have cruder methods of cutting it but was hoping for a nice clean pipe cutter cut. I hear what you are saying about a cheapo, I think it would be throw away money. I will check the rental store.

By the way, the Guiness Drinker :drink: (its black, it must be Guiness) and the welder :weld: are way cool :fing:

...and thanks Wes! :flamingo:

Uncle Ben
02-07-2006, 08:03 AM
ebay 1 (http://cgi.ebay.com/RIDGID-PIPE-CUTTER-NO-9-8-HEAVY-DUTY-4-TO-6-INCH-PIPE_W0QQitemZ7586692546QQcategoryZ63916QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

ebay 2 *** (http://cgi.ebay.com/Ridgid-No-154-Pipe-Cutter-1-7-8-to-4-1-2_W0QQitemZ4437395522QQcategoryZ303QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

ebay 3 (http://cgi.ebay.com/RIDGID-N-44-4-WHEEL-2-1-2-to-4-PIPE-CUTTER_W0QQitemZ7586285081QQcategoryZ42337QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

ebay 4 (http://cgi.ebay.com/Ridgid-4S-2-4-inch-Pipe-Cutter_W0QQitemZ7588133931QQcategoryZ104218QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

....and there's more! Ebay 2 is like what I used before....worked great! :cheers: :weld: :wav: :drink:

Edit: I just put a bid down on ebay 2. If I win it you can buy it from me for what I paid or just use it! :cheers:

Beater
02-07-2006, 08:36 AM
This is for an axle Green, so I have cruder methods of cutting it but was hoping for a nice clean pipe cutter cut.

I have cut axles in my band saw. where are you making the cut? pumpkin side or knuckle side?

If the housing is empty, we just put it on a stand and cut it off, as long as your far enough away from the backing plate or pumpkin.

IanB
02-07-2006, 12:06 PM
Ok I am keeping an eye on number 4.

Green - I actually want to cut the axle without cutting the inner sleeve, hence the pipe cutter.

wesintl
02-07-2006, 12:35 PM
Just use a grinder and don't go too deep....

Uncle Ben
02-07-2006, 02:32 PM
Just use a grinder and don't go too deep....

Pipe cutters work very well and you can mark them so you only cut 1/4" deep, thus not cutting the inner sleeve. You then have a perfect round cut that helps keep camber correct and a little grinding in the groove you made sets up a perfect root weld base. :fing: :weld: :drink:

IanB
02-07-2006, 03:00 PM
Pipe cutters work very well and you can mark them so you only cut 1/4" deep, thus not cutting the inner sleeve. You then have a perfect round cut that helps keep camber correct and a little grinding in the groove you made sets up a perfect root weld base. :fing: :weld: :drink:

Uhhhh, what he said! :fing:

wesintl
02-07-2006, 03:11 PM
with too many of :drink: and a pipe cutter you end up with a swirily :lmao

I'm not knockin a big pipe cutter esp if I could use it in the future :D

IanB
02-08-2006, 05:47 PM
No luck renting one locally today, the cutting wheel is looking better and better.

Beater
02-08-2006, 06:49 PM
try this trick. run the cut off wheel around like you're creating a perforation, then place a pipe/chain wrench and twist it off. you may have to heat a little, but it will keep you from touching the sleeve.

j

Uncle Ben
02-08-2006, 06:51 PM
No luck renting one locally today, the cutting wheel is looking better and better.

I won that one I bid on on Ebay so if you wait a week or so you can use it or buy it. :cool:

Kipper
02-09-2006, 09:30 PM
Ian - get really good at this axle cutting... I have a 62 axle that will need it soon. Now to find someone with spring de-arching skills. :D

I have a friend in Tejas the used the same technique (big ass pipe cutter) and it worked great

Beater
02-09-2006, 09:34 PM
Ian - get really good at this axle cutting... I have a 62 axle that will need it soon. Now to find someone with spring de-arching skills. :D

I have a friend in Tejas the used the same technique (big ass pipe cutter) and it worked great

denver spring on brighton.

IanB
02-10-2006, 07:19 AM
Ian - get really good at this axle cutting... I have a 62 axle that will need it soon.

Well I built a realy nice axle jig so I hope I find more axles to cut and turn ;)

Uncle Ben - A week huh? Hmmm, might be worth the wait.

treerootCO
02-10-2006, 07:31 AM
I will need an Fj60 axle turned here shortly

Beater
03-07-2006, 08:44 PM
I scored a 4" cutter at an estate sale this last weekend. Wheel has a nick, but should be ok. Comes with a 2.5 foot handle :eek:

j