Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 16
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Gabriel Horrible design and handling
I use these kinds of cutters for coralline for electrical. I honestly hated it, got a blood blister from it pinching my skin,the y design just makes it difficult to put in my pouch for easy access. I would buy the cheaper cutters if your an electrician
January 11, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tom123 Great tool, easy to use, and makes clean cuts.
I purchased one of these last week for a (non-plumbing) PVC project I was working on using 3/4" and 1/2" schedule 40. I'd been using an "old fashioned" pipe cutter, as well as a hacksaw, and decided to check this out. It really is as easy as it seems. Measure, and squeeze. With practice I found that the best way is to place the bottom of the cutter on the floor and to use your body weight to SLOWLY cut through the PVC. This allows you some adjusting as, like with any scissor like tool, there is a tendency for the blade to twist. You also will want to hold the handles further back to get the best leverage. Be careful of your fingertips as you get to the end of the cut. I think you can figure out why, and it's something you won't do more than twice. :) It worked equally well with 3/4" and 1/2 ", but the 1/2" was easily done by hand, not needing the "floor leverage" I mentioned above. There was some slight compression on the 3/4" while cutting, but not bad, and using a sharp blade will prevent that. One other thing to note is that your results will be better if you SLOWLY squeeze the handles together. If you squeeze too hard, or too fast, you may actually fracture the PVC instead of cutting it, resulting in an uneven and possibly unuseable cut. I recommend it, and found that it really sped up my cuts.
November 8, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Luke Perfect square cuts every time
Bought and returned several cutters, this is small, compact and easy to use even in tight places.
June 23, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by DannyB Did you lose your normal set?
I would only by a set of pvc cutters like this if had forgotten mine at home. Spend the extra money and get the ratchet style it will save you in the long run.
April 19, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by monkeyman not statisfied
trying to cut PVC pipe 2feet down the ratchet action was not good the inch pipe was just squished not cut had to result in getting a hacksaw to get the job done only took me 2min with the hacksaw where I had already spent 20 min trying ratchet the cutters was more frustrated than any thing
February 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by newbie Very happy with this tool.
The cutter performed as described, going through 3/4" pvc and 1/2" pex like a knife through butter. Straight, accurate and clean cuts--a better outcome than I imagine had I used a razor knife.
February 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ExcellentWaterGuy Best tool in my service bag
This PVC Cutter is now my best tool in my Excellent Water Services Bag. I am very pleased with the quality & construction of this product.
November 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sparky420 You're doing it wrong
If these don't cut what you're attempting to cut easily, they aren't meant to cut it. I use these to cut 1/2" to 1" flexible core-line conduit and it does so with ease. A nice clean bur free slice. They are also good for making length corrections with poly string already through the line. These are far better than the plastic alternative simply by the metal frame, spring loaded handle with lock and the reverse-able blade to extend blade life. Only complaint is you have to keep an eye on the hinge screw, she tends to come loose on ya. You can't go wrong with Klein.
December 4, 2011