The main body of a single-handed pipe cutter protects the inner cutting wheel and is ridged on all models so it’s easy to grip.
Pipe cutter rollers
The rollers are two round wheels which the pipe rests upon. As the cutter is rotated, they spin around the surface of the pipe.
Pipe cutter wheel
The wheel of the single-handed pipe cutter sits within the inner circle and it is this that cuts the pipe. It is on a spring so that it can keep constant pressure on the pipe during cutting, without adjustment.
Framework of pipe cutter
The framework holds all the parts together within the outer casing.
Pipe cutter gate
Some single-handed pipe cutters are equipped with a gate. The gate is connected after the pipe has been inserted and completes the circle. This makes sure that in very awkward positions, such as under floor boards, the cutter will not fall off whilst in use.