Wooden Dowels

Decorating By CNCS Updated 26 May 2009 , 12:32pm by CNCS

CNCS Posted 24 May 2009 , 4:15pm
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whats the best way to cut them?
Yes I know there are better things out there to use but I prefer the dowels.

I've used everything from a knife and hammer to rose prunners just cant find what I like yet.

my hubby mentioned a pair of large dog nail trimmers they have at petsmart but I cant bring myself to buy a pair.

Anyone have any hints?

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Luby Posted 24 May 2009 , 4:20pm
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DH bought me me something from the garden dept at either Home Depot or Lowe's. Basically, they are a small hand-held type of garden pruner (think loppers, but small).

The dowels still can be a bit difficult to cut, but these are the best I've found so far. They have a turqouise colored handle and it says "Gardena 608" on the handle.

The only thing I can think of that might be easier would bolt cutters and you can't find those in small sizes.

beachcakes Posted 24 May 2009 , 6:39pm
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I use something similar to this that i got a Sears a few years back. http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00937301000P?mv=rr Cuts easily and cleanly.

candice1988 Posted 24 May 2009 , 6:44pm
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Those look like they would work well. Do you think those would cut through wilton's plastic dowel rods too?

icer101 Posted 24 May 2009 , 6:48pm
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i saw a lady on youtube.... she was cutting with a rachet action pruning shears... i e-mailed and asked her.. haven,t found exactly what she had on the video.. it cut right thru the wooden dowels with such ease. i am still looking.. she said she bought them at a hardware store. hth

jensenscakes Posted 24 May 2009 , 7:56pm
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I found a little saw at lowes and a mini miter box to help cut evenly and it works on wood and plastic.

CNCS Posted 24 May 2009 , 11:12pm
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I'm going to ace hardware tomorrow to see what they have.

I need something that cuts really easy since I have a bit or arthritis.

CNCS Posted 24 May 2009 , 11:13pm
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Originally Posted by beachcakes

I use something similar to this that i got a Sears a few years back. http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00937301000P?mv=rr Cuts easily and cleanly.




May have to go to sears too.

jeking Posted 24 May 2009 , 11:20pm
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We use a chopsaw out in the storage area of the bakery. Doesn't get any easier than that!!

peg818 Posted 25 May 2009 , 1:30am
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PVC pipe cutters, ratchet type. Works like a charm. Just have to keep them hidden from the hubby or they would be gone.

angelicconfections Posted 25 May 2009 , 3:47am
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I have my DH cut them for me on his jigsaw. I have also used the dremel, I tried the pruning shears but the saw is much easier.

CNCS Posted 26 May 2009 , 12:32pm
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Hmmmmm. I have a scroll saw.
A fine tooth blade would be the best bet.

Everything at looked at ace was all oily and I didnt like that.

Going by Lowes today I'll see if they have some scroll saw blades.
I think that will do.

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