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What do you think of this tubing notcher

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by FMJ, Feb 20, 2005.

  1. FMJ

    FMJ Registered Member

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    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    doesn't look any differnet than the harbor freight one at $36
     
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    boz42 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    unless u are openning a fab shop that is all u need
     
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    could do just as good with a saw:dunno:
     
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    sickquad 1/2 ton status

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    My experience with tubing notchers: Thin wall (.035 or .06) you have to do it with an abrasive disk notcher or the sides catch and bend on deep notches. Sometimes you have to really on a file and a little skill to get these right.

    Thick wall (over .06) a hole saw works real well.

    The best way I ever did it was to chuck an endmill into a lathe, so it is spinning. Make a mount on the compound for the tube and you can't go wrong. No gaps to fill.
     
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    ntsqd 1/2 ton status

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    As an alternative, search "Chop Saw Notching"
     
  7. FMJ

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    So one of thsoe would work fine for putting my roll cage together with 2" 1/8 tubing. I thought these things were way more expensive.
     
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    I've got the HF version. Seems like it was around $25 or so on sale. Can't really tell how different that one is, but it's not exactly the same. <shrug> Mine is fine for what I use it, and I don't see any reason to spend more money...
     

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