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post #1 of 8
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i dont have any special tube cutters (that look like this) so what else works? we have tin snips, regular scissors, gardening sheers, razor blades, and knives.

does it matter whether the tubing is masterkleer or tygon? because i would guess that tygon would be easier to cut.

and does it matter that the tubing is cut clean? or is it all just eye candy to have smooth ends?
    
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post #2 of 8
Sometimes it does matter if the tubing is cut clean... it can leak out of the sides if you have a small mounting mechanism.

Most people use normal scissors though.
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post #3 of 8
I just use regular scissors.
    
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post #4 of 8
Carpenter knife, Anything with a thin razer blade. You could always use a Hacksaw, That should work pretty well..
    
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post #5 of 8
If you cut it quickly with scissors, you can get a nice smooth flat edge, if theres a little bump use a knife (box cutter) or scissors to straighten it out a bit.
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post #6 of 8
cigar cutter! Thats what I used at one time.
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post #7 of 8
I just use either my pocket knife or a kitchen knife , dosent matter as long as its sharp and straight
    
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post #8 of 8
I used large kitchen scissors and did got a nice clean cut.
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