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How to use a power pipe cutter?

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Water running off a pipe

Step 1 – Turn off water

If working on an existing pipe structure, make sure the water is turned off before you begin.

Power pipe cutter control switch

Step 2 – Turn control switch to ‘open’

Turn the tools control switch to ‘open’, then pull and release the trigger button and the jaws will open for the pipe to be inserted.

Pipe cutter lens to see where to line up blade

Step 3 – Line up the blade

Once the pipe has been inserted, line up the wheel to where you want the pipe to be cut. The tool has a clear panel on the top of the jaws to allow you to see and line up the wheel.

Power pipe cutter control switch

Step 4 – Turn control switch to ‘cutting’

Turn the control switch to ‘cutting’.

Step 5 – Hold trigger button down

Hold the tool and pipe firmly to prevent any unwanted movement and hold the trigger button down to cut the pipe.

Power pipe cutter

Step 6 – Open the cutter

Once the cut is complete, release the trigger and turn the control switch to ‘open’ to remove the pipe.

Wonkee Donkee says; The power pipe cutter can cut through copper piping in 3 seconds!
Power pipe cutter control button

Step 7 – Turn control switch to ‘lock’

Turn the control switch to ‘lock’ once the tool is no longer in use.

Pipe deburring tool

Step 8 – Deburr

Use a deburring tool to smooth the edges of the pipe, if needed.