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  • Bob Miller
    started a topic Pipe Notcher

    Pipe Notcher

    I have seen a lot of threads looking for pipe/tubing notchers. My friend has this one and used it to build a fence.
    http://www.lowbucktools.com/notcher.html
    Good Luck,
    Bob

  • JSFAB
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    Ordered the Lowbuck the other day. Along with all four sizes of dies. I have quite a few angled notches to do, this one seems to have the most flexibility. Hole saw type notchers would work, but I'm not dragging a drill-press around with me in the field, nor do I have the patience to deal with the setup. Fab job, fine, but this is a production job we bid.

    If I get a chance, will post pics and a review later. It will be at least a couple weeks, gotta finish the construction first. Will compare and contrast with the "solid block" type of notchers I have used in the past.
    Last edited by JSFAB; 03-02-2011, 02:15 PM.

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  • KGIOR
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    This one looks nice to me.

    http://www.bii1.com/notchers/tube-notcher-tn250.php

    Ken

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  • Evan Fabrication
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    Notch Master

    I have been using the notch master for a few years now, and love it. It has good capacity. Will do alot more than my ol joint jigger. I was sold on the being able to offset cope notch. I bought it from Van Sant. Good price and good people. I use the notch master for mostly sch 40 pipe. I notch dry and slow. And have been using the same few hole saws. I do lube em up when notching anything else. They'll burn up in no time otherwise. I haven't used my ol joint jigger since i bought the notch master.

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  • SundownIII
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    JSFAB,

    Check out the "offerings" by JD2.

    They're "hole saw" based, but have done an excellent job for me for years.

    They'll do angle notches as well as "offset" notches.

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  • JSFAB
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    Edit to my previous post:

    Somehow, for whatever reason, I read the original poster's intent as trying to sell this unit. Probably because I am in the middle of a job, where I will need to be notching pipe out for handrails.

    I realize now, the only intention of the original poster, was to get a discussion started about notchers. My bad, and I apologize for jumping to conclusions.

    Carry on, I for one would appreciate more discussion about different brands, especially the ability to make angled notches, I have several ramps to make, not all joints are 90 degrees. As I deal with this problem often, I have various ways of doing it, but it would be nice to have a helper simply cut the angle, notch correctly, and just weld. The notcher I have available right now to use, can simply make 90 degree notches, costs time and money when doing ramps.

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  • fabricator
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    I use these
    http://www.bii1.com/notchers/manual-...her-tn125m.php
    http://www.bii1.com/notchers/pipe-notcher-tn200m.php

    5 Sizes for $760.00

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  • Hydro
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    wroughtnharv I like your license plate and mud flaps!

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  • wroughtnharv
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    I recommend the Low Bucks. The one I have I bought back in 1989. I have it set up for 1 1/4 and 1/2 inch pipe. I use it when I need it and it still works good. I used the two inch (2 3/8" O.D.) for lightwall for years. Then I bought the Vogel and I use it for all my 2 inch pipe.

    In fact I used the Vogel today. I'm making a gate, five rail 2 3/8" O.D., nine footer. It's to replace the one that jumped out in front of a bud's Mercedes when we had the icey roads. It's sixteen gauge .065 galvanized fence tube.
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  • JSFAB
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    Bob,


    Is this still available? What size dies? Condition and cost?

    I'm in Lodi, probably 1/2 hour 45 minutes away from you, PM me if necessary.
    Last edited by JSFAB; 02-08-2011, 03:42 PM.

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  • goinssr
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    I looked very seriously at the LowBuck when I was looking for a notcher. I chose to go with a JM2 Notch Master instead. The reason was that the LowBuck dies were just too expensive to keep on hand in order to cover a decent range of different tube diameters. With the Notch Master I can afford to keep just about every size of hole saw that I can find and they are not expensive, and I don't buy the cheap crap either. They do a really good job and if you keep them lubed when you cut they will last a very long time. My Notch Master is a MUCH less labor intensive tool too, which says a lot when you get to be my age!

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  • NoogaD
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    I just used mine a ton. http://www.vansantent.com/tube_copin...ines/TN250.htm - A bit pricey, but if you have the money and want some good equipment it is definitely worth it.

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