General Wire AutoCut 1/2 in. Tubing Cutter-ATC 12 - The Home Depot

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Model # ATC 12

Internet # 100090448

Store SKU # 207635

AutoCut 1/2 in. Tubing Cutter

General Wire AutoCut 1/2 in. Tubing Cutter

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$17.98 / each


Model # ATC 12

Internet # 100090448

Store SKU # 207635

The compact General Wire AutoCut 1/2 in. Tubing Cutter is great for stub-out work. Its spring-loaded cutter wheel automatically tightens while maintaining constant pressure for clean cuts.

  • Cuts 1/2 in. diameter copper tubing with less than 1 in. of clearance
  • Spring-loaded cutter wheel provides constant pressure to avoid accidental crimping
  • Automatically tightens as you turn
  • Hardened-steel cutting wheel


Assembled Depth (in.)  2.0 in  Assembled Height (in.)  .875 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  2 in  Maximum pipe or tube diameter (in.)  .5 
Minimum pipe or tube diameter (in.)  .5  Product Depth (in.) 
Product Height (in.)  Product Width (in.) 
Compatible Pipe Material  Copper  Product Weight (lb.)  .4 lb 
Type  Spin 
Warranty / Certifications


Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 10 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by I'll rate it a 5 Needed to make a couple really tight cuts and this tool made it pretty easy -- easier than the small tube cutters that you have to adjust manually. This tool is for 1/2" pipe only and it takes a little leverage to close it over the pipe. Takes about three twists and you're through. Value? Expensive for what it is, but still worth it -- saved me some hassle. August 27, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Cut edge is slightly raised. Unlike a regular cutter, which creates a slightly crimped cut edge that makes it easier to insert pipe into fitting, this cutter creates a cut edge that's slightly raised, and impossible to fit into fitting. If only there's a way to ream the outside edge, but you shouldn't have to anyway. October 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by makes nice clean cuts in copper pipe Makes a nice clean cut of copper pipes. Especially handy when removing pipe that is close to joists and walls as it need very little space around the pipe. It does not work well on 1/2" PEX pipe. February 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Priceless when your in a jam I had both the 3/4 and 1/2 inch versions of this tool. I used these handy cutters as first line tools back when I did rough ins for new-construction. These cutters free up the hands when cutting copper pipe in a tight space. The spring loaded pressure that is built into the tool, pushes the cutting wheel against the pipe, so there is no hand tightening required. Rigid was my favorite first line choice in copper pipe cutters until these came out many years back. August 18, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Adequate Beneficial in tight spaces. Hinged design may be useful depending on circumstances to snap onto pipe. Occasionally walks down the pipe due to the hinged design snapping closed slightly off alignment between the rollers and cutting wheel. Overall much better than screw feed mini tube cutters. The Quick Cut similar tool made by Superior Tool is unhinged, about half the price, replacement cutter wheels are easier to install, and is made in the USA. Auto Cut is solidly made in the UK. Hopefully HD will stock these someday. October 28, 2013
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