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  • Cutting Kevlar Brake Hose ?
  • noltae
    Free Member

    I’ve just picked up some Formula Cura X with the Kevlar hoses  – Wondering if its a bad idea to try shortening them without  the dedicated hose cutting tool ? I read that these hoses can fray. I’ve always just used a Stanley blade – but only for regulat hose not braided..  Anyone successfully cut kevlar hose with just a blade ?

    andrewh
    Free Member

    A set of good quality cable cutters should be fine, never tried it with a blade

    nickc
    Full Member

    If you’ve a Dremel or similar; then one of those with a cutting disc will give best results. Wrap the part you want to cut in a couple of winds of electrical tape to stop it fraying.

    timba
    Free Member

    The Kevlar is a braided fabric, try a wrap of PTFE tape to hold everything in place before you cut. It’s non-stick so won’t lift the braid when you remove the tape before fitting

    noltae
    Free Member

    Oh yeah PTFE  tape – forgot about that. Might try that with a blade. Thanks.

    MadBillMcMad
    Full Member

    I always insert a section of inner gear or brake cable through the section I want to cut. This stops the outer crushing.

    But no experience of kevlar

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