Clipping dowels has gone to the dogs
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 1⁄4 " 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