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Milwaukee M12 PVC shear cutter

using an electric PVC shear cutter to cut pipe sections

Clamping a block onto the side of the Milwaukee M12 PVC shear cutter allows me to cut small pipe sections at the same length without measuring and marking.

Why am I cutting several small sections of PVC pipe? To make the new and improved EZ miser chicken waterer.



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Even better yet, make your block into a jig that has a stop for the part you want to cut. Just slide until you hit the stop, and you won't even have to eyeball it. Not that it likely matters in this case, but you'll get better accuracy (repeatability) as well as faster throughput.
Comment by Jim Tue Sep 3 17:14:43 2013
Funny you should say that Jim...because that's how the first version of the jig went, but the first cut showed how it wouldn't work. The piece would be lodged between the blade and the jig not allowing the blade to spring back and creating the step of pulling the piece out instead of letting it drop in a bucket.
Comment by mark Tue Sep 3 22:28:56 2013
That looks like a nice tool! I'd like to see how it handles black walnuts. Oddly, the second post in a week about cutting PVC on Blogs That I Follow http://sugarmtnfarm.com/2013/08/29/cutting-pvc-pipe-with-string/
Comment by Michael Wed Sep 4 02:35:10 2013





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