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How to Cut Steel Braided Hose Without Fraying it?
02-11-2004, 07:47 AM
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I need to cut my existing stainless steel braided tranny cooler line and don't want to use a hack saw or risk getting fragments in the line.

Is there some sort of cheap cutter that I can get to make a CLEAN cut through the braided line without contaminating the line with rubber/steel fragments? Thumbs Up!




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02-11-2004, 07:50 AM
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would a pipe cutter work...
i dunno never had to do that thats the best thing i could think of off the top of my head...




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02-11-2004, 07:52 AM
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bolt cutters or side cutters




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02-11-2004, 08:12 AM
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Quote:On 2004-02-11 06:52, UPmudrat wrote:
bolt cutters or side cutters
Thanks, have you used these on it before? This is a one shot thing so I don't want to screw it up and fray the lines.




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02-11-2004, 08:14 AM
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tape it tight, put it in a vise and cut it with a hack saw.




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02-11-2004, 08:15 AM
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Ive had good luck wrapping it in narrow masking tape before I cut it.




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02-11-2004, 08:19 AM
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Quote:On 2004-02-11 07:14, The Boss wrote:
tape it tight, put it in a vise and cut it with a hack saw.
I want to avoid removing the whole line if I can avoid it. I just need to cut it and put in a barbed T fitting and hose clamps.




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02-11-2004, 08:21 AM
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No never tried it on braided line but I cut off some power steering lines. If you tape where you are going to cut it should work.




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02-11-2004, 08:29 AM
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a good sharp chisel works great--yes it won't last but you just resharpen it---put the hose on a hard metal surface and set chisel and smack the chisel hard--the best chisel is the all metal ones that are big--exact name escapes me right now---

other choice is a cut off wheel in a mini grinder---

I'd use the tape in all instances--besides keeping the braid together it gives you a good reference line for cutting---

hacksaws suck, but if that's all you got tape it tight---chris




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02-11-2004, 08:38 AM
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Quote:On 2004-02-11 07:14, The Boss wrote:
tape it tight, put it in a vise and cut it with a hack saw.
I am With Stupid use a cut off wheel on a die grinder if ya have one or hacksaw works too but thats manual labour...cuts very clean but ya have to tape the spot ya cut with electrical tape tight....thats how i cut all my braided fuel lines on my prostreet




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