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#3284854 - 02/17/14 07:32 AM Re: Oil Filter cutting? what do you use? [Re: Colt45ws]
sayjac Offline


Registered: 10/13/08
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Originally Posted By: Colt45ws
Okay, nevermind that wont work. Its solid there and where that section bolts to the bar. I tried a FL400 again and I do see that it rubs on the center section pretty good. They obviously were not thinking of filters smaller than a PH5/8/2.

And that's why I gave with relatively inexpensive HF exhaust cutter a shot. It has four cutting wheels and with some technique experience it does a reasonably good job.

I'm curious to know if the linked Jegs model has improved on the Summit design by moving the guide wheels closer together.

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#3285147 - 02/17/14 12:23 PM Re: Oil Filter cutting? what do you use? [Re: Flareside302]
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Registered: 07/14/09
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I got mine from Summit racing a while ago, it was $45, basic looking, but it works.
I have problems cutting into Wix & purolator filters tho..
it eats thru fram & bosch's like nobody's business.
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#3285755 - 02/17/14 10:38 PM Re: Oil Filter cutting? what do you use? [Re: Flareside302]
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Registered: 07/13/03
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I use on of these:

http://www.amazon.com/Longacre-Oil-Filte...l+filter+cutter

This one doesn't work on very small diameter filters either.

I'm pretty sure it can be modified to work with small diameter filters by swapping out the bearings with ones with a larger OD.
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#3285819 - 02/18/14 12:43 AM Re: Oil Filter cutting? what do you use? [Re: paulo57509]
ZeeOSix Offline


Registered: 07/22/10
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Originally Posted By: paulo57509
I use on of these:

http://www.amazon.com/Longacre-Oil-Filte...l+filter+cutter

This one doesn't work on very small diameter filters either.

I'm pretty sure it can be modified to work with small diameter filters by swapping out the bearings with ones with a larger OD.


It doesn't cut smaller filters even if you move the two posts the bearings are on inward toward the cutter?
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#3285845 - 02/18/14 02:36 AM Re: Oil Filter cutting? what do you use? [Re: Flareside302]
Clevy Offline


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I've been using my sawzall however I think the best bet would be a cast pipe cutter with the cutting wheels
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#3285875 - 02/18/14 05:44 AM Re: Oil Filter cutting? what do you use? [Re: paulo57509]
sayjac Offline


Registered: 10/13/08
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Originally Posted By: paulo57509
I use on of these:

http://www.amazon.com/Longacre-Oil-Filte...l+filter+cutter

This one doesn't work on very small diameter filters either.....

Based on it's appearance I've long thought the Longacre was the creme dela creme of filter cutters. But if it doesn't work on smaller diameter filters I wouldn't pay that kind of money for it. Just me.

Originally Posted By: Clevy
.... I think the best bet would be a cast pipe cutter with the cutting wheels

This may or may not be applicable, but a poster or two tried to use the Harbor Freight pipe cutter with little success. They ended up crushing the can(s) more than cutting it open.

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#3285884 - 02/18/14 06:07 AM Re: Oil Filter cutting? what do you use? [Re: paulo57509]
DuckRyder Offline


Registered: 10/20/05
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Loc: Atlanta
Originally Posted By: paulo57509
I use on of these:

http://www.amazon.com/Longacre-Oil-Filte...l+filter+cutter

This one doesn't work on very small diameter filters either.

...


Define "very small"?

That is the exact one I have and it would defiantly do smaller than Honda Filters - you know you can move the rollers to the inner set of holes correct?
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#3286509 - 02/18/14 06:02 PM Re: Oil Filter cutting? what do you use? [Re: ZeeOSix]
paulo57509 Offline


Registered: 07/13/03
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Loc: Tracy, CA
Originally Posted By: ZeeOSix
Originally Posted By: paulo57509
I use on of these:

http://www.amazon.com/Longacre-Oil-Filte...l+filter+cutter

This one doesn't work on very small diameter filters either.

I'm pretty sure it can be modified to work with small diameter filters by swapping out the bearings with ones with a larger OD.


It doesn't cut smaller filters even if you move the two posts the bearings are on inward toward the cutter?


Must be a new model. I didn't notice the extra holes. Mine doesn't have them.



Edited by paulo57509 (02/18/14 06:13 PM)
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#3286572 - 02/18/14 07:10 PM Re: Oil Filter cutting? what do you use? [Re: paulo57509]
DuckRyder Offline


Registered: 10/20/05
Posts: 1509
Loc: Atlanta
Hmm, next time I am near mine I will snap a picture... unless I imagined the whole thing (and anything is possible) mine has another set of holes in it...

Ahh, see here:

http://www.gtsparkplugs.com/Oil_Filter_Cutter.html

and:



Edited by DuckRyder (02/18/14 07:14 PM)
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#3286605 - 02/18/14 07:21 PM Re: Oil Filter cutting? what do you use? [Re: paulo57509]
ZeeOSix Offline


Registered: 07/22/10
Posts: 7584
Loc: PNW
Originally Posted By: paulo57509
Originally Posted By: ZeeOSix
Originally Posted By: paulo57509
I use on of these:

http://www.amazon.com/Longacre-Oil-Filte...l+filter+cutter

This one doesn't work on very small diameter filters either.

I'm pretty sure it can be modified to work with small diameter filters by swapping out the bearings with ones with a larger OD.


It doesn't cut smaller filters even if you move the two posts the bearings are on inward toward the cutter?


Must be a new model. I didn't notice the extra holes. Mine doesn't have them.



Get out a drill and bit that's the same size as the current holes and put in another set of holes like on the newer model for the roller bearings. Seems like it would be very easy to do.

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#3288202 - 02/20/14 10:00 AM Re: Oil Filter cutting? what do you use? [Re: Flareside302]
Arctic388 Offline


Registered: 08/15/05
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Loc: Sothern Middle Tennesee
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bguOzI2ChLs

i have the longacre filter cutter and it has 4 holes for adjustment. i really like using it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrLIf2u0NiQ

this one shows the cutter a little clearer.


Edited by Arctic388 (02/20/14 10:02 AM)

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#3296656 - 02/27/14 06:57 PM Re: Oil Filter cutting? what do you use? [Re: Arctic388]
George7941 Offline


Registered: 05/10/05
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Loc: Toronto, Canada
I use a pipe cutter
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#3296785 - 02/27/14 09:14 PM Re: Oil Filter cutting? what do you use? [Re: Flareside302]
derweed Offline


Registered: 07/31/13
Posts: 3
Loc: Pennsylvania
I use the Harbor Freight exhaust cutter. It works really well. I have used it on the smaller filters of wife's CRV and on the Motorcraft FL500 for my F150

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