Whats a good tubing cutter for stainless boat railings? I want to buy some railing and practice on it just in case I get the chance to do some railing. I don't live on the coast but we do have a few lakes and a good many boats in the area.
I don't like learning on a persons job which is often the case with so many different things people bring.
The tubing cutters I am finding are the same as you would use to cut copper pipe but that type of SS I am talking about is pretty tough.
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Thread: Tubing Cutters
03-06-2013, 09:36 AM #1
03-06-2013, 10:35 AM #2Nothing welded, Nothing gained
3 ea. Miller Dynasty350DX
ThermalArc 400 GTSW
MillerMatic200 with spoolgun
Linde UCC305 (sold 2011)
PlasmaCam CNC cutter
Fadal Toolroom CNC Mill
SiberHegner CNC Mill
2 ea. Bridgeport
LeBlond 15" Lathe
Haberle 18" Cold Saw
Doringer 14" Cold Saw
6 foot x 12 foot Mojave granite
03-06-2013, 11:03 AM #3
Thanks, that looks good. Going to try the West Marine Store this weekend and see if I can pick up some pricey practice tube.
It grips me to pay for something like that to make scrap out of but I see no other way to learn it and will also see what it takes to finish it.
Guess you can't put a price on the knowledge you keep.
Holly Crap, scrap that west marine idea, if the store carried the 20 foot length like the website it is 470 bucks.
03-06-2013, 12:56 PM #4
03-06-2013, 07:35 PM #5Senior Member
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I've made hundreds of cuts on SS over the years at work. We always used Swagelok cutters and if you can find one it will last forever.
I would recommend Rigid cutters for larger tubing.
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03-06-2013, 11:42 PM #6Senior Member
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westmarine is very expensive. i wouldn't buy anything from them unless you have to. That tubing is just 304 1/16" thick i believe. any metal supply house would have it.