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What is a tank cutter?

 

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A tank cutter is a plumbing tool used to cut circular holes in sheet metal (steel and copper), plastic and wood. A tank cutter is a plumbing tool used to cut circular holes in sheet metal (steel and copper), plastic and wood.
Plumbers use tank cutters when they need to cut holes in water tanks or boilers. This is necessary when the tank needs to be connected to a pump or bathroom appliance like a shower. Tank cutters are often used to cut holes in water tanks or boilers.

This is necessary when the tank needs to be connected to a pump or bathroom appliance like a shower.

Some tank cutters are designed to be used with a carpenters brace. Some tank cutters are designed to be used with a carpenter’s brace.
Wonkee Donkee says: 'What is a carpenter’s brace? A carpenter‘s brace is a hand-held tool invented in the 1400s. It is extremely useful for boring very precise holes, usually in wood. The brace’s three-jaw chuck securely grips tools that have a hex-shank, like the tank cutter.'
However, nowadays, they are more commonly installed in the chuck of a hand-held power drill. However, nowadays, they are more commonly installed in the chuck of a hand-held power drill.
When the drill or brace is operated, the tank cutter rapidly rotates and a circular hole is cut by the steel blade. When the drill or brace is operated, the tank cutter rapidly rotates and a circular hole is cut by the steel blade.
The length of the blade on most tank cutters can be adjusted so that the tool can be used to cut a range of different sized holes. The distance between the edge of the blade and the pilot drill will be equal to the radius of your hole. The capacity of most tank cutters ranges from 32mm to 125mm (1.25in - 5in). The length of the blade on most tank cutters can be adjusted so that the tool can be used to cut a range of different sized holes.

The distance between the edge of the blade and the pilot drill will be equal to the radius of your hole.

The capacity of most tank cutters ranges from 32mm to 125mm (1.25in – 5in).