# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Building Management II Task 1386772457

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Cut metal tubing.

Definition

Cutting metal tubing should include the following steps:
  • Assemble tools and equipment.
  • Measure and mark the length to be cut.
  • Place the tubing cutter wheel on the mark where tubing is to be cut.
  • Tighten the blade against the tubing.
  • Rotate the blade around the tube until the cutter rolls free.
  • Tighten and roll until the tube is cut.
  • Ream the cut ends to remove burrs, using appropriate PPE.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are the relevant safety precautions/procedures for cutting metal tubing?
  • What are two basic types of metal tubing?
  • What are the principal parts of the tubing cutter?
  • Why must the cut ends be reamed when cutting metal tubing?