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CUT­TING TUBES

I’d used a pair of shears to cut through the tube, with the re­sult that the end of the tube got squashed flat. There are two ways to re­solve this. Firstly, Dave slips a cock­tail stick into the tube and then cuts through it with a slit­ting disc in a mini-drill. How­ever, the tube that we’re us­ing on our sig­nal is too small for a cock­tail stick. There­fore, Dave uses shears to cut the tube to length and then re-forms the open­ing with a pair of pliers. He then uses drill bits and broaches to bore out the in­ter­nal shape of the tube.

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