Tool For Cutting Dowels

Decorating By mlynnb Updated 11 Oct 2006 , 8:28pm by peajay66

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mlynnb Posted 11 Oct 2006 , 11:35am
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Awhile ago, someone posted regarding a tool they use for cutting dowels. If I remember correctly, it was a relatively inexpensive item. Does anyone know about this? I've tried cutting my dowels a couple of different ways, but have a hard time getting them straight across. icon_sad.gif Thanks!


Also---on the post I am thinking about, they said they got the tool at Lowes, if that helps?

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jtb94 Posted 11 Oct 2006 , 11:43am
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I also was looking for a tool. I went to home depot on Sunday and couldn't find anything. I have been using a table saw but it seems a bit much for such a little piece of wood.

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Ohara Posted 11 Oct 2006 , 12:07pm
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I use pruning shears. They come in different sizes. I hope this helps

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snady498 Posted 11 Oct 2006 , 1:41pm
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i scor my dowels with a sharp pair of scissors then break them the rest of the way. i then file the ends with a nail file if necessary. this has worked really well for me

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KHalstead Posted 11 Oct 2006 , 1:50pm
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mlynnb Posted 11 Oct 2006 , 1:59pm
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KHalstead----Yes, I think that is the tool! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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peg818 Posted 11 Oct 2006 , 8:22pm
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I use PVC pipe cutters. They cut through the dowel like butter. cost around $25 but i'm sure they come cheaper then that.

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peajay66 Posted 11 Oct 2006 , 8:28pm
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I use a NEW dog nail clipper. Works great!

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