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How to use an olive cutter?

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Step 1 – Unscrew compression fitting 

Firstly, unscrew the compression fitting, using a pair of adjustable spanners or crescent pliers.

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Step 2 – Slide back nut

Remove the compression fitting and slide back the compression fitting nut to reveal the olive.

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Step 3 – Attach olive cutters

Slip the head of the olive cutters over the pipe.

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Step 4 – Align blades

Align the cutting blades with the olive you wish to remove.

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Step 5 – Squeeze handles

Apply pressure to the handles, squeezing them together firmly. As the handles come together, they force the cutting blades upwards, snipping into the olive as it goes.

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Step 6 –  Remove cutters

Remove the cutters from the pipe.

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Step 7 – Remove olive

Your olive is now cut and can be easily removed from the pipe. Congratulations! You have successfully removed your olive.

steel olive, steel ring, copper piping, plumbing tool Please note: Never try to cut off a steel olive with an olive cutter, you will only damage your tool. As steel has been tempered, it is too hard to be cut with olive cutters.