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Poll Results: Scissors vs. Tube Cutter

 
  • 54% (6)
    Scissors
  • 45% (5)
    Tube Cutter
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post #1 of 11
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Should I use scissors or go get a tube cutter?
    
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post #2 of 11
If the scissors are decent, they will do just fine.
 
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post #3 of 11
Get a tube cutter. If you plan on watercooling for a little while it will serve you well. I'm surprised at how often I use mine.
    
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post #4 of 11
Kink the tubing where you want to make the cut and then use a pair of scissors to cut.
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post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by _AKIMbO_ View Post

Get a tube cutter. If you plan on watercooling for a little while it will serve you well. I'm surprised at how often I use mine.

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post #6 of 11
If you're ordering the cutter alongside your other wc supplies then just get one, otherwise scissors are fine.
post #7 of 11
Whatever you do, don't get the cheapo tube cutters they sell on watercooling websites. I got some Danger Den tube cutters, and after 6 cuts of soft primochill tubing, let's just say I'm glad to still have full use of my fingers when that utter POS thing fell apart and nearly sliced my palm open.

For $5 more, do yourself a favor and buy a professional tube cutter at a hardware store. They can handle tough, thick-walled tubing with ease, cost only around $15, and won't fall apart on you.
post #8 of 11
My wife would kill me if she caught me cutting tubing with a good pair of scissors (which I did at first...LOL). Tube cutters are only $10 at lowes, and it seems to cut straighter and evenly compared to when I tried cutting tubing with scissors.
    
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post #9 of 11
Another one for tube cutters. Good investment, especially for the long run.
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post #10 of 11
Kinking the tubing and Meat Sheers that come with your average knife block have always resulted in a clean cut for me.
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