Cutting Wooden Dowel Rods

Decorating By LindieLu Updated 23 Apr 2010 , 2:57pm by tiggy2

LindieLu Posted 22 Apr 2010 , 6:51pm
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Is there another way to cut the dowels easier than using a kitchen knife or sawing it?? Any suggestions are appreciated!

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peg818 Posted 22 Apr 2010 , 7:35pm
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I use pvc pipe cutters. They are a ratchet type cutter and cut through the dowels with ease. You can find them at any hardware store.

jhay Posted 22 Apr 2010 , 7:47pm
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I use pruning shears from the gardening center. Bring a dowel with you and ask the sales associate at Lowes or Home Depot which set of shears would be best to cut that diameter of dowel. thumbs_up.gif

dchockeyguy Posted 22 Apr 2010 , 9:25pm
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I use jhay's approach as well. However, do NOT use these for gardening as well. You really need to keep them separate. (I know, I'm weird that way, but I firmly believe that tools are either for food use or other use)

LindieLu Posted 23 Apr 2010 , 2:26am
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thanks ladies!!

LindieLu Posted 23 Apr 2010 , 2:40pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dchockeyguy

I use jhay's approach as well. However, do NOT use these for gardening as well. You really need to keep them separate. (I know, I'm weird that way, but I firmly believe that tools are either for food use or other use)




Absolutely!! (besides, I don't have a lawn, so there's no temptation anyways!) icon_smile.gif

tiggy2 Posted 23 Apr 2010 , 2:57pm
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I also use a racheting cutter and it's like cutting butter.

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