Astro_Al Posted February 20, 2006 Share Posted February 20, 2006 Hi, I thought I'd start a thread on my tube notcher project. I've got several cages to fabricate in the next 2 or 3 years, one cage/chassis combo (currently underway), and later some complete custom fabricated full tube chassis. I figured with that much tube work ahead I'd invest in a decent tube notcher. The obvious candidates being the JD2 and the Pro-tools notchers: JD2: http://www.jd2.com/ Pro-tools: http://www.pro-tools.com/hsn500.htm While investigating which to buy, I came across various complaints from people using these notchers and a couple of interesting threads: http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=440311 http://www.extremefabricator.com/BB/viewtopic.php?t=35 They got me thinking about making a more versatile & rigid milling-cutter type notcher (rather than the hole-saw type), which could be made for roughly the same cost as the hole-saw type. The price for a commercial cutter-type notcher is 3500 US Dollars (plus shipping, duty etc...). I figured I could make one up for roughly 10% of this (IN GBP), so my target budget is 350 GBP. This price is in the same ballpark as buying the JD2 or Protools and having it shipped to the UK, but I will hopefully end up with a much better notcher. I'll update this thread as I go. Al. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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