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    anybody know where to find a pipe notcher that is very portable? i have been doing a lot of hand rails lately and i am tired of notching pipe with a grinder. i have seen the one that uses a hole saw, but it doesnt clamp to the pipe to use a hand drill instead of a drill press. or if anybody has a better idea, please....
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    Try this one, I know it's very popular!
    http://www.lowbucktools.com/notcher.html
    Also, try google "pipe notcher" (with the quotes) and you'll have a lot to choose from!
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    I just use my saw. I can cut a full fishmouth in about 20 seconds. This one is 1 1/4 sch 40 pipe cut 30 on each side to make the joint. They fill up nicely and hold very well.
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    DDA52,
    My classmate says an old timer does that at his shop...SHOWOFF!!!
    Put it in the saw, how do you keep it from walking?/slipping??
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    Bert, I primarily do it with my DeWalt Multicutter. The clamp holds it just fine. I have a few walk a little, but not enough to really mess up the cut....or the blade.
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    DDA52,
    oh, I heard of some guys on this forum have the DeWalt mulitcutter, it's a dang chopsaw!!! I was thinking of the sears multicutter that is handheld, and has 2 blades supposedly running opposite each other. Why do they call yours multicutter?
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    They cut more than one material.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by welder_one View Post
    anybody know where to find a pipe notcher that is very portable? i have been doing a lot of hand rails lately and i am tired of notching pipe with a grinder. i have seen the one that uses a hole saw, but it doesnt clamp to the pipe to use a hand drill instead of a drill press. or if anybody has a better idea, please....

    I use this one http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/w...atchallpartial

    I use it in a vise with a 1/2" milwaukee hole shooter. Harbor frieght has one too and it seems to be just like the more expensive one. I have both. http://search.harborfreight.com/cpis...eyword=notcher

    I guess if you had 100s of notches to make this might be too slow, but I've used them alot. Buy good hole saws and use lubricant, they last a long time. Just buy a hole saw with close dimensions of the outside of the pipe At least I've had good luck. Makes a very nice fishmouth. even has angles on it so you cna cut a 45 or angles. I guees you could clap the pipe in something then clamp this to the pipe

    Thats really cool cutting them out with a saw, does it really fit that good on the sides? I have never tried it.
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    I'll try that with my steelmax chopsaw! Should work fine!!!!
    thanks guys!!!
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    i have seen this one in action http://www.lowbucktools.com/notcher.html its quick and simple. add a good leverage bar and you are good to go, no power or drills needed. would be easy to mount to the truck or a hitch mount.
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