How to Cut Galvanized Pipe
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Galvanized pipe is steel pipe that is coated in zinc, which minimizes rust and corrosion inside the pipe. It is very strong and has historically been used for running water in homes. Whether you are installing new galvanized pipe or removing old pipes, if you need to cut galvanized pipe you will need the right type of tool to cut through it. If you can pick the right tool for your application, and use it correctly, you should be able to cut through the pipe quickly and easily.  X Research source
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To cut galvanized pipe, use either a tube-cutting tool, a reciprocating saw, or a hacksaw. To use a tube-cutting tool, you’ll secure the vice-like tool around the pipe, then tighten it until it cuts through the pipe. Once you cut it, you’ll need to use a rounded file to sand down any burrs. If you’re working with a pipe in a tight space, you’ll want to use a reciprocating saw. Before you make the cut, make a mark on the pipe where you want to saw. Then, turn on the saw, and carefully move the blade through the pipe. If you don’t want to use special equipment, you can also use a hacksaw to cut a pipe. Simply line up the saw where you want to cut and use gentle pressure to saw through, since using too much pressure can be dangerous. To learn how to use an angle grinder to cut a galvanized pipe, read on!Galvanized pipe is steel pipe that is coated in zinc, which minimizes rust and corrosion inside the pipe. It is very strong and has historically been used for running water in homes. Whether you are installing new galvanized pipe or… ]]>