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03-15-2008 07:11 AM
KB1NNN I just finished a job using the same type of hose and I used a hacksaw and a homemade miter box. If you are looking for straight flush cuts this is the way to go.
03-15-2008 06:30 AM
Sasha_V I like really straight edges on hoses and like sort of melting the layers of a laminated hose togetehr so that moisture cannot start seperating them,

For these reasons I tend to use an ANGLE GRINDER running a innox (stainless steel cutting) blade. Go carefuly and rotate the hose or the tool around it, remember you are half cutting and half melting. I really like the results in various higher tech hoses. The alternative for me is a knife and just hack and whittle till its right.

Sasha
03-14-2008 11:53 PM
sailaway21 This is the tool dog and others are referring to: Scissor-Style Cutter - RIDGID Professional Tools
Work it back and forth on larger size tubing. It's for black poly and soft plastic hose. If you're cutting PVC you need the ratcheting type with a sturdier blade. You can find the scissors type at most hardware stores as well as big box stores for $10-15. They're too inexpensive not to have one in your tool box and beat the hacksaw to pieces.
03-14-2008 09:42 PM
Freesail99
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I've seen bypass pruners go through a 1.5" branch, so a 1.5" hose should be doable.

Pruning use to be my life having had a vineyard. I agree with bypass pruners, but not with shears. They don't open that wide and that hose is fairly strong.
03-14-2008 09:17 PM
brak 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.
03-14-2008 09:16 PM
sailingdog I've seen bypass pruners go through a 1.5" branch, so a 1.5" hose should be doable.
03-14-2008 08:43 PM
Freesail99 Pruning shears to cut 1.5 inch hose ?
03-14-2008 08:37 PM
Quickstep192 I use pruning shears, the bypass kind with the curved jaw. I find it doesn't deform the hose too much while cutting it.
03-14-2008 07:21 PM
Freesail99 I'll second the hacksaw. It is what I used to cut 1.5 inch hose in the winery.
03-14-2008 07:16 PM
SailorMitch 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.)
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