A Hack For Cutting Pipes Perfectly [Video]

Hackett's trick to get even edges

So you want to cut a round pipe–or any other tube–straight across. How do you mark a cutting line that remains true, instead of wandering as it wraps around the pipe?

In the latest episode of the Rebuild video series, Popular Science columnist Chris Hackett demonstrates an easy trick to ensure you cut tubes evenly every time. With the help of chalk, and straight-edged paper or tape, you can bid uneven edges goodbye.

Learn more tips and tactics from Hackett in his new book, Maker Skills.