What are the parts of a plastic
Plastic conduit pipe and hose cutter handles
In the same way scissor and pliers work, the handles operate the blade. As the user pushes them together, the blade will close to cut the required material.
The handles are made to be used with either the right or left hand.
Plastic conduit pipe and hose cutter blade
The blade is specifically made to cut plastic and rubber pipes and hoses. It is sharp and has been specially hardened to keep the cut clean.
Some blades have a flat edge which will cut across the tube in the same way scissors or shears work, although this may flatten the tube a little as the cut is made across it.
Other cutters have a pointed blade which cuts from the centre of the material outwards, this should prevent crushing the tube as it is cut.
Plastic pipe and hose cutter anvil jaw
The anvil jaw is rounded so pipe and hose can fit comfortably inside and held securely to ensure a straight cut.
Plastic pipe and hose cutter locking lever
The locking lever is a safety feature which allows you to lock the blade shut when the cutter is not in use. The cutter can be closed, then the lever clips into place to fasten the blade against the anvil, so no sharp area is exposed. This feature should make the tool safe to store.