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 What are the parts of a pivot joint tube cutter?

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  Parts of a pivot tube cutter; blade, handle press & pivot system

A pivot joint tube cutter is a small device that includes a blade, handle press and a pivot system. Read our guide on the parts of a pivot joint tube cutter to find out more!

Pivot joint tube cutter blade

Parts of a pivot tube cutter; blade The blade of the pivot joint tube cutter is pointed to pierce through the tubing, helping it make the cut.

Pivot system on a pivot joint tube cutter

Parts of a pivot tube cutter; pivot system The pivot joint tube cutter uses a pivot mechanism to cut through the tubing. This is a spring-based mechanism whereby the user pushes down to open the tool so that the tube can be inserted. When this end is released, the spring closes the tool, pushing the blade through the tubing.

Handle press on a pivot joint tube cutter

Parts of a pivot joint tube cutter; handle press Once the pivot end of the cutter is released, the pressure should cause the blade to cut through the tubing. However, if it has not fully cut through, the user can push down on the handle press end to force the cut.