Using Tubing Cutters

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What tool do I use to cut pipe?

Using Tubing Cutters

If you're tackling a plumbing repair which requires you to cut a pipe, you'll need to get tubing cutters. This tool has a sharp blade and wheels and works but cutting the pipe gradually as you move it around the pipe. If you're not sure the best way to go about it, try this method.

  • Press your tubing cutters firmly around the pipe as you encircle it.
  • After you've cut the pipe, you'll be left with rough edges, called burr. Use the attachment on the tubing cutters to get rid of the burr.
  • As an alternate, you can also use a penknife to remove burr.

   

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