No.2 (pivoting) Tube Notcher
"Hello! first of all i would just like to say that i am really satisfied with your plans! theyr great! i have the plans for bender no.1, roll bender and pivoting notcher and they are great. I have already built the tube nocher and it work superb."
F. K. - Norway.
The notcher is ideally suited to anyone wanting to accurately fabricate tubular structures such as gates, motorcycle frames, buggy chassis etc. The notcher can be quickly mounted in a vice, or clamped directly onto thechassis etc. for those difficult compound cuts.
The quality needle roller bearings specified will ensure concentricity and long life. No more chattering and poorly cut fishmouths like some cheap bought tools!
The notcher is designed with the utmost simplicity of construction in mind. In most instances, the main parts of the notcher can be made from common steel off-cuts found in the average workshop. A lathe (or access to one) is necessary for boring the hole in the bearing block and turning the reduced shank and threads on the shaft.
The only other tools required are a scriber or craft knife, a tape measure, a compass, a protractor, a setsquare, an adjustable bevel, a centre punch, a jigsaw or bandsaw, a hacksaw or cut-off saw, a pedestal or hand drill, Ø8.5mm, Ø10.2mm, Ø10.5mm drill bits, M10 and M12 taps, a welder, and an angle grinder or file for finishing.
More than just a collection of CAD drawings, this comprehensive manual consists of the following:
- Nineteen pages of instructions.
- Twelve 2D and 3D CAD drawings.
- Full materials list.
- Full fasteners list.
Notching tube (aka coping / fishmouthing)
DIY from Plans
The PDF manual contains detailed information, instruction, images and fully dimensioned CAD drawings
This versatile adjustable Pivoting Tube Notcher is perfect as a compliment to the Rorty No.1 Tube Notcher, or as a compact standalone notcher. This tool is capable of cutting fishmouths in tube and pipe ranging in diameters from Ø12.7mm (½") to Ø50.8mm (2") with any wall thickness. It will easily cut at any angle from 0° to 60°.