No prob dude. If I'm not making a trip to Home Depot today, it will be tomorrow. I would use a jigsaw as you suggest only if there is a lot of material sticking out. Otherwise, I'd leave like that.
I was wondering if 1" PVC tubing is thick enough for stability/grip work. I would have preferred something between 1 1/4" to 1 1/2" for a better grip. Maybe I can tightly put the 1-incher inside a 1.5-incher or use an oak dowel... this is going to be interesting.