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    Veteran Member Rustyiron's Avatar
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    Default Make hyd hose "shield" yourself

    In going thru my pics for another post, I saw the tubing "slicer" I made to slice regular plastic tubing (well pipe, pex tubing ect.) into that curly hose "protector". They charge a fortune for that stuff! I just took a short legnth of (about) 1 1/2 black pipe, guessed an angle to cut it on, and made up a little rig to hold a short pc. of a heavy sawzall blade. I figgured that it was pretty hard, and made a little "hook" type cut in the side of it with a little cut off wheel. It really works well! The pictures are not much, and if you would like a better pic or description, I'd be happy to help.
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    Default Re: Make hyd hose "shield" yourself

    Neat idea.
    I could use one of those myself
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    Default Re: Make hyd hose "shield" yourself

    That is the most unique idea I've seen in a while. How do you establish the pitch of the helix? Looks quite uniform.

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    Default Re: Make hyd hose "shield" yourself

    That's a great idea. Is the thumb bolt used to help guide your pipe as you're turning?

    How do you turn it? By hand?
    I've got a cutting torch and a welder sooo YEAH it'll fit!!

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    Default Re: Make hyd hose "shield" yourself

    The angle of the blade makes the even spacing. The pipe is 1 1/2" and works well on std. 1" plastic well pipe. For smaller dia. tubing, I stick a pc. of EMT, steel or pvc inside the (bigger) pipe and hold it down with the thumbscrew (towards the knife) against the cutter. At about $5/ft. to buy the stuff, this works well. I hold it in the vice and twist the pipe to be slit with a pipe wrench.
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    Default Re: Make hyd hose "shield" yourself

    Quote Originally Posted by Rustyiron View Post
    The angle of the blade makes the even spacing. The pipe is 1 1/2" and works well on std. 1" plastic well pipe. For smaller dia. tubing, I stick a pc. of EMT, steel or pvc inside the (bigger) pipe and hold it down with the thumbscrew (towards the knife) against the cutter. At about $5/ft. to buy the stuff, this works well. I hold it in the vice and twist the pipe to be slit with a pipe wrench.

    Thanks for the info. There's a few hoses on my old backhoe that need a little more protection since the backhoe is used mostly in the woods on the farm. Every little bit of protection helps.

    If I could just find out where to buy me a "Round-To-It" I'll get right to building me one.
    I've got a cutting torch and a welder sooo YEAH it'll fit!!

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    Default Re: Make hyd hose "shield" yourself

    Great idea.
    Looks primitive; works great.
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    It always starts out as such fun."
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    Default Re: Make hyd hose "shield" yourself

    Nice work. Wish I had the tools available to build this kinda stuff.

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    Default Re: Make hyd hose "shield" yourself

    That's one of the slickest ideas I have seen in a long time!

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    You should have started up a company and made a mint selling to Home Depot with that idea. Minimal capital investment.

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