The pivot joint tube cutter uses a pivot mechanism to cut tubing with little effort. It is pocket sized and therefore only cuts small plastic tubing.
The pivot joint tube cutter works by having a spring-loaded pivot joint which, when one side is pressed down, holds the blade side open for the tube to be inserted. Once the tool is released, the spring-based pivot system pushes the blade through the tube.
The pivot joint tube cutter has an ABS plastic body and a stainless steel blade. As the tool is not as strong as other tube cutters, it does not cut thick walled plastic easily. Walls thicker than 1.6mm (0.06″) require a stronger tube cutter.
Pivot tube cutters can cut tube ranging from 3mm (0.1″) in diameter to 16mm (0.6″) in diameter.