Rated 2.5 out of 5 by 26
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PatD Not included on package-How to open cutters if you've never used them before.
I've never used these before, always used a hacksaw.
Took them out of the package-the blade is all the way down. I stared at the tool. I tugged on the blade to get it open. Nada.
Hint: Grab the handles, and pull them apart as far as they will go.<->
Voila-the blade is now in the full open position and tool is ready to use.
Recommendation-this would be a handy bit of information to put on the packaging.
May 18, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Kidman Cheap - Broke on first day
I got this to cut some 1 1/4" PVC pipe. I had only cut about 10 pipes and the blade broke. Also the it was very hard to cut the pipe. I ended up bruising my hand using this tool. I took it back and got a better one.
March 31, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DurhamDIYer Works GREAT for cutting PEX
Despite it's name, I purchased this PVC cutter to cut PEX at the recommendation of one of the store associates for its all-metal construction at less than half the price of the Milwaukee all-metal PEX cutter. It continues to work well after re-plumbing two bathrooms and a laundry room. Haven't tried it on PVC, so I can't speak to it's performance there.
Overall I would highly recommend this tool as a high-quality, lower-priced alternative to the other PEX cutting tools.
May 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bernsie Great Purchase
After reading all the negative reviews, I was very reluctant to purchase these. However, I didn't want to spend a lot of money on a tool I didn't expect to use very often. Well, I am very happy I decided to give these a try.
I have never used PVC cutters. I needed these to make a few cuts in 3/4" pipes used for a home project. At first I wasn't sure how to operate them. I expected them to spring open once I removed the safety latch, but they have to be pulled apart. With a fair amount of force. After that, It was smooth sailing. A few squeezes and they made very clean cuts in the PVC. Now, the cuts were not perfect 90 degree angles, but they were close enough for what I needed.
Overall, I would recommend these with the caveat that I am not using them on a daily basis. I cannot vouch for their ability to hold up after hundreds or thousands of cuts. For minimal use they worked perfectly, in my opinion.
May 6, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by blah not good for small dimension projects
Building a 3/4" PVC project. It's made to be flush from fitting to fitting so that it can be small.
When finishing a cut the blade does not crash into the bottom so that is good.
The larger the diameter needed the more the blade deviates from center before cut even starts and cuts crooked. 30 degrees crooked! For my needs this is bad.
Good for big sloppy jobs only.
May 6, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Christopherbrock Use the husky instead
I work for Home Depot #0175 and this pvc cutter is bad quality they are hard to to open and don't automatically reopen. I would recommend the husky pvc cutters SKU# 1000-014-304
May 6, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Hated Worst
Home depot messed up again second time i go in to buy pipe cutters first broke wen going to use them now i buy these at 7:45 when i got home and buy the time I realized they were broken while "new" tools should work they didn't costin me my job
May 3, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GWHunter Maybe it's the user? Works great for me
I used this to cut up four 10' sticks of 1-1/4" schedule 40 into 16" pieces for making target stands. This tool made every cut with ease and there were no issues to speak of. The edges all looked like they should, there was no chipping on the PVC or the blade and the only reason this gets 4 stars instead of 5 is like a user stated before, this is hard to maintain square cuts with. It seems to want to walk at a very slight angle, less than 5°. From my use with this tool, I would buy it again.
March 10, 2015