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Chop saw tubing notching....

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sled_dog, Feb 4, 2006.

  1. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    Anyone link me to the thread or site that has the bit about chop saw tubing notching? I need to go make a crossmember and don't feel like sitting there with a hand grinder until the damn notch is perfect(I need a plasma cutter, smaller grinder, and tubing notcher). I just need to do 2 90* notches on some 1 3/4" tube and maybe some 1 1/2".
     
  2. Fubeca

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    It's super-easy for 90* notches, just cut the end of the tube at 45*, then rotate the tube 180* and make another 45* cut. The two 45* cuts will intersect in a point - instant notch - then repeat at the other end. I'm looking for another good post on this - i know there've been a couple on here and POR.
     
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    Notches

    Yeah I remember reading that thread, it was about 3 months ago. Have you tried search.BTW I live in North Wales. I hope you find it I would like to write that information down, just bought my son a chop saw for Christmas. Later J.
     
  4. sled_dog

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    actually thats not the case...

    http://coloradok5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=123969&highlight=chop+saw+notching

    Found the thread. 28* is the base angle for 1.75" notch.
     
  5. Fubeca

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    oops
     
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    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    This has been comming up alot lately. Great info thanks for dirrecting me to the right place.
     
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    Im notching all my tubes in the truggy with a chop-saw. I like it better then a hole saw notcher.
     
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    I started doing the notching on my cage with a hole saw. Took a long time and was kinda messy. Started notching with the chop saw and it works 10 times better. I think there is a chart on pirate with all the different angles for the tube and joint degrees.
     

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