Model # TMC0001J

Internet #204284860

Store SKU #1000012738

HDX Ratcheting PVC Cutter

HDX

Ratcheting PVC Cutter

$9.98 /each

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Get the HDX Ratcheting PVC Cutter that cuts plastic, vinyl and rubber tubing up to 1-5/8 in OD. This ratcheting-action cutter features a safety catch for your protection. Each tool comes with instructions and helpful diagrams to help guide you.

  • Cuts quickly
  • Ratcheting action
  • Safety catch
  • Easy to use

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Customer Questions & Answers

How large a pipe will it cut?

Asked by: rugfixer
One and a quarter inch pipe.
Answered by: AtHomeTech
Date published: 2016-12-03

cutter jaws not opening when latch is released and handles are pulled apart.

I have released the safety catch and pulled the handles apart as instructed.
Asked by: Dorothy
Are you able to pull the handles apart like the pic?
Answered by: dakine
Date published: 2017-02-11

Can this tool be used to successfully cut plastic tailpieces and P-trap arms?

I am concerned the plastic may be too brittle and may shatter.
Asked by: SinkFixer
I am the original poster, and found I was able to use the Ratcheting PVC Cutter to make clean cuts with the tailpieces and P-trap arms if I applied the tool as a conventional tubing cutter rather than a force driven cutter. I first wrapped a piece of thin cardboard around the tailpiece as a guide to scribe a line around the entire circumference. I then aligned the tube in the cutter, applied mild pressure, and rotated the tailpiece while closely monitoring the cut to keep the blade on the scribed line. I then advanced the blade again and repeated the procedure until the cut was complete. The larger diameter pipe is difficult to keep seated in the tool's cradle, but it helps to rotate the pipe into the cradle rather than away. Unfortunately, this puts the leading edge of the blade on the side closer to the tool's pivot point, which makes it harder to see its path relative to the scribed line. In the end, I achieved a clean and square cut, although an experienced craftsman probably could do the same task using just a utility knive and achieve results that were "good enough".
Answered by: SinkFixer
Date published: 2016-06-17

how do I set it up the HDX ratcheting lcv cutter to use?

I just removed the gray pvc cutter (TMC0001J) from packaging. The blade is locked in place. How do I set it up to use.
Asked by: Lisa
Very easy...you have to release the clip at the bottom holding the two handles together. Then pull the blade out from the back side making sure you don't go too far so that the ratchet will still engage. Once done squeeze the handles to start the ratcheting action and to cut the pipe! Each squeeze of the handles will ratchet the blade and cut through the pipe.
Answered by: TVpartsguy
Date published: 2016-04-04
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Customer Reviews

Ratcheting PVC Cutter is rated 2.3 out of 5 by 58.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bought these pvc cutters for work and they only lasted for about a week! The blade chipped in s... Bought these pvc cutters for work and they only lasted for about a week! The blade chipped in several places. Trash!
Date published: 2016-11-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 2 problems!!! 1st - one would think these would be on the isle with the PVC, but not so. For some... 2 problems!!! 1st - one would think these would be on the isle with the PVC, but not so. For some reason my local Home Depot thought that the Lighting isle end cap would make much more sense. Spent an hour on my lunch break trying to track these down. As usual no help could be found even after having someone paged. 2nd - I bought these to cut 1 inch pipe as they are rated up to 1 1/4" pipe. I only needed to make 8 cuts. On my third cut the faux metal handle broke where the 2 pins are opposite of the blade. So, I have resorted to using my trusty Hack Saw. I wasted more time jacking with this garbage than I would have to cut and clean my pvc.
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from You get what you pay for I used these for one plumbing job around the house. The blade broke (it's very thing and cheap). But the cost of these cutters was only $11, so you pay for what you get. I'd do it again though because they are much easier to use than a saw.
Date published: 2016-09-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Ratcheting action too coarse for sch 40 The ratcheting action seems to be too coarse ror cutting through schedule 40 pipe (1 inch). It requires too much hand pressure. The cut often is ragged , sometimes cracking the pipe instead of cutting it.
Date published: 2016-09-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Maybe I got a dozen cuts before the blade chipped apart. I was cutting 1" plastic conduit. I shou... Maybe I got a dozen cuts before the blade chipped apart. I was cutting 1" plastic conduit. I should of known better. You get what you pay for. Save yourself the headache and get a different brand.
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tool ready to use Some of the reviews here made me cautious. But I was only cutting 1/2" PVC for a project build and tool wise, wanted something that could make a clean cut. I could use a hacksaw (Plan B) but I'd have to clean the burrs off. This cutter functioned without fail. On inspection, the blade was undamaged and very sharp, the tool felt pretty solid and no adjustment needed. I found the instructions easy to follow, and from that the handles were easy to pull apart. Cranking the handles to cut the tube took the usual effort that I had no problem with. The ratcheting made the cutting easy and with the PVC pipe I had, almost too easy. I've made a dozen PVC cuts and they were pretty square. With all the lengths cut, I was able to connect these with the tee and elbow connects for my project build. I would recommend this tool.
Date published: 2016-05-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Rather lackluster Right out of the box it stops ratcheting at the halfway point. The instructions say to tighten the Phillips screw on the handle. Trying that, it still doesn't ratchet unless I press down on the blade, removing the one-handed advantage. As if that weren't bad enough, for some design flaw; perhaps the rivets in the ratcheting arm or elsewhere aren't as secure as they could be, but it always cuts at an angle. It's not awful, but it's still a considerable angle off 90. The one they keep to use at the store I go to is way better, although they don't sell that model.
Date published: 2015-09-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Get what you pay for I purchased this cutter because I have a fair amount of in ground 3/4" PVC that I occasionally need to cut to irrigate my fruit trees here in southern, California. For obvious reason, using the type of pipe cutter that swings around the pipe isn't as convenient in tight places, but those cutters do a better job of giving you a square cut. You can get a square cut with these by turning the pipe, but I've had only marginal success with using the ratchet action to get a nice cut that isn't slanted. This is my third purchase of this item, because I'm obviously trying the same thing and expecting a different outcome. The set in the picture, I've only had for a little over a year and was cutting a piece of 3/4" PVC when a piece popped out of the center of the cutting blade (see picture) - so I would rate the quality here fairly low. My other complaint with these is that I often have to hold the blade into the cut with my other hand in order to get them to ratchet - the ol' squeeze and ratchet with one hand doesn't work all that great.
Date published: 2016-05-26
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