What Do You Use To Cut Your Dowels?

Decorating By microbiology1 Updated 19 Aug 2010 , 10:49pm by allaboutcakeuk

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microbiology1 Posted 19 Aug 2010 , 5:45pm
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I really hate the little saw I have. Neither my hubby or I can get perfectly even dowels. I keep trying to find hand held snippers like I always see them use on the food network but they keep telling me at the hardware store that nothing will cut through dowels evenly except a saw. What snippers do you use? Brand name/model number please. THANKS!!!!

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CWR41 Posted 19 Aug 2010 , 6:13pm
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You can try pruning shears, wire cutters, or a brand new pair of dog toenail clippers depending on the diameter of your dowels.

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peg818 Posted 19 Aug 2010 , 7:46pm
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I use PVC ratchet cutters. Found them at Home depot sure you can get them at any hardware store. I like the ratchet action cause i can get them to a nice small opening and take my time to line up my dowels evenly.

Just be careful of your fingers!

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allaboutcakeuk Posted 19 Aug 2010 , 10:49pm
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are you using plastic or wooden dowels. with plastic i just saw partially through then they just snap, if i need an angle or v. smooth cut i use a dremel tool - one of those small hobby tools that has different attachments for cutting/sanding etc always cuts them perfectly hth

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