What are the parts of a pivot joint tube cutter?
Pivot joint 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
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
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.