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Eastwood Tubing Notcher is rated 3.2 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I expected Better Quality From Eastwood Upon initial setup of the jig I found the center-line of the pipe clamp was not aligned with teh center-line of the drill shaft. The unit required significant shimming of the pipe clamp assembly in order to make acceptable cuts. The drill shaft guide block could also have been machined down to make this adjustment as well, once the initial offset between the two was determined. I really expected that Eastwood would provide a more accurate tool out of the box.
Date published: 2013-05-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Doesn't do the job it's suppose to... This unit would be ok if it actually worked... Even though it says you can cut pipe up to 60 degrees, you can NOT. Even on only 1/2" pipe you can not cut past 30%. The design is a joke. If you try to go past 30 degrees even on 1/2" pipe, it hits hold saw and you can not notch pipe. To ad insult to injury, it looked like old stock that had been kept on the self for the past 15 years. I like Eastwood, yet they really dropped the ball on this one!
Date published: 2011-04-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect for the money... I have built several mini chopper frames using this notcher without any problems at all.I have also used it for some railings and other projects for a local buisness and i havent had any trouble at all..A little common sense can go a long way..
Date published: 2012-02-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Your better off getting a JD Square notcher The main thing I noticed once I used the Eastwood notcher is that the guide for the blade is not steady. There is no bearing or stability and has play In the shaft, so u get a cut that is slightly off.
Date published: 2012-07-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from OK For the money, this is a nice addition to the shop...The problem was with the manufacturing of the product. When putting the thing together, parts didnt fit as they should have...MASS PRODUCED,,,had to fab a tab to make the upright parts fit the base. After i spent a good 1.5 hours, the product was Ok... NOW its on sale! of course I paid full price a couple weeks ago...
Date published: 2010-08-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Major waste of time and no customer support. I was very excited to get a notcher since I had been waiting for the right time to get it. After about three notches the adapter stripped out notching 1-1/2" tube. I called, but unlike the other reviewer, customer service quickly told me that there were no replacement parts for this and I was out of luck. Not wanting this to be a complete waste I decided to weld the adapter to a hole saw just so I could use it, but now if I want to notch different size tubing I have to cut it off and weld the adapter to a diff hole saw. Guess how long that's gonna last. Anyway, beside the adapter baloney, the tool is a PITA to setup. You need to find washers to shim out the plate to center, by eye mind you, the arbor with the tube. If you have to adjust the height of the arbor then you will also have to get out the level and align it again. Usually, an adjustment here or there twists the cheesy base setup throwing off any angle measurements you might have spent time setting up. Not to mention you have to constantly squirt it with oil or a coolant and the hole saw will not actually give you a perfect sized hole since there's always a bit of wobble. Makes a big mess and requires degreasing before welding, just another step and waste of materials I don't encounter cutting by hand. Just imagine how frustrating this is if you don't get it quite right the first time and have to go back through this setup a second time. No thanks. Notchers are over-rated. To sum it up, this tool will not save you any time as compared to tracing a line on a tube and cutting with a angle grinder/cutoff wheel. I've put together an entire woodsbuggy frame while owning this and I used it for only a couple notches before tossing it on the floor under the workbench. ATM I think it sits on a shelf upstairs from the garage waiting for a garage sale where maybe I can get $10 back off it.
Date published: 2014-11-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from not a bad buy i bought this notcher and the first time i used it the adapter stripped out... bummer, so i called eastwood and they sent me a replacement in an orderly fashion and have had minimal issues since. not a bad tool, i actually solid welded mine in the position i will be using it most and put it on my welding table. very happy with this tool. thank you eastwood for your customer service in standing behind your product. not very many like that anymore.
Date published: 2011-10-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Save yourself 1/2 price buy Harbor Freight Side by side with Harbor Freight notcher it is the same thing except for the slick paint and decal. Made in China just like HF. Thought I was making a step up, just got my wallet stepped on.
Date published: 2015-09-02
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Can this machine do offset notches?

Asked by: DavidC
This unit cannot do offset notches.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2017-01-29

hi. can you ship to south korea?

Asked by: yorgi
You will need to contact customer service at 1-800-345-1178 for any shipping questions.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2017-01-29

Can this notcher do square/rectangular tube?

Asked by: BillT
This notcher will handle up to a 2" x 2-1/2" rectangular tube.
Answered by: NickC
Date published: 2014-11-10
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Eastwood Tubing Notcher

Item #21749 Brand: Eastwood

Bore up to a 2" hole in mild steel, stainless, alum. tubing; no hole saws


Pipe & Tubing Notcher secures up to 2"-dia. round tubing to notch angles of up to 60 degrees.

  • Use a standard hole saw up to 2-1/2" in dia. (not included)
  • Notches up to a 2"-dia. round tube
  • Notches up to a 2" x 2-1/2" rectangular tube

Use our Tubing Notcher with any handheld drill or drill press to notch pipes and tubing for easy joining. Create any angle saddle notch on pipe for weld fit-up.

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About Eastwood Tubing Notcher

The Pipe/Tubing Notcher can be used with any hand-held drill or drill press, together with a standard hole saw (not included) up to 2-1/2" diameter. Compound angle adjustment up to 60 degree.Color may vary.


7-Pc. Hole Saw Set
20178 Tubing Notcher Adapter


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