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What tool(s) or what method is best for cutting the tube to length? I feel silly asking this. I'm just wondering if you have any pro methods.
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post #2 of 18
Scissors. Not the dinky kind, but some real scissors.
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Scissors
post #4 of 18
You can use this cutter http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=30632

I use a scissor
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post #5 of 18
I use a stanley knife. Bend the tubing slightly away from you so there's a little pressure on it, place blade on tube and pull towards you. Cuts smoothly through in one pull, like le butter
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post #6 of 18
I was a bit nervous my first time doing the build, bought a tube cutter from Amazon. I have tried using scissor as well since, and let me just say its definitely worth the few bucks for a tube cutter, the cuts are much nicer. If you are already shelling out money for water cooling, whats a few more dollars.
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post #7 of 18
I like to put the tubing on a large wooden block, then make a nice swift cut with a machete. Works like a charm.
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post #8 of 18
Personally I use big boy scissors:



Otherwise, a new Stanley knife blade and a kitchen chopping board works well.
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post #9 of 18
Hose cutter. Home Depot in the plumbing department. About 5 bucks.

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/R-1001...atalogId=10053
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post #10 of 18
I use the good old razor knife.I have been cutting stuff for years with it and gotten pretty good.Maybe not for the newbie but works for me.
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