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Clipping dowels has gone to the dogs

Using tools to cut a dowel.

I discovered a quick and easy way to cut small-diameter dowels to length—dog nail clippers. This inexpensive tool can handle dowels up to 14 " diameter. Align the blades right on the cutline for perfect lengths. They make a clean cut without the “fuzz” you sometimes get when using a saw. 
—Armando Blanco, USAF retired, Austin, Texas

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