Rated 2.4 out of 5 by 43
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Judson Good Enough
This is definitely not the best PVC cutter out there, but for the price, it does the job. Used it during a bathroom remodel and it saved a lot of time verses my small tube cutter. I don't foresee the blade staying sharp through many more projects, but given the price, it was a solid purchase for short term use.
May 11, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by PeteS Don't waste your money on this tool
Very poor quality. Ratching system is terrible and doesn't work most of the time. Blade dulls after only a few cuts. Just another cheap import under HD's private label.
May 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Warr Worth it for the money? definitley!
The only hard part was figuring out that you need to pull it out hard for the blade to open. But it was very fun for my son to cut the pvc with it
May 16, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Frogger not very good
For some reason, the cutter is very tight. I sprayed WD40, but it didn't help. It's really difficult and tiresome to close the blade. Perhaps the handle is not long enough and therefore, there's less leverage. The blade seems sharp enough. I'm going back to MMC (which is not available at Home Depot) My MMC has served me well for over 30 yrs. I regret purchasing the current cutter.
April 23, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DatGuyDere Useless for slip joint fittings
This may work okay for rigid PVC pipe, but it is useless for slip-joint tubing, and before someone tells me that it's not intended for tubing, it says that is, right on the package.
May 11, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Suze good enough for a dozen or so jobs
This economical tool will get the job done, and it's easy to use. It doesn't need a lot of room . It cuts PEX straighter if you rotate a little as you ratchet it down.
It's made about 200 CPVC and PEX cuts. It still cuts, but not nearly as easily as when it was new.
April 25, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by iquittoo Bad blade, returned to store
Wish I could give it zero stars. Blade is not hardened. In less than 20 cuts the blade had two areas broken. Buy the Husky version, much better.
April 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer Contrary To The Reviews - This Worked Great For Me!
Reading through all the reviews of this ratcheting PVC cutter, I just don't get some of the negative reviews. Several negative reviews are attributed to the fact the user's simply didn't read the packaging.
On the packaging, it states how to open the ratcheting jaws...Grab the handles and spread them apart. I did just that, and the the jaws miraculously opened! Rocket Science!
Other's mentioned how the 2 pipe "saddles" didn't line up and hold the line they were cutting. I found that the pipe moved around within the jaws until I placed the line within the saddle. Once in the saddle, the line didn't move around one bit. Statements were made on how hard it was to cut their line, and that the ratcheting function didn't work. Once again, I didn't have either of these issues at all....None!
Last week I wen't to my local Home Depot store to purchase some CPVC line, assorted fittings, and a PVC cutter. The Plumbing Department associate recommended this PVC cutter. I've already read through the reviews for this cutter, and was on the fence about it.
Against my better judgement, I went' ahead and purchased it.
My project was removing our existing shower control valve, and configuring the supply lines to accommodate the installation of a shower panel.
Doing that would require me to take our existing PEX tubing and splice CPVC tubing into it. Together with the assorted fittings I also purchased, I would then be able to complete my project.
In using this PVC cutter, both the PEX and CPVC lines I made cuts to didn't move around at all within the cutter, nor was it difficult to seat these lines within the cutters integrated saddles.
The cuts made were square, and clean. In all, I think I made around a dozen cuts. The ratcheting mechanism functioned as intended throughout all my cuts, and the blade through the line cutting process was smooth with each cut.
When I asked the Plumbing associate if there were replacement blades available, he indicated there are no replacement blades available, and for the $11.00, just purchase another cutter. That actually made sense to me.
I'm just the average homeowner, needing to make a bunch of cuts in some PEX and CPVC lines for a one-time project. I may, down the road have additional plumbing projects requiring the same tools, but I don't need to purchase a $30-$40.00 cutter that will end up just collecting dust.
So for me...This PVC cutter did exactly what it's intended purpose was for, and that was to cleanly cut the water lines I needed to cut, with zero issues and no leaks when finished.
Well worth the $11.00 spent. If the blade breaks, I'll just buy another...Period!
April 21, 2016