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Customer Reviews for Northern Industrial Tubing Notcher - 2in. O. Dia. Capacity

Northern Industrial Tubing Notcher - 2in. O. Dia. Capacity

Item# 143355
"45 angle adjusts in single degree increments. Centers and aligns round tube automatically. 1/2in. spindle. Tough CNC machined construction. 1/2in. and 5/8in. hole saw arbors. Hole saws not included. Max. Cutting Capacity - Round in. dia. 2, Required Drill Size in. 1/2."
Average Customer Rating:
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4
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5
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Rating Summary (3 reviews)
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3 of 3(100%)would recommend this product to a friend.
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Customer Reviews for Northern Industrial Tubing Notcher - 2in. O. Dia. Capacity
Review 1 for Northern Industrial Tubing Notcher - 2in. O. Dia. Capacity
Overall Rating:
4 / 5
4 / 5

Works pretty well, could be better though.

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June 13, 2011
By dodgeoffroad
from Mountain Home, Arkansas
"This is a good inexpensive notcher for people that don't need a lot of angles. You can notch tube quickly and easily. It works well in a floor stand drill press where you can drop the table about 15 inches. The only complaint I have had with mine is that the arbor setup is really weak and I can't seem to find a good replacement. If you just thread hole saws on the arbor, there are no side lugs to hold the hole saw in place. So at some point the saw will catch and will chew up the threads on the arbor. The arbor is a 5/8" fine thread which I had trouble finding a nut for so I could hold the hole saw in place. The design feels a little cheap, like the way the tubing is clamped in. But in the end, it works. I'm notching 2" x .250" DOM and using some good quality bi-metal hole saws, and it cuts through quickly and accurately."
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Review 2 for Northern Industrial Tubing Notcher - 2in. O. Dia. Capacity
Overall Rating:
3 / 5
3 / 5

Built on the cheap side

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February 15, 2008
By Jed1320
from SLO, CA
"This is a bare minimum tubing notcher. The degree indicator doesn't match the actual degrees. The locking key shaft is cut eccentric. The paint was flaking off before it was used. For the money it isn't a bad buy. If you are looking for a quality tool for every day use step up to the next model."
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Review 3 for Northern Industrial Tubing Notcher - 2in. O. Dia. Capacity
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great tool for the money

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January 21, 2008
By weldman
from Texas
"I bought this tool to build an ADA hand-rail out of 2" diameter 16 gauge tubing. If you are going to notch pipe or use it a lot I would step up to one of the made in USA models. But for my current need it works great and is well built."
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+4points
5out of 6found this review helpful.
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