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 Although XRP sells a steel blade that mounts into a cutoff saw, you can cut the XR-31 hose any number of ways. Most racers find either an abrasive wheel or a plain old razor blade works well, but a dedicated hose shear like this is probably easiest. We included this photo mainly because Lowman was a little embarrassed to show us his “three arm” method for holding the hose steady while operating the large shear. Regardless of how you do it, after cutting the hose, take a few moments to clean up any loose or frayed threads from the nylon outer layer and make sure you didn’t leave any debris inside the hose.