The JMR TN1000 hole saw notcher has a movable vise which allows it to notch very short pieces of tube. In the pictures you will see how the vise slides up close to the hole saw. The JMR TN1000 is the ONLY hole saw notcher on the market with a movable vise. JMR incorporated this design feature because the person designing the tool actually has practical fabrication experience and very little experience staring at an office wall. Notching short sections of tube is only one feature the JMR TN1000 offers.
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Another great feature the JMR TN1000 offers is the ability to notch flat bar. You can read more about this feature and see pictures of the TN1000 in action by looking HERE.
OK, now you have seen the most logical way to notch a short piece of tube. Now I will show you a way to notch tube even shorter. The method pictured below is from years of experience in the shop fabricating race trucks not sitting on the internet reading about how others fabricate. If you EVER have questions about how to use a JMR tool feel free to call or email.
If you would like to make the tool used in the JMR TN1000 below it is very simple to do. Cut a 5 inch piece of tube that will slide over the tube you want to notch. With a cut off wheel cut a slot down the length of the tube. Make sure to leave about 1/2 at the end of the slot. In other words DO NOT cut all the way down. The slot is cut in the tube to allow it to clamp down around the work piece. Make sure the 1/2 inch you left is at the opposite end from the piece you are notching. Insert the short piece of tube you want to notch and clamp down in position. The JMR vise will allow you to clamp down firmly to hold the short piece of notched tube. If you have a different brand of notcher you can can still do this procedure. Depending on the brand notcher you have you may have to use a radiator hose clamp out toward the end of the tube to help hold the tube.