How to use a ratchet tube cutter
Step 1 - Turn off water
If cutting an existing water tubing system, be sure to turn the water off before you begin.
Step 2 - Remove safety lock
Take the safety lock off the end of the cutter's handles to release the blade.
Step 3 - Insert tubing
Place the tubing to be cut in the anvil jaw and hold steady with one hand.
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.