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i've got some old skook xt755 4 pots. i need to trim the steel braided hose. do i use a dremel tool? should I trim at the resevoir or the caliper end?

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i cut my goodridge hoses with my cable cutters, not a perfect cut, but nice enough to get the job done.
a toothpick or similar down the hose during the cut helps minimize crushing.

movemint: if you manage to cut a braided hose with a razor, be sure to film it, I'd love to see it done.
 

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The best way, which has been illustrated by myself and steve UK is to first wrap the ends of the hose with electrical tape. 4 layers should be enough, depending on how tough the hose is (more for tougher hose). After this, simply cut with a dremel and it will go right through, leaving a clean, unfrayed end, which is essential to hold in place properly. Although I have not tried it, you can likely use the conventional method of the blade or cutter, though I won't endorse it because the corners of the folds tend to deform the braiding.
 
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