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Model # TMC0001J

Internet # 204284860

Store SKU # 1000012738

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

SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions
Maximum pipe or tube diameter (in.) 
1.625 
Minimum pipe or tube diameter (in.) 
0.5 
Product Depth (in.) 
0.9 
Product Height (in.) 
7.64 
Product Width (in.) 
3.6 
Details
Compatible Pipe Material 
PVC 
Product Weight (lb.) 
0.7 lb 
Type 
Ratcheting 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty 
90 days store return 

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How large a pipe will it cut?

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Austin Tx
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July 18, 2015
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1-1/4 Schedule 40 had an OD that is a tad bigger than 1-5/8 (1.66" vs 1.625"). So 1" is as large as it will cut. You might get 1-1/4 to fit.
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Los Angeles, CA
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May 6, 2015
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The package indicates that it can cut up to 1 5/8" pipes. I used it to cut 3/4" pipes and it looks like there is still a significant amount of space to handle 1/ 5/8".
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South Jordan UT
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March 31, 2015
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I think 1 1/2" pipe. I would get the Huskey version this one does not work very well. The Huskey is more expensive but worth the money.
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February 20, 2015
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This cutter cuts pipe up to 1-5/8 in OD.
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how do I set it up the HDX ratcheting lcv cutter to use?

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February 9, 2015
I just removed the gray pvc cutter (TMC0001J) from packaging. The blade is locked in place. How do I set it up to use.
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Phoenix AZ
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April 3, 2016
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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.
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New York
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October 1, 2015
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Flip off the catch on the back of the tool. Fully spread out the handles. Then grip the back side of the blade and pull it out. Now you can set your pipe and cut it.
To cut, simply squeeze the handles repeatedly until the blade cuts the pipe. To cut another pipe repeat above.
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Los Angeles, CA
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May 6, 2015
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Release the safety latch and pull the ratchet handles apart until it is open wide enough to enclose the pipe. A fair amount of force is required to open them.
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February 12, 2015
Answer: 
Hi Lisa,
Release the handle lock (the wire clip holding the handles together). Next pull the handles apart , this will expose the blade.
Open the handle far enough to slide the cutter over the pipe you want to cut.
Finally engage the ratcheting lever in the handle notches as you open and close the handle to cut the pipe.
Mike
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Can this tool be used to successfully cut plastic tailpieces and P-trap arms?

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I am concerned the plastic may be too brittle and may shatter.
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Wisconsin
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September 30, 2015
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I tried using mine to cut a tailpipe for a kitchen sink and all it did was bend it. The tailpipe didn't put up enough resistance for the ratchet arm to engage. Instead I picked up a Rigid Plastic Drain Pipe Cutter which has 2 steel blades (one each for 2 different size pipes) that you press a button on the handle, insert the pipe, and spin. Worked great for tailpipes.
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July 20, 2015
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I have this same cutter and use it for PEX piping with great results. But after receiving this question, I tried it on a scrap tailpiece I had lying around. The diameter of a tailpiece is too large to effectively use with this tool and it ended up crushing/deforming the tailpiece a little bit before it cut anything. The cut wasn't great and it was hard to keep it square. If you had a dull blade, I would Read More
I have this same cutter and use it for PEX piping with great results. But after receiving this question, I tried it on a scrap tailpiece I had lying around. The diameter of a tailpiece is too large to effectively use with this tool and it ended up crushing/deforming the tailpiece a little bit before it cut anything. The cut wasn't great and it was hard to keep it square. If you had a dull blade, I would worry that it would crack. You could use this tool for a tailpiece in a pinch, but if you don't have to I would stick with a PVC saw or a hacksaw because the diameter is more than this tool will handle effectively. Read Less
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Replacement blades

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Does Home Depot (yes or no would be sufficient) stock replacement blades for this tool??

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October 29, 2015
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Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot, Gary. Unfortunately we do not carry replacement blades for this PVC cutter. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for shopping Home Depot.
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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Rated 2.4 out of 5 by 39 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by 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 4.0 out of 5.0 by 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 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 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! Well Recommended. April 21, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by A BIG Wast of money This was a waste of money. I prefer to go back to my hacksaw--that works. THIS PRODUCT DOES NOT WORK. No picture, no instructions on: how to open the blade, how to insert pipe, etc. March 4, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Pile of Junk Worked okay for about 4 months then the cutting egde failed, I hope Home Depot gives me another one. February 13, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Horrible tool, impossile making straight cuts. Horrible tool, I am returning it to store as soon as possible, because although it apparently has been built with high quality materials and design, there is a bad mistake in its design, making straight and precise cutting, an impossible thing to do. The problem is that the 2 area contact where the pipe should be placed before cutting, it's to narrow, then the perpendicularity of the tube is lost when you try to cut it, making a totally wrong and ugly cut. The 2 contacts where pipe seats, it's not even flat, so that little space is not even properly used, being logic that pipe lost the right position, designer should at least add a half or 1 inch of area contact to make it stable. I ended cutting my pipe using a simple hand saw, because I did not have the right tool. December 21, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Works well for occasional use This cutter works well for the user that only needs to occasionally cut PEX or other soft plastic pipe and doesn't want to spend a lot on a tool. The cuts are reasonably square and the cutter has enough leverage to easily cut pipe. The annoyance is in the manual opening of the blade once it is closed. You need to manually open the handles fully, then grasp the top of the blade between two fingers and pull it out. No part of the tool automatically opens. It takes a couple steps, so if you are making many cuts are using the tool frequently it will slow your work and be irritating. But for the occasional user it works fine at a reasonable cost. October 1, 2015
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