5 Gallon Bucket to the Rescue
Anyone who has tried can tell you that it’s pretty much impossible to accurately and cleanly cut PVC while holding the pipe in one hand and a reciprocating saw in the other. But what a lot of people don’t know is that one of the best ways to hold PVC during the sawing process is on a make-shift stand made from a common 5 gallon bucket.
All it takes is two “v-cuts” directly across from each other and voila, you have a sturdy, easy to use place to cut through PVC to your heart’s content. The v-cuts don’t entirely ruin the bucket, either, so you can still use it to hold tools and materials after you are done sawing your PVC. Next, check out 47 more handy hints for your workshop.
Construction Pro Tips
- Lift the front edge of the stone with a pry bar and slip two pipes underneath. Place one near the front and one about midway so the stone rests on the pipes.
- Position the third pipe a foot or two in front of the stone.
- Roll the stone forward onto the third pipe until the rear pipe comes free. Then move the rear pipe to the front and repeat.
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PVC Sanding Files
- 1/2-in. i.d. = 7/8-in. o.d.
- 3/4-in. i.d. = 1-in. o.d.
- 1-in. i.d. = 1-1/4-in. o.d.
- 1-1/4-in. i.d. = 1-5/8-in. o.d.
- 1-1/2-in. i.d. = 1-7/8-in. o.d.