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.

HTH

MissCakeCrazy Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 12:21pm
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you mean something like this ;- http://www.screwfix.com/prods/59590/Hand-Tools/Plumbing-Tools/Pipe-Cutters/Plastic-Pipe-Cutter-26mm?cm_mmc=GoogleBase-_-Datafeed-_-Hand%20Tools-_-Plastic%20Pipe%20Cutter%2026mm ? 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.
LL

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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Thanks

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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