Cutting silicone hose.

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Paul McCleary
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Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:27 am

Silicone hoses can be a bitch to cut so they look square.
The method I use is:
First off work out where the hose needs cutting.
Then find a Socket that has the same outer diameter as the internal diameter of the hose.
Find a suitable knife to cut the hose. Disposable craft knives are perfect(pack of 15 from most pound shops;) )
Slip the socket inside the hose untill the top edge of the socket is in line with where you wish to cut.
Grip the socket inside the hose with your hand to hold it in place and use the edge of the socket as a guide to cut against with the knife.....

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Sat Jun 20, 2009 10:17 am

top tip :ymapplause:
should we have a top tip section?
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Sat Jun 20, 2009 10:55 am

kevin wrote:top tip :ymapplause:
should we have a top tip section?

very nice paul

and yes i agree with that
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Paul McCleary
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Sun Jun 21, 2009 4:37 pm

Glad you all like it. :D
After all, no one likes a a man whose hose has a funny end! #-o

Paul. :mrgreen:
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