Cutting Dowels

Decorating By MissCakeCrazy Updated 26 Mar 2010 , 2:05pm by Justforfun751

MissCakeCrazy Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 12:09pm
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I have plastic dowels which I have used on 2 occasions and both times I had to tell my husband to cut them as I found it too difficult, especially with a kitchen knife. He ended up cutting it with a hand saw. Is there anything else I can use myself which is easier?

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DreamMaker2 Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 12:17pm
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I use a PVC Pipe cutter. It's very easy to use! They can be found in the plumbing or tools section of most home improvement or hardware store.


MissCakeCrazy Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 12:21pm
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you mean something like this ;- ? Will you be able to see the point where you have marked on dowel when cutting it?

DreamMaker2 Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 12:22pm
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Just to be a little more descriptive - here's a pic. And yes, you can see the marks very clearly.

bates123 Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 12:35pm
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Will this cut wooden dowels too?

MissCakeCrazy Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 12:37pm
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Jenniferkay Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 1:59pm
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Yes it'll cut wooden too. It's awesome!

Justforfun751 Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 2:05pm
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Thanks for the topic - I was wondering the same thing myself. I can never seem to make good cuts, whether with the wood or plastic dowels. icon_mad.gif

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