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How to Cut Angles on Pipe

Many plumbing applications require that an angle be cut on the end of your PVC pipe. In order to properly cut this angle, you need a miter box. This box holds your pipe and has slits down the sides to accommodate your saw. This allows you to quickly and accurately cut angles.

A miter box allows you to cut angles on your pipe with precision.

Step 1

Measure where you will cut your pipe. Use a speed square and pencil to mark your cutting line.

Step 2

Place your pipe into the miter box. Align the pencil mark with the appropriate slot in the miter box.

Step 3

Insert your saw into the slot of the miter box. Use a saw blade rated for PVC or metal, depending on what you are cutting.

Step 4

Slide the saw back and forth across the pipe to cut it. Use slow, even strokes to ensure a smooth cut.

Step 5

File the edge of the pipe to remove rough edges, if necessary. Metal pipe will require filing, while PVC will not.

Warning

  • Use caution when working with saws.

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Located in southeastern Kentucky, Charles Judd began writing semi-professionally in early 2005 for local publications. His work has been published in his hometown newspapers, the "Jackson Sun" and the "Jackson Times." He has many diverse interests and enjoys writing about various subjects. Charles holds a Bachelor of Science in industrial machine technology.