DIY rotary pipe cutter add on

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I will stay tuned to find out more as you progress with your project. I have the PC tube cutter, but it is only for round tube.
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Unless you need to cut multi shaped tubes now it may be simpler to make the round face plate for each size. Later you can develop or find an adjustable one to copy.
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Re: DIY rotary pipe cutter add on

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acourtjester wrote: Thu May 09, 2024 12:27 pm Unless you need to cut multi shaped tubes now it may be simpler to make the round face plate for each size. Later you can develop or find an adjustable one to copy.
Im using an aluminum lazy susan to mount faceplates to the main frame. Should be able to swap plates easy enough and won't have to change the main body design as I upgrade followers.

Burned out a test adjustable follower. Think I'm close, a few tweaks in cad and it should work well.
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You may be able to change that to a rectangle shape by moving the opposing side guides farther out. that may require a larger diameter base plate.
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Re: DIY rotary pipe cutter add on

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Went ahead and cut the spitfire up and turned it into a dedicated pipe cutter. Need to make a few adjustments in cam and a gantry mounted follower but I think it's going to work well.

Does anyone have recommendations for pipe cope/notch CAD or dxf generators? I found this one https://cq.cx/tubejoin.pl but I'm looking for something that doesn't need an internet connection to use.

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Re: DIY rotary pipe cutter add on

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Looks like full stream ahead, ready for production work of any size you want , well worth the time spent. :Like :Like
I know SheetCam has a tubing cutting option have you looked to see weather that will get what you want for the software?
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