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Re: Primary Supports - Ball Cutter Question

Original poster: "Dr. Resonance" <resonance-at-jvlnet-dot-com> 

J & L Industrial Supply in Chicago carries them.

Tel 800-521-9520

We use these ball cutters and usually cut our grooves approx 80% x dia. of
copper tubing.  They snap in clean at this depth.

Dr. Resonance

 > I bought a ball cutter from McMaster Carr, in hopes of
 > being able to machine my primary supports. I'll be
 > using my radial arm saw to do this. I was hoping to be
 > able to cut slightly lower than the middle of the ball
 > into the supports, so I could snap my tubing into
 > place. The problem is that the ball cutter I bought
 > apparently can't cut more than half way into my
 > supports. This means that I'd have to make two passes,
 > in order to get the depth I need, which would result
 > in a slot, rather than a partial circle. In other
 > words, I won't be able to snap my tubing into place.
 > Now on to my question...
 > Do ball cutters exist that would allow me to cut
 > deeper than halfway down in a single pass? If so,
 > where can I get one? (A cheap one.)
 > thanks
 > Adam