Want to know how to cut PVC pipe straight? It’s actually pretty easy – all you need is a sharp blade and a little bit of patience. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to do it step by step.
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Measuring the Pipe
Before cutting PVC pipe, it is important to take accurate measurements. This will ensure that the pipe is cut to the correct size and that the finished product looks professional. There are a few different ways to measure PVC pipe, so choose the method that is best for the project at hand.
Decide on the Length of the Pipe
Use a tape measure to determine how long you need your PVC pipe to be. Cut the pipe at the appropriate length with a power or hand saw.
Measure the Length of the Pipe
Cutting PVC pipe is easy, but you need to make sure you measure the pipe correctly. The first step is to measure the length of the pipe. You can use a tape measure, a ruler, or a measuring stick. Once you have the length of the pipe, mark it on the pipe with a pencil.
Cutting the Pipe
Whether you’re installing a new sprinkler system or just need to add a few more bends to your home plumbing, you’ll need to cut PVC pipe from time to time. Fortunately, it’s easy to cut PVC pipe with just a few tools.
Place the Pipe in the Cutting Jig
One of the most difficult tasks for a beginner is cutting a length of PVC pipe cleanly and straight. While it is possible to cut the pipe by hand, it is very difficult to get a perfectly straight cut. The best way to cut PVC pipe is with a cutting jig.
A cutting jig is a simple device that holds the pipe in place while you cut it. There are many different types of cutting jigs available, but they all work in essentially the same way. To use a cutting jig, simply clamp the jig in place on your work surface and insert the PVC pipe into the appropriate slot. Once the pipe is in place, you can use a handsaw, power saw, or even a ratchet cutter to make your cut.
When using a cutting jig, be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully. Some jigs require that you clamp them down tightly before beginning to cut, while others must be secured with bolts or screws. In most cases, it is also necessary to use some type of lubricant on the blade of your saw to prevent it from binding on the PVC.
Cut the Pipe
The first step is to find a pipe cutter that will fit your PVC pipe. Make sure that the cutter is the right size, or you may not be able to make a clean cut. Once you have found the right pipe cutter, place it on the PVC pipe and tighten the blade until it is snug. You will want to turn the cutter around the pipe a few times to get a nice, clean cut.
Deburring the Pipe
You’ve cut your PVC pipe, but there’s still a little bit of work to do before you can start using it. The first step is to remove any sharp edges from the pipe. This process is called deburring.
Use a Pipe Deburring Tool
If you want to remove the sharp edges from the end of a cut pipe, then you’ll need to use a pipe deburring tool. There are several different types of these tools available on the market, but they all work in basically the same way.
To use a pipe deburring tool, simply insert the cutting blade into the end of the pipe and then twist the handle in a clockwise motion. The cutting blade will remove any sharp burrs from the inside or outside of the pipe. Be sure to deburr both ends of the pipe to ensure a proper fit when connecting two pieces of PVC together.
Use a File
If your pipe is made of metal, use a file to remove any burrs on the outside of the pipe. If your pipe is made of PVC, use sandpaper to remove any burrs on the outside of the pipe.