Can String Cut Plastic? (VIDEO)

Twisted nylon mason’s line is typically used to create layouts for concrete. In this video Scott Wadsworth shows another way masons and other construction pros can use twisted string: as a “saw” for cutting through PVC. With enough friction and the proper technique, nylon string can slice through plastic with relative ease. PVC, ABS, it doesn’t matter. As Scott says, “The string doesn’t care!”

Essential Craftsman

Essential Craftsman videos feature Scott Wadsworth. Scott started working as a craftsman in 1974. His career has encompassed logging, saw milling, guiding elk hunters, production framing, commercial concrete, steel fabrication, blacksmithing, and every aspect of residential carpentry and contracting. Scott has been married to his high school sweetheart Kelly Comerford for 39 years. They have four children and ten grandchildren. His son Nate handles the video production and whip-cracking side of Essential Craftsman.  

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