Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 15
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
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AndyHandyman Very well made, lightweight cutter! Makes precise cuts in PEX and PolyB pipes. It's a much better tool from electrical department than relatives (Rigid, BrassCraft, ..) from plumbing department. Highly recommended!
December 4, 2012
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 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 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 ebnerp Cuts like butter
I bought this tool while working on a 3/4" PVC drain line for my central air conditioner. It's easy to use and well worth the price. Just open the jaws and align to the pipe, then squeeze the handles together. It has a ratchet action that cuts the pipe cleanly and evenly with no burrs in just a few squeezes. Works well in small spaces too.
August 24, 2009