These directions will assist the user in properly cutting stainless steel tubes.
For demonstration purposes, Inline Design is providing directions based on the use of the cut-off saw.
Caution: Wear protective ANSI-approved safety glasses, work gloves, and masks all the time.
- Place duct tape on the clamp of the cut-off saw and to all other areas where the tube will touch the metal to protect the surface from getting scratched while being cut
- Mark cutting point, clamp the tubing in place, and commence the cut
- Immerse the cut end into water to cool the cut tube
- File any sharp edges evenly with a fine metal file
- Clean the tube using a paper towel and some household cleaner
- Note: if necessary, ream/deburr the outside and inside of the tube. Be careful not to scratch the tubing while deburring; keep the deburr tool straight
- To polish the cut, follow instructions for maintaining stainless steel surface
NOTE: A small amount of surface corrosion is not uncommon after exposure to weather or salty conditions. We recommend using our passivation solution to prevent any surface corrosion from happening; more information is available on our Engineering Specifications Page.