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?
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.
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?
Will this cut wooden dowels too?
Yes it'll cut wooden too. It's awesome!
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.