VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

-POSTING RULES
-Advertise in here!
- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Keep VAF Going
Donate methods

Point your
camera app here
to donate fast.


Go Back   VAF Forums > Main > RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-05-2021, 05:29 PM
74-07 74-07 is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 562
Default My search for the ultimate filter cutter

I think I've tried almost every cutter available thru the usual aviation outlets. They are all expensive and some worked marginally well but most just made a mess and left lots of paint chips, metal slivers and junk on the outside (hopefully) of the filter. Eventually, every one of them got violently thrown against my hangar wall. I decided there has the be a better way. So, I bought a Jeg's oil filter cutter that is very robust. A buddy that owns a machine shop milled out a center slot to allow both the male and the female type filters. He then welded a block to the bottom so I can secure it in my vise. The plan is to place the filter in the cutter (mounted in the vise) and then turn the filter using a 1" wrench while slowly increasing the cutter pressure. Tomorrow, it gets a coat of flat black paint and a trial run. Report to follow.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	02AF56FD-4DA5-4857-B525-8A985D6A6133.jpg
Views:	211
Size:	515.6 KB
ID:	6664  Click image for larger version

Name:	4696BDB2-8798-4FEB-A8CE-B53882B7CB40.jpg
Views:	164
Size:	528.8 KB
ID:	6665  
__________________
RV-8 sold
RV-7 sold
RV-8 flying

Last edited by 74-07 : 01-05-2021 at 05:39 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-05-2021, 05:59 PM
hgerhardt's Avatar
hgerhardt hgerhardt is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: torrance, ca
Posts: 705
Default

I have that exact unit. Works great, but even better if you pull out the rubber seal from the filter 1st!

Instead of putting the cutter in the vise, put the hex of the filter in the vise with the filter vertical and the cutter on top, rotating the cutter like a wrench. Other benefit of doing it like that is much less mess.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-05-2021, 06:04 PM
74-07 74-07 is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 562
Default

Great idea!
__________________
RV-8 sold
RV-7 sold
RV-8 flying
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-05-2021, 07:57 PM
RV8iator's Avatar
RV8iator RV8iator is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Saint Simons Island , GA
Posts: 1,565
Default Tempest

Ive been using the Tempest cutter for years. Put the filter in the vise using the 1 inch head on the bottom and twirl away. No fuss, no muss. Works great.

https://tempestplus.com/product/oil-filter-tools/
__________________
Jerry "Widget" Morris
RV 8, N8JL, 3,000+ hours on my 8.

VAF #818
Saint Simons Island, GA. KSSI
PIF 2007 - 2020

I just wish I could afford to live the way I do
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-05-2021, 09:21 PM
rocketbob's Avatar
rocketbob rocketbob is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: 8I3
Posts: 3,689
Default

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catal...erLifetime.php

Don't need no stinkin cutter tools with these. Really like these filters.
__________________

Please don't PM me! Email only!

Bob Japundza CFI A&PIA
N9187P PA-24-260B Comanche, flying
N678X F1 Rocket, under const.
N244BJ RV-6 "victim of SNF tornado" 1200+ hrs, rebuilding
N8155F C150 flying
N7925P PA-24-250 Comanche, restoring
Not a thing I own is stock.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-05-2021, 09:54 PM
jrtens's Avatar
jrtens jrtens is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Utah
Posts: 162
Default

Here is one source for quality equipment without the aviation markup.

https://www.summitracing.com/search/...rder=Ascending
__________________
Jon
12iS SLSA #5
Salt Lake Int'l
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-05-2021, 10:34 PM
pilotkms's Avatar
pilotkms pilotkms is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: WARNER ROBINS, GA
Posts: 472
Default + 1 with Rocketbob

Switched to the cleanable filter 2 years ago. Now in free filter territory.
__________________
Keith
RV 7A RV #9700 May 2017
N325KS the Flying K
Built in SoCal KCCB, now in GA @ KPXE
600+ Hours & 7X cross the USA
OSH flyin 2018 & 2019 & Petit Jean 2019
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-05-2021, 10:37 PM
emsvitil's Avatar
emsvitil emsvitil is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: SoCal
Posts: 497
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rocketbob View Post
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catal...erLifetime.php

Don't need no stinkin cutter tools with these. Really like these filters.

What's the surface area compared to normal filters?
__________________
Ed
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-06-2021, 06:14 AM
Girraf Girraf is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Southern Maryland
Posts: 162
Default

I bought this cutter on Amazon for about $60 and drilled a hole for the male style filters used in a Lycoming. A slot would be better to accommodate smaller filter sizes but for now this works.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_5681 (1).jpg
Views:	62
Size:	776.0 KB
ID:	6668  
__________________
RV-7:
Empennage complete
Wings nearly done/Fuselage in progress
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-06-2021, 07:05 AM
ChuckGant's Avatar
ChuckGant ChuckGant is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Collierville, TN (M41)
Posts: 127
Default

This is the one we use, with good results:

http://www.airwolf.com/aw/products/oil-filter-cutter
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catal...c470cutter.php

__________________
RV7 - N533CV
Based at Holly Springs, MS (M41), near Memphis, TN

The clouds beckon. I must go fly.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:46 AM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.