OX Pro Ratchet Copper Pipe Cutter - 15mm
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Crosscut hand saw: An ordinary carpenter's saw can work fine for cutting rigid plastic pipe, but should not be used with metal. Place the tube in the cutter tool and tighten the tool blade enough to create a snug fit. Do not overtighten as the tube may bend. Step 3: Scoring the Tube A small "thumb-type" cutter that is ideal for getting into tight locations. This type can normally cut pipe up to one inch in diameter, but it requires a bit more effort.
Auto cutters are also available. These also work well in tight quarters. They tighten down automatically with each rotation of the cutter around the pipe—there is no manual tightening necessary. Use a deburring tool at the cut end of the tube to remove any burrs and ensure that the cut is smooth. Sand the tube until smooth. Rinse away any remaining particles. Conclusion With the cutter wheel touching the pipe, rotate the pipe cutter completely around the copper pipe 360°. Step 4: Cut
What a pipe cutter looks like will depend on the type of cutter for a specific kind of piping. They can be acquired in lots of shapes and sizes. You can find small thumb pipe cutters to larger tools used for cutting big pipes. Basically, the work using a similar method of the tool gripping the pipe and some type of blade cutting through the pipe surface. Types of Pipe Cutters and Pipe Materials Pipe cutter with spring load – also resembling pliers or garden shears, it is adjustable and can work with a variety of pipe sizes.
DIY plumbing projects can be made much easier by using the correct pipe cutter. Just as there are many different types of pipes, there are also several types of specialized pipe cutters available, as well as general-purpose cutting tools that can be used to cut plumbing pipes along with other types of materials.Reciprocating saw: This is even more versatile than a jigsaw since it can be used for larger diameter pipes. Use wood-cutting blades for plastic pipe, metal-cutting blades for metal pipes. Standard copper tubing cutters have a larger body and handle that makes it easier to rotate the tool around the pipe. Many standard cutters have reaming tools built into them, designed to smooth the cut edges of the pipe before soldering or fitting. If you do plumbing repairs infrequently, or if you have a unique situation where the specialty cutters you own don't quite fit the bill, any number of general-purpose saws can work to cut plumbing pipes.