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    Steerer Tube + Handlebar Cutting Tool?

    I wanted to cut down some handlebars (and may be doing a new fork install soon) and don't have a hacksaw. Pricepoint has a steerer tube cutter for about 13 bucks: http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/151...ube-Cutter.htm . Anyone use this or have any recommendations? Is there a better pipe-cutter I should use?

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    I went to the local hardware store and bought a pipe cutter for $8. Works well, just buy a half moon file to get off the edges.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alexit
    I wanted to cut ...... don't have a hacksaw.
    I think you answered your own question!

    Hacksaws are not expensive. A guide for cutting the tube would be a nice extra, but not necessary.
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    I use a Park Threadless Saw Guide plus a hacksaw purchased at my local hardware store. The saw guide is great. It'll allow you to make nice clean cuts through both steerer tubes and handlebars. Plus it has a tab which fits in your bench vise so that you don't even have to hold the piece that you're cutting. Very handy.

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    you can buy the same thing at your local hardware store (or lowe's/home despot/etc) for under $10. you'll find it in the plumbing section.

    depending on what you're cutting, you'll need to replace the cutting wheels periodically (a few bucks for 2 of 'em). steel steerer tubes (or steel plumbing pipe) are hard on the wheels.
    a dremel tool w/ reinforced cutoff wheel does wonders, if you've got a rotary tool already.
    if you go the hacksaw route- I've used a hose clamp as a guide, though the park type guides are nice. I've seen cutting guides pretty cheap at harbor freight.
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    Buy a guide. Cutting steer tubes, seat post and bars without one is ghetto. Theright tools for the right job.

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    seriously, buy the park sg-6
    money well spent

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