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    guys cut your SS braided hose for fuel lines etc?...i know the old fashion way...tape & hacksaw...i know there has got to be a tool out there, that makes a nice clean cut...suggestions appreciated

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    Quote Originally Posted by FastRat View Post
    guys cut your SS braided hose for fuel lines etc?...i know the old fashion way...tape & hacksaw...i know there has got to be a tool out there, that makes a nice clean cut...suggestions appreciated
    They make a set of cutters...if I were home I would put up a pic of mine. It seems like they were under 40 bucks. Money well spent...IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FastRat View Post
    guys cut your SS braided hose for fuel lines etc?...i know the old fashion way...tape & hacksaw...i know there has got to be a tool out there, that makes a nice clean cut...suggestions appreciated
    -12 and under can be done with a cutter that looks alot like a tree branch lopper. Don't try a branch lopper, they won't work. $42.00 from summit:



    My favorite way is a plate of aluminum about 1/2 thick or thicker, and a chisel that is wide enough to span the hose when its flattened. Brick chisels work pretty good, but they need to be sharper than when you buy them. It needs to be pretty damn sharp.

    One single hard blow and it cuts right thru. Its how Super Dave @ Sweet Performance and the guys at Earl's do it.
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    There is a video from one of the manufactures of the lines that shows them using a sharp chisel and block! I use a cutoff wheel and tape that works good! Just be sure to clean and blow lines before installing fittings!


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    I bought a hyd. hose cutter from a shop that was closing. I don't remember how much it was. Under a couple hundred. They have a smooth "wheel" on them that doesn't look like it would cut anything. It will. It has a 3/4 or 1 hp motor on it. It is bad ass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wagspe208 View Post
    I bought a hyd. hose cutter from a shop that was closing. I don't remember how much it was. Under a couple hundred. They have a smooth "wheel" on them that doesn't look like it would cut anything. It will. It has a 3/4 or 1 hp motor on it. It is bad ass.
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    Like the wheel in the last one in this video?



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    I don't like to tape the ends of the hose because I get off on the pain caused from the steel ends going thru my skin right into my nerves. Youch !!!

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    I've made up a ton of em this way. Get the clear tape with the fiber strands tape it up 2 or3 rounds and cut in the center of the tape with a die grinder or chop saw and blow the hose out assemble run hot water trough it and blow out never had a problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by FastRat View Post
    guys cut your SS braided hose for fuel lines etc?...i know the old fashion way...tape & hacksaw...i know there has got to be a tool out there, that makes a nice clean cut...suggestions appreciated
    tape and a dremmel /cutoff wheel
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    Tape and chop saw. Perfect every time.

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    Electrical tape with a cutting wheel on a disc grinder has always worked good for me. Tape keeps the edges from getting all screwed up

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    Yep, smooth wheel like on the bench grinder. The machine is similar to the one in the video in function. Now, picture something made in america 20 years ago. I will see if I can drag it out far enough to snap a picture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wagspe208 View Post
    Yep, smooth wheel like on the bench grinder. The machine is similar to the one in the video in function. Now, picture something made in america 20 years ago. I will see if I can drag it out far enough to snap a picture.
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    I think Rex Marine still has one that was purchased when I worked there around 1981, modified skill saw on a swing arm with the smooth blade. Might have been Aeroquip brand sold by Nelson Dunn. Looks like they sell a larger model now,, seems the original was a 7" blade and this one is 14",, blades are a bit pricey!

    Aeroquip FT1500 Hose Cut Off Machine 115V w/ 14" Blade
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    Harbor Freight sells a 7" mini-cut-off saw. It looks just like a regular cut-off saw but smaller. Tape the ends tight and it works very good without crunching the hose like hand cutters. It is also easy to cut an exact length if you need too. I have been using one for a number of years and it is the best thing I have found. It is great for cutting stainless bolts to length also.

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