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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.