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05-26-2004, 02:42 AM
What is the best way to mitre tubes for bicycle frames?
05-26-2004, 04:22 AM
do you mean notching?? for a miter your best bet is a bandsaw or chopsaw
also, Please fill in your location!!
05-26-2004, 09:41 AM
You need a tubing notcher. You can buy cheap ones at HF which is fine for hobby building. If you plan to manufacture bicycles then you will need a much more powerful notcher.
The cheap way to do it is a hole saw style notcher- HF, or maybe a step up to the old joint jigger- www.dalewilch.com
this style uses a hole saw. the holes saws wear out, but are easy to find.
Next step up goes up quite a bit in price- mittler bros and others make either milling machine style notchers, or belt sander style notchers- both run from 2 grand to 5 grand, but are designed for production work.
like anything else, you gets what you pays for.
05-22-2007, 08:25 PM
Here a link for a free program for doing that:
You need to look at theses sites:
May be: http://snip.awardspace.com/
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