September 13, 2011
Note that this is not related directly to robotics, but it is still going to be part of an autonomous system with feedback...
I need to make some straight, lengthwise cuts in a pvc pipe. Each cut has to be 1 meter long. The challenge is that the pipe is already mounted onto the ceiling and I have to do the straight cuts while holding the cutting tools overhead. I tried using a dremel on a piece of scrap pipe and it cuts fairly easily but I can't control it and the tool wanders all over the place.
Does anybody have any practical advice for this type of situation?