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Question for all,

What method / tools do you use to cut, say a 6" PVC pipe perfectly straight for your LLTs?? Please chime in, thanks!

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Table saw works really well.
 

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You could use a hand miter box. Cheap and easy to get a perfectly straight cut. If you have a jigsaw, that it what I use.
 

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I use a handsaw.

Marking up....

A simple way to get 90 degrees is to roll a piece of cardboard around the pipe. When the edges of the cardboard line up, mark around the pipe with a pen



For shorter ports, you can ensure the ends are parallel....

 

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Dang thats clever collo. All these years of cutting pvc pipe for various DIY projects and I never thought of that.
 

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I often us a mitersaw and place the PVC firmly against the rail and spin it towards the motor (using Collo's method would be very helpful to ensure accuracy).

Another method I use most often is to use a band saw.
 

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I sketched up my jig, a circle is routed in the deck just slightly larger than the tube's outer diameter. The deck is clamped at a right angle to the tube and set with large worm gear clamps - not drawn, but you get the idea (hose clamps ).
The router's depth is set to coincide with the placement of the deck (say 1/2" down on a 3/4" deck), and a spiral up-cut bit is used to shave the end of the tube. Sweeping passes with the spinning up-cut bit over the tube. The cut into the tube's end will end up being 1/4" inch taller than where the bottom of the deck sits relative to the tube.
 

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My method:
(one pipe at a time:dumbcrazy:)


two high fences
cut both ends, start long, then flip and cut to final length
 
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