Splitting Question

Hi all, For a project I am working on I need to split a length of pvc pipe in half lengthwise. Any suggestions? Mark
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Bandsaw.
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I hope you have access to a bandsaw

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Jigsaw. Handsaw. Cut _two_ lengths of pipe a bit heavy of the line, then shave them to the line with a block plane. No block plane, then tape a piece of 120 grit to a flat surface and lap.
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MarkS wrote:

Add this to the other suggestions, not necessarily in replacement of them.
Make up a v-block or seven to hold the pipe in line with the fence and rip away with a table saw.
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"split a length of pvc pipe"
Can you surround it with flat boards and run it through your TS or BS?
Didn't say the diameter, but if 1/2" or 3/4" you could possibly hold it with a board on either side (cut a "v" in each board edge, apply a little glue and clamp. THen cut in half and pull the pvc off the wood support block. Or, forget the glue and use the boards as a jig to hold the pipe before the blade and push it through using th blade to keep it from twisting as you push it though the saw.
Nevah done it myself, just spit ballin here

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You can cut a V groove down the length of the board to hold the pipe more securely.
If you don't want to cut up the entire board, just cut some V-blocks on a 2x4, and fasten them to a straight board with nails/screws/glue.
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^ | put pipe in middle, and clamp with strapping tape. Then cut with a table saw/bandsaw.
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It would be important to tell us what diameter of pipe and what length you need. Be aware, cutting one side of large diameter pipe can be very dangerous as the pipe can close and bind on the blade. I think several fellas can give some good input and advice with the proper information.
If the piece(s) will be fairly short, you can rig a block on the end of the pipe (hot melt glue?) that will keep you indexed on the saw table. Be prepared to wedge the cut open to reduce saw bind. Don't hesitate to consider making a jig or box to use a circle saw.
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Use a handsaw and be done with it. That's how plumbers cut the stuff. Do this on a machine, be prepared to spend a whole day cleaning up the millions of electrically charged PVC particles that stick to anything with an opposite charge, such as bandsaw tires, hair, and clothing.
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