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As we added more tubing, I went from magazine guy to fabricator's assistant. My first job was to cut the tubing to length, and this was done with a wet saw, though a chopsaw, a bandsaw, or even a hacksaw can work as long as you get a good square cut. I had to be sure to double-check all measurements down to a 1/16-inch or better. Once the tube is cut I made sure the sharp edges were ground off and any burrs removed with a grinder or this JMR belt sander. Cleaning the edges keeps the annoying cuts and snags at bay, and helps in measuring for future bends and notching.

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