How to use a ratchet tube cutter

 
     
     
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Step 1 - Turn off water

If cutting an existing water tubing system, be sure to turn the water off before you begin. 

 
     
 Safety lock on ratchet tube cutter 

Step 2 - Remove safety lock

Take the safety lock off the end of the cutter's handles to release the blade.

 
     
 Using a ratchet tube cutter 

Step 3 - Insert tubing

Place the tubing to be cut in the anvil jaw and hold steady with one hand.

 
     
 Ratchet cutter cutting through tubing 

Step 4 - Make cut

Squeeze the handles together in a scissor-like motion and the blade will slowly slice through the tube. It may take three to four motions to cut through the tube.

 
     
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