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Should I purchase a Mini Bandsaw or can someone cut poly tubes better?
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I need to cut 6” length, 3”-diameter poly tubes.  I am currently using 3D printed jig and hacksaw.   The biggest issue for me is the cut needs to be perpendicular.  The hacksaw is loud and slow.  I am considering buying a mini 9” bandsaw.   Ryobi BS904G 9" BANDSAW https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RH1SOLW/ref...-FbWQ0234R

Tube:https://www.uline.com/Product/Detail/S-12643/Clear-Tubes/Clear-Plastic-Tubes-3-x-6

I don’t want to use woodshop equipment for cutting plastics.  Am I going about this the right way?
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#2
You could get a plastic cutting blade for the miter saw.

Some material/tool suggestions from the wiki: http://wiki.artisansasylum.com/index.php...ting_Chart
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(01-10-2021, 04:12 PM)Nick(eXceSs) Wrote: You could get a plastic cutting blade for the miter saw.

Some material/tool suggestions from the wiki: http://wiki.artisansasylum.com/index.php...ting_Chart

Thanks for this idea!  The plastic tubes I’m cutting are 6” (in half). It’s not nearly as thick as a pvc pipe, how would I go about safely cutting/holding the tubes? This is why I thought bandsaw would be ideal.  But I could understand how miter saw could produce more per hour.
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I believe there are ways to set up clamping on the miter saw... If you are doing a bunch, I'd even make a simple jig - i.e. drill a stack of boards to the right diameter, slide the tube in to a stop and cut... remove cut bits and repeat...

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