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quick brake hose question

red eyered eye Posts: 264
edited January 2008 in MTB workshop & tech
would this be ok for cutting my juicy 7's hoses?
040215399.jpg its the red thing im talking about. its used to cut copper brake lines on cars

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  • omegasomegas Posts: 970
    No that will crush the tube as it is only nylon.

    A Stanley knife blade is all you need.
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    that is for cutting copper and cunifer automotive brake lines not hoses.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • red eyered eye Posts: 264
    was thinking of using a blade. in the manual it says to use hose cutters thought i make sure.
    so i shall be using a blade to cut my hoses.
    thanks
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    get com cable cutters like park.pedros or Knippex.

    you are not trying to cut automotive brake PIPE you car curring HOSE (so the same as you would use for a cable outer will do).

    BUT IF your hose has a insert that is then pushed into the end of the hose and then need a 90 degree cut then you should use a very very sharp blade and a couple of guides if you can not do it by eye.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
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