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1 minute ago, Triassic said:

I’m trying to build my house using the minimum number of tools. I used an old wood saw to cut the pipe and a Stanley knife to chamfer the pipe (hold it at 90 degrees to the pipe and pull the knife towards you).

 

Where's the finesse man? :)

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I'd think a stanley blade is too thin. The back edge of it, or the back of an old jigsaw/hacksaw blade maybe? You're using it as a scraper after all.

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Looking at mine , I think Stanley blades are not needed

it doesn’t cut and give off an apple peel type sliver

it sort of scrapes it off

i think a piece of stainless 2-3 mm thick sticking through the side so the pipe is a tight fit against the cutter

i think Stanley blades will be to brittle 

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3 minutes ago, Russell griffiths said:

Tbh I think the starrett cutter would be stronger with two blades mounted inside. 

 

I did wonder about adapting my cavity master...

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Coarse sandpaper would work too - could you set coarse sand or glass in resin ..?

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13 minutes ago, Russell griffiths said:

Looking at mine , I think Stanley blades are not needed

it doesn’t cut and give off an apple peel type sliver

it sort of scrapes it off

i think a piece of stainless 2-3 mm thick sticking through the side so the pipe is a tight fit against the cutter

i think Stanley blades will be to brittle 

 

Sound! A triangular "wedge" of st/st sheet dropped into a slot hacksawed at an angle in the ply I think.

 

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If you can adapt an old file they give a great long lasting edge once sharpened up.....  

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Well it works!

 

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Piece of random 1.5mm thick st/st sheet cut to a nom. 28x9mm "blade":

 

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Corresponding slot cut at an angle in the ply:

 

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Blade sticking out, (needed to cut a corresponding slot in the rib of the soil coupler):

 

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However...

 

In use, as there's no clearance holes/slots for the swarf this melts / solidifies, then jams the thing up to the point it BENT the blade. I had to knock off this solidified lump:

 

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I think too that the non cleared swarf is what scuffs the first few inches of the pipe.

 

Another issue is that when it jammed the nyloc that was a tight fit in the ply (last pic) whizzed around and rounded off the ply where it had been pressed in.

 

Video later, the phones dead

 

Would I use it? Maybe if I had a load to do but for a one off probably the grinder as usual!

 

Another one for the abandoned project pile! :)

 

 

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Could you cut that socket  down so that it is only 10-15mm longer than what the blade sticks out. Any swarf will fall out then won't mark the rest of the pipe.

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1 minute ago, Declan52 said:

Could you cut that socket  down so that it is only 10-15mm longer than what the blade sticks out. Any swarf will fall out then won't mark the rest of the pipe.

 

Good shout. The brown soil fitting is I note a bit brittle but then it's been lying outside for a couple of years.

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@Russell griffiths

Very neat bit of kit.  I am going to need one at some point this year so thought I would take a look for one.  I don't think I am in the making one myself camp as we will need to use it alot.  What on earth is it called officially?  Do you know the ebay store?  Cheers.

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Soil pipe chamfering tool.

 

About £40 upwards.

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