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Old 03-31-2007, 01:51 PM
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how to cut braided fuel line?

What's the best tool & technique to cut braided fuel line?

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Tape it up and use an abrasive cutoff wheel. Blow the junk out of the hose afterwards and remove the tape.

That's how I've always done it.


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I have always taped it, and cut in the middle of the tape with serrated metal snips. It has always made the least amount of mess and works quickly.

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I wrap a length of electrical tape around it then attach a hose clamp around the tape. Then I take a hack saw and cut it along the hose clamp.

Never tried using a cut off wheel, I'll have to check that out.
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I wrap the area I am going to cut with black electrical tape and I have used a set of tin snips to cut mine. Makes a nice clean cut and no mess.
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What's the best tool & technique to cut braided fuel line?
See this thread for more info and pictures.

Cutting braided hose
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Excellent, outstanding, and many thanks! One more question if I may. Must you crimp(?) each fitting?
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A SHARP chisel and a hammer!!!!
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Must you crimp(?) each fitting?
The AN style fittings that are used with braided lines are not crimped.

The inner portion of the braided line is pushed onto a tapered section of the AN fitting and the outer nut of the AN fitting creates the seal against the OD of the braided line as it is tightened.
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On the Fittings and Steel Braid low pressure (under 350#) that I have used, you push the Ferrule on the Hose (which is the hardest part), then screw the Fitting into the Hose (the Ferrule has Threads).

On real High Pressure Hose (over 2000# p.s.i.) 95%+ of those ARE crimped (much better clamping method)-
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Jeg's sells a tool for cutting it...best investment yet...woo hoo
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cutting braided fuel line

I just wrap tape around where I want to cut it, & used a small cut off wheel...worked fine!!
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Hey Marty, you must hold the record for your first post after your join date....


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When you get ready to put on the AN fittings....remember to remove tape from end of hose.
Most people try to just shove the first part of the AN fitting onto the hose. The part actually has left handed threads in it. Put the hose in some soft V-clamps in a vise and turn that AN part onto the hose so it seats all the way in. I also use alittle oil on the inside of the hose and threads as I put the threaded part into the hose.
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Masking tape and cut it with a larger pair of SHARP tin snips or a VERY fine blade in the band saw.
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