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Sixbrothers 03-14-2008 06:04 PM

Cutting hose
I am installing all new sanitation hose. I will be using "Odorsafe" and "Shields". I was wondering if anybody had any advice on cutting this material.

sailingdog 03-14-2008 06:31 PM

One of the best things for cutting hose is a tool I picked up at Sears. It's like a pair of scissors but has knife blade on one side with a plastic anvil on the other side..and opens and closes like scissors. If you're using 1.5" hose, it might be a bit big...but IIRC, the longer jawed one did okay.

Don't remember what the tool is called.

mazzy 03-14-2008 06:44 PM

It's the tool used for cutting sprinkler hose.

wchevron 03-14-2008 07:33 PM

it's a pvc tubing cutter. you can also get them at home depot, lowes, etc. in the plumbing dept.

SailorMitch 03-14-2008 08:16 PM

Hacksaw works in a pinch. I also have one of the cutters Dawg mentions and they also work well (until you bung up the cutting blade that is.)

Freesail99 03-14-2008 08:21 PM

I'll second the hacksaw. It is what I used to cut 1.5 inch hose in the winery.

Quickstep192 03-14-2008 09:37 PM

I use pruning shears, the bypass kind with the curved jaw. I find it doesn't deform the hose too much while cutting it.

Freesail99 03-14-2008 09:43 PM

Pruning shears to cut 1.5 inch hose ?

sailingdog 03-14-2008 10:16 PM

I've seen bypass pruners go through a 1.5" branch, so a 1.5" hose should be doable.

brak 03-14-2008 10:17 PM

I use a sharp bladed knife (one of those with interchangeable blades) and metal shears for the reinforcing wire. That blade cuts through hose like scalpel.

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