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Old 07-04-2012, 04:58 PM
blueskies blueskies is offline
 
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Sparx--

Can you tell us how to use the pipe cutter? Not sure how rollin the barrel works. Would love to know this tech tip.
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Old 07-04-2012, 05:07 PM
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aimit says the following--

“I have done a bunch of barrels by just tapping the edge of the shoulder with a hammer to fold the edge over slightly. Barrels are very soft steel. I have never had one come loose, and in most cases it does not even show"

So I guess you use the pipe cutter with your grommet set to fold the edge over slightly?

Is this like when you snug up the barrel splines?

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Old 07-04-2012, 06:15 PM
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I have been using this tool for about 20 years. Punch the Clown saw mine & put a glitch on the Battle Tested forum, and it spread out from there. You can go to any plumbing supply house & buy replacement rollers for the cutter. Since they don't make a roller for the cutting blade, you might have to belt sand the roller down to 5/8 inch to make it fit.
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Old 07-05-2012, 04:08 PM
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I have been using this method for over 30 years works great to give you the plus index on an older M1 barrel shoulder
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:50 AM
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how to use a pipe cutter, place the cutter onto the pipe
screw the handle down, and at same time roll the cutter around the pipe
after 2 or 3 rounds, tighten the handle a little. 1/8 turn
roll arouind the pipe 2 or3 times repeat. until you have reached your depth

futher directions. if using pipe cutter as it was intended. when starting your cut
do not go around the pipe on the first round. instead move cutter back and forth scouring a line around pipe. for the blade to track in
if not the cutter wheel will "walk" on you causing a "threaded" condition
after scouring...go around pipe and tighten after 3 rounds repeat till pipe is cut. then ream the inside of pipe

caution....if you do not go around pipe slowly and try and cut to deep to fast, you will "bell or flare" the end of pipe
and you WILL pay holy hell trying to thread the pipe.

paladin601.....the older generation is laying down their tools. I am picking them up and using them...we tinkers are still around!!!
if its broke i fix it, if its fixed i break it LOL

....or my tinker toys

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Old 11-22-2014, 12:33 AM
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This reminds me of the S&W revolver crane swaging tool for stretching the crane's barrel to fix endshake.

After seeing the S&W tool, I bought a used american made pipe cutter and ground off the cutting blade on the belt sander until it was a "wheel". Works great. You can have a dedicated small one for relovers, and a larger one for your m1a.
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Old 02-25-2019, 02:30 PM
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Bump for a great thread. Thanks guys.
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Old 02-25-2019, 04:49 PM
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I replaced the cutter blade with a roller bearing and it works fine. By chance I had one of correct dimensions.
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Old 02-26-2019, 07:02 AM
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Has anybody posted pictures of this device on a site where they don't disappear and become a cute kitten? Wait, you guys aren't using kittens are you?!
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Old 02-27-2019, 06:34 PM
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Has anybody posted pictures of this device on a site where they don't disappear and become a cute kitten? Wait, you guys aren't using kittens are you?!





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