Marking / Cutting a 6 m 150mm PVC pipe

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  1. See Change

    See Change Well-Known Member

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    I need to cut a 150 mm PVC pipe into 2 m lengths .

    Is there a simple way to mark around it at 2m lengths for cutting it . I have standard type handyman tools and a bit more , Which is the best way to cut it ? Reticulating saw ? .

    Want to try and cut it as neatly as possible as the cuts will be visible .

    Cliff
     
  2. Intrigued_again

    Intrigued_again Well-Known Member

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    Google pipe wrap and you'll get the idea, and just use some thing similar
     
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  3. Tyler Durden

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    Tools: Hacksaw or handsaw, masking tape (or whatever you have), file, bench and clamps

    - Measure and mark the top of the pipe
    - Align the edge of the tape with your mark, wrap the tape around the pipe until the ends meet. This will give you a cutting guide.
    - Clamp the pipe to a bench
    - Cut
    - De-burr the rough edges with a file

    Or just use a drop saw if you have one and the necessary PPE/skills.
     
  4. Paul@PFI

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    All saws (hacksaw etc) will leave a edge. This is easily rubbed off or gently filed. If you really want neat "factory" smooth ends consider this tip. Consider adding a coupler to each end. Hides the cut and any even cut and is easily glued using PVC adhesive (sparingly). Under $1 each a Bunnings.

    Or if only one end is needed clean buy shorter lengths and cut one side only.

    Tip If using 150mm telstra pipe you cant buy couplings at bunnings. Telstra pipe has a 150mm internal not external dia to limit theft :)
     
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  5. willair

    willair Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Maybe try and see if you can buy 2m sections ,or a simple hacksaw with the pipe set in a vise would not take much time to cut..imho..
     
  6. Tony3008

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    I've cut new plastic guttering and pipe with a dropsaw, sharp blade. For larger pipes make a cut, then rotate pipe a bit, repeat until done. Note this only works with new pipe; older pipe will just break.
     
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  7. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Use a deep mitre box & framing (hand) saw or mitre saw which will take 150mm material. Run some sandpaper around to take off the burrs. Add couplers if joining pipes or changing directions as above.
     
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