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Hi guys, i bought one of these and it doesnt cut the tubing that great really. It cuts it, but then the tubing i have (7/16 ID 5/8 OD) is a bit big for it and i have to take it out and keep putting it in to cut the parts it didnt cut. Is there an easier method you guys suggest?

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here is what i used for my Fezer tubing and mine is 1/2" ID and 3/4" OD lol

worked like a charm!!!

BoxCutter-499x375.jpg
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post #3 of 14
Something like this is ideal:

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However, you can use good scissors or a garden pruner.
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post #4 of 14
I went with scissors and an X-acto knife to trim. Since I used compression fittings the look wasn't ruined by shoddily cut tubing xP
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Thanks guys, would they sell those cutters in a home/garden store?
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pair of scissors? has always worked fine for me
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tx-jose;14611614 
here is what i used for my Fezer tubing and mine is 1/2" ID and 3/4" OD lol

worked like a charm!!!

BoxCutter-499x375.jpg

this and wet the blade itll cut much smoother (either with ur spit or water as it help reduce the friction)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by audioxbliss;14611645 
Since I used compression fittings the look wasn't ruined by shoddily cut tubing xP

Same here lol Using compression fittings keeps the look of the tubing nice and clean! Im using the black Bitspower compressions for everything except my CPU block
Quote:
Originally Posted by 8564dan;14611651 
Thanks guys, would they sell those cutters in a home/garden store?

yes they do...at your local walmart too.
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Originally Posted by IXcrispyXI;14611678 
this and wet the blade itll cut much smoother (either with ur spit or water as it help reduce the friction)

lil lube makes everything better wink.gif
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post #9 of 14
Anything will work really. Just trim it down when you're done, no need for fancy tube cutters.

school--children-scissors-s-25064c-978.jpg

+ box cutter for trimming/flattening
post #10 of 14
In my experience, bending the tubing so that it kinks where you want to cut and then cutting with a good pair of scissors gets some pretty nice results.
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