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104 Tubing Cutter

  • "Best product for tight quarters work"
  • Cuts copper, aluminum, brass, or plastic
  • 3/16 - 15/16" Capacity
$14.98 /each

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The RIDGID #104 Tubing Cutter is designed for use in restricted spaces on small-diameter hard and soft copper, aluminum, brass and plastic tubing (not included). The large knurled feed screw knob provides easy control over the cutting pressure.

  • For use in restricted spaces; accommodates piping with diameters measuring 3/16 in. - 15/16 in.
  • Slide and wheel housing are lightweight and strong; great for cutting small-diameter hard and soft copper, aluminum, brass and plastic tubing (not included)
  • Rollers include grooves for creating create close-to-flare cuts
  • Large knurled feed screw knob offers easy control over cutting pressure to promote clean cuts

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Up to what diameter pipe can I cut with this cutter?

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November 14, 2015
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Rigid states "accommodates piping with diameters measuring 3/16" - 15/16" in diameter."
Rigid make 3 models of the little tool--101,104, and 105. Check out the specs to see which will do the job you have at hand.
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This Ridgid 104 cuts hard and soft copper, aluminum, brass and plastic tubing with diameters measuring 3/16 in. up to 15/16 in. In other words up to 3/4 in. diameter pipe. If you need to cut 1 in. copper pipe I recommend using the Ridgid 101 tubing cutter, it makes great one time cuts in tight spaces.
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Plainfield, IL
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September 16, 2014
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I believe it is 3/4, but check the packaging. It will always tells you the maximum diameter pipe it will work on.
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April 1, 2014
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3/16-15/16 OD
5-24mm
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March 11, 2014
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3/4"
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Troy, NY, USA
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December 11, 2013
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You can cut a 3/4 pipe without any problem.
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October 28, 2013
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The maximum copper pipe labeled diameter is 0.5 inches.
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January 7, 2013
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This cutter does from 3/16-15/16 inch pipe.
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Will this work on a brushed nickel shower curtain rod?

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September 20, 2013
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November 14, 2015
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If the rod is made of mild steel or softer metals and will fit into the cutting jaw then yes.
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No. This RIDGID 104 will not cut brushed nickel pipe. This RIDGID 104 cuts hard and soft copper, aluminum, brass and plastic tubing. I use the RIDGID Adjustable Heavy-Duty Pipe Cutter model # 32820 to cut brushed nickel pipe, it can also cut steel pipe from 1/8 - 2 in. in diameter, which is galvanized pipe.
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September 16, 2014
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It might. It is usually used for thicker walled piping, but if you keep the pressure to a minimum, you might be able to pull it off.
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Portland, OR, USA
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March 11, 2014
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Depends on the diameter of the rod, but it should cut it no problem.
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December 11, 2013
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Yes , but put some tape on each side of the cut to protect the finish if it is going to show.
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October 28, 2013
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This tool is designed to cut copper. Brushed nickel curtain rods are not likely to be made of copper so it would not be recommended to try. A standard screw feed pipe cutter with a blade for steel pipe is recommended.
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We need to know if this is a solid steel or stainless rod or maybe a plastic rod covered in brushed nickel. Also provide the thickness of the rod.
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PVC Pipes

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Does it work on PVC pipes?
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November 14, 2015
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Yes, but you have to cut slower as the cutter bites into the soft PVC wall real easily.
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Yes, but I recommend buying a cutter wheel made exclusively for cutting PVC pipe. It is a little bit bigger than the copper cutter wheel, but it cuts like a dream, much faster cut with the bigger wheel cutter. Keep in mind that this bigger wheel cutter is not made for cutting copper pipe so remember to put the smaller wheel back in the Ridgid 104 tubing cutter.
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Yes! It is really easy, just tighten the device on the pipe and turn it, you may have to re-tighten a couple of times.
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No, they make cutters for PVC pipes.
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June 5, 2014
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Hi SGDIY<
A tubing cutter will not cut deep enough to cut PVC, as the wall thickness is greater then copper, aluminum or brass pipe.
A PVC cutter is much cheaper to buy and much more effective.
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how much clearance with this tool (between the pipe and wall).

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Very little this is the smallest cutting tool I have seen. My pipe was almost against the wall, and I was able to work the tool and shift the pipe to get the required space.
I can't provide exact measurements but the only way to cut si you can't use this is with a saw and your will have issues sweating new pipe to it.
Good Luck with your project..
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November 14, 2015
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With this tool you can make contact with wall on circular rotation cutting action but what you need to keep in mind is how much do I need to leave to make a new joint, add a cutoff valve, solder an new joint or Sharkbite fitting.
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I would guess 1 to 1 1/2 inch
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Thank you for contacting RIDGID. You need approximately 1 3/8" clearance to use this cutter.
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Customer Reviews

104 Tubing Cutter is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 101.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I bought this, after borrowing a similar model for several projects, to cut the end of a tub stem... I bought this, after borrowing a similar model for several projects, to cut the end of a tub stem off while remodeling a bathroom. The pipe was heavily corroded on the exterior and this cut through the pipe just fine. I think I just need to play with it more, as I didn't feel this was the smoothest operating tool I have ever used. It could have been the pipe corrosion or it could have been the tool. I need to use it more to determine. It does what I needed it to do and in a tight space.
Date published: 2016-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cuts bigger tubing than most and it's a Ridgid had a Blue Point before and the Ridgid is a lot be... Cuts bigger tubing than most and it's a Ridgid had a Blue Point before and the Ridgid is a lot better.
Date published: 2016-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great nifty tool for a price. Good for small jobs around the house, especially sink type pipes. Great nifty tool for a price. Good for small jobs around the house, especially sink type pipes.
Date published: 2016-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EXCELLENT product - easy to use and fast Used this pipe cutter to repair a half-inch copper pipe in my basement that had sprung a leak. I'm extremely pleased with it. It costs less in the store than online, it was easy to use (fairly self-explanatory), works incredibly well (fast, minimal effort, clean cut), and is very small so it fits in tight places. I'd definitely recommend it if you need to cut smaller-diameter copper pipes. The only real downside is it won't cut polymer PEX pipe (clamping this closed causes the PEX to compress and the blade won't bite), but I have other scissor-type cutters that did that easily.
Date published: 2017-01-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Bigger is not always better I had an old tubing cutter that had become useless so I got this Rigid tool. It worked like a charm to cut the 3/8" tbuing I had. It worked within the small space I had to work in and was failry clean and easy to use. The only drawback I had was that it did not have a flarign tip to clean off the edges when I got thru, but I added it to my tool collection just the same.
Date published: 2016-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for tight area I purchased this tool while doing a remodel in a bathroom. One of the pipes I needed to cut was between studs only 4 inches apart. This tool was plenty small enough and worked perfect. Bigger cutters can usually get through faster, but when space is a premium, this gets the job done
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is my pipe cutter of choice for small pipes. It stays on track and gives you great control o... This is my pipe cutter of choice for small pipes. It stays on track and gives you great control over the cut. Its small size is great for tight spots as well. I have made many cuts and the wheel is still sharp.
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good quality product. Compact size allows for ease of use in tight spaces. I always buy quality products & have bought this exact same tool many times over the years (compact size also makes it hard to find in my many tool boxes).
Date published: 2016-09-06
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