How would you do this?

Hello all I am currently prototyping a new project for a customer. One part is a length of 1"dia .065 alum tubing with both ends cut to 45 degrees. I managed to keep both ends parallel by duct taping a second piece of tubing I had notched with a 1" cutter, so it fit nicely against the first tube. I cut the first end with my chop saw, then flipped it over and cut the other end. This kept the ends close enough for welding the part. The second part (2 of them) I found a simpiler method, I drill the holes required at the far ends of the tubing, taped the tubes together with a pin though the holes to align them. I then cut the chamfer, flipping it over to do the second one. If I had multiple parts of the first I could have used this method as well. Short of using a mill, a vise and a large chamfer mill, can anyone thing of some other ways of doing these cuts??

James P Crombie Summerside, PEI, Canada

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James Crombie
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Set saw to 45 degrees and place tubing in vise. The stock must have a table of some sort for it to rest on. Affix a block on the outboard end of the stock to use for indexing. Maybe just tack a block the same size as the tubing diameter. Set the stop for proper length cut. Then, make first cut, rotate stock 180 degrees, advance to stop and make next cut. Repeat till stock is used up. This works well and is fairly fast. With aluminum and a carbide toothed blade no cutting oil needed and parst are ready to weld. ERS

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