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Will normal pliers cut hydraulic housing?

AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
edited May 2010 in MTB workshop & tech
so, will they? cause i got new brakes and housing is way too long

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  • Thread8Thread8 Posts: 479
    They might, but the ends will probably fray and you might squish the inner hose
    Haro Thread 8
    Please help!

    "It's like parkour, on a bike"
  • mferebornmfereborn Posts: 480
    I find a hacksaw to be the best tool.
    The Frog: Lapierre Zesty 214 2010 - Upgraded - W.I.P
  • El CapitanoEl Capitano Posts: 6,401
    I did my Avid's with a Stanley knife (with a brand new blade).
  • KevUKKevUK Posts: 111
    Or as i suggested in another thread, a dremmel with a thin cutting disc :) nice clean, straight cuts.
  • flowproflowpro Posts: 64
    No question Stanley knife will give you the cleanest cut and will let you cut it straight which is just as important.

    rest it on a block of wood when you cut it.
  • switchback18switchback18 Posts: 617
    I did my Avid's with a Stanley knife (with a brand new blade).

    flowpro wrote:
    No question Stanley knife will give you the cleanest cut and will let you cut it straight which is just as important.

    rest it on a block of wood when you cut it.

    Yep, not surprising that this is best, the 'proper' tools to cut brake hose often have a stanley blade as the cutter.
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