"I wanted to write you and tell you how happy we are with your product. I am the leader of a team of Journeyman Metal Model Makers. We build most of the roll cages for the test vehicles here at the Dearborn Proving Grounds. One of my men suggested we buy the PipeMaster™ and give it a try. I must say, I was very surprised at how much time it saves us cutting all of the angles we need. It has improved our timing and quality. Thank you for making such a fine product."


Ron Ramsey
Metal Model Maker Leader
Ford Motor Company

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Instructions

Accurate fits in 4 easy steps

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1. Slip over pipe


2. Push Down



3. Transfer & Cut


4. Ready to weld

Fitting both ends at one time
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Using two stubs of pipe and a length of angle iron, determine the location of the pipe to be installed.  Tack weld the stubs and draw centerlines on the two stubs and the pipe to be cut.

Using two stubs of pipe and a length of angle iron, determine the location of the pipe to be installed. Tack weld the stubs and draw centerlines on the two stubs and the pipe to be cut.
Slide the PipeMaster on one of the stubs with the tool centerline aligned with the pipe centerline.  Adjust the pins to fit the joint and mark the location of the plastic housing on the stub.

Slide the PipeMaster on one of the stubs with the tool centerline aligned with the pipe centerline. Adjust the pins to fit the joint and mark the location of the plastic housing on the stub.
Slide the PipeMaster on the pipe to be cut.  Align the tool and pipe centerlines. Mark the location of the housing on the pipe and trace the shape to be cut.

Slide the PipeMaster on the pipe to be cut. Align the tool and pipe centerlines. Mark the location of the housing on the pipe and trace the shape to be cut.
Slide the PipeMaster on the opposite stub with the centerlines aligned.  Adjust the pins to fit the joint.  Measure the distance from the housing to the mark on the first stub.

Slide the PipeMaster on the opposite stub with the centerlines aligned. Adjust the pins to fit the joint. Measure the distance from the housing to the mark on the first stub.
Slide the PipeMaster on the opposite end of the pipe to be cut.  Align the tool and pipe centerlines, transfer the distance measured in step 4 and mark the shape to be cut.

Slide the PipeMaster on the opposite end of the pipe to be cut. Align the tool and pipe centerlines, transfer the distance measured in step 4 and mark the shape to be cut.

Cut both ends and grind for final fit.  Remove the stubs and clean up the tack welds with a grinder. Check the final fit of the pipe and weld into place.

Cut both ends and grind for final fit. Remove the stubs and clean up the tack welds with a grinder. Check the final fit of the pipe and weld into place.
Tips:
- When making patterns keep the pins as short as possible.
- When fitting both ends always use a centerline
- For difficult patterns use your fingers to adjust the pins.