In this phase, the PVC pipe is cut to size, deburred and cleaned. The PVC pipes are prepared: they have a length of 1 or 2 metres and are cleaned beforehand.

A Taurombody has the length of about 25 cm and has to be cut straight. This is not so obvious, and certainly not as simple as it seems. As an aid, a template is available with the correct dimensions for the PVC pipe. Perfectly cutting and marking off the correct dimensions on the pipe is a first step. An important step for cutting the pipe straight afterwards. Finally, deburring and cleaning the pipe deserve attention so that the Taurombody can be processed, painted, etc. in the next stage.


The PVC pipes are pre-sorted according to diameter: 110/125 mm


Beforehand, the pipes are cleaned and cut to size.


 Pipe Pencil
Template Scissors
    Metal saw
    Abrasive sponge


Let’s quickly go through some key tips to make this process as easy and safe as possible.


1. Watch the photos + additional explanations carefully beforehand so that you can get a perfect idea of the steps provided and the end result.

2.Make sure you have all the necessary materials and tools in advance. Use the tools correctly. Manuals are available for this.

For certain actions, you will need additional support:

1. Drawing off the stencil correctly is difficult without someone holding it.

2. Cutting the pipe: it is not easy to cut a PVC pipe without fixing it.


1. Drawing off template

  1. The matching template will be cut. Make sure you use the template with the correct dimensions. It is very important to follow the outlines of the template very precisely.

4. From the moment the template is placed in a solid manner, you mark the outline. You follow the top of the template across the entire circumference of the PVC pipe.

2. After cutting it out, twist the template around the  PVC pipe. Make sure that the underside of the template matches the underside of the PVC pipe. Normally both sides of the template fit nicely.

5. Press firmly with the pencil so that the outlines are solidly visible. If necessary, repeat this process.

3. Take adhesive tape and glue both ends together so that the template stays nicely in place. To work smoothly, it is best to place the tube upright.

2. Sawing the PVC pipe

  1. Cutting the PVC pipe is done with a hacksaw. The saw blade should have a certain amount of tension but should not be too tight, but also not too slack in the saw bracket.

4. On the bracket handsaw, the outward stroke is the cutting stroke, pressure must be applied to the sawhorse so that the teeth chip. On the reverse stroke, no pressure is applied to spare the teeth and to give the PVC particles a chance to come loose between the teeth. Always saw calmly and regularly with as long a stroke as possible.

2. When sawing, ensure a flat surface, such as a table. The PVC pipe is supported and consequently will not bend. As a result, the saw will not get pinched while working. Support the waste piece while sawing. This is because as it deflects further, the saw will become increasingly pinched. Place the saw blade on the marked cutting line. Make an initial notch by pulling the saw towards you a few times.

5. While sawing, gently roll the PVC pipe towards you. However, without deviating from your sawing line. Keep sawing until the end.

3. Of course, it is an added value if you work with 2. One pupil can focus entirely on sawing, while the other pupil concentrates entirely on supporting and holding the PVC pipe.

Saw blade dimensions and number of teeth are often given in inches, but people also use millimetres for this purpose. The length is
counted from the centre between the two holes. In general, a saw blade is used with 24 teeth per inch and a length of 12 inches, indicated as 12″-24. In millimetres, the designation of this saw is 300mm-10. This means the saw blade is about 300 mm long and contains 10 teeth per 10 mm. The most common width of saw blades is ½” or about 13 mm. The thickness and properties of the material to be cut are important when choosing the right saw blade. A saw blade with 32 teeth per inch is called fine-toothed. This blade is used for harder materials and thin-walled workpieces. A saw blade with 14 teeth per inch is called coarse-toothed. This saw blade is used for softer materials and thick-walled workpieces.

2. Cleaning and deburring the PVC pipe

1. Although the PVC pipes have been properly cleaned beforehand, it is best to clean and deburr the pipes. Apply degreaser in a damp scouring sponge and spread it on both the inside and outside of the PVC pipe.

2. Apply the necessary force to the scouring pad to thoroughly clean the PVC pipe. Pay due attention to the sawing side of the PVC pipe. All burrs are removed to obtain a smooth side as a result.

3. As a final step, dip the PVC pipe into a wash bowl. Rinse sufficiently so that residues of the degreaser and burrs are completely gone. Finally, let the tube dry.



A good degreaser makes a surface clean and grease-free. This is necessary before painting or spraying car paint. Using a high-quality degreaser results in a tighter finish because the paint, primer or car paint adheres better. There are numerous environmentally friendly degreasers on the market: general cleaners and which, due to its unique composition, do not have any danger signs on the label.